Soho Rep. celebrated the official opening of Kate Tarker’s war comedy Thunderbodies October 27, marking Tarker's—recipient of the 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award—professional debut.
In Thunderbodies, described as a "grotesquely hilarious depiction" of an America through the looking glass, Grotilde has completed her life’s work of losing the last 10 pounds, General Michail has proposed, and the President is up to her new tricks.
Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a cast made up of Deirdre O’Connell, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Mia Katigbak, Monique St. Cyr, and Matthew Jeffers.
Read reviews for Thunderbodies below.
The production began performances October 16 and is scheduled through November 18.
The creative team for Thunderbodies includes Matt Saunders (scenic designer), Oana Botez (costume designer), Yi Zhao (lighting designer), Chad Raines (sound designer), Thomas Schall (fight director), Ryan Courtney (props), Emely Zepeda (production stage manager), and Bonnie McHeffey (assistant stage manager).
Tarker's other plays include Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man; God is Dead, Let’s Make Love; and Laura and the Sea.