Continuing their tradition of staging dark and visceral plays, Off Broadway's 29th Street Repertory will open Tammy Ryan's Pig Sept. 19.
This chilling story of a family barbecue turned brutal and violent when the prodigal son returns, will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Corcoran and feature a mix of company members and guest artists.
Other recent 29th Street Theatre productions include such odd, cynical and/or violent works as Lion In The Streets, Pick Up Ax, and Bill Nave's Bible Burlesque (an evening of Nave's one-acts will be the company's next production, in Nov.). The nine-year-old company also mounted a well-received production of the Chicago hit, Killer Joe.
A co-production of 29th Street Rep and Weissberger Theatre Group, Pig will offer pay-what-you-can Thursdays along with its regular schedule.
Pig was developed at the 1991 Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays at Northern Kentucky University, workshopped in Pittsburgh by the Pyramid Group, and showcased by Off-Broadway's Love Creek Productions in 1993. For tickets and information, call (212)465-0575.
-- By David Lefkowitz