The new work, which "combines pulse-pounding mystery with crackling comedic dialogue and several original songs," will play Fridays at 8 PM for the entire month of April. Comedian/performers Burch and Creighton co-star in the piece they created with director Mullin and Obie-winning playwright Jarrow. Rip Me Open, according to press notes, follows "two wise-cracking, desperate souls as they investigate a strange sexual act in a case of threatened violence and psychosexual intrigue."
About the creation of the play, Obie winner Jarrow said in a statement, "Michael and Desiree are writers with highly original voices, and Brian and I worked with them to craft unique characters and then to set these characters on a collision course. Through the collaborative process, we all worked hard to challenge our traditional ideas of authorship, creating a piece that incorporates the spontaneity of improv comedy with stylistic influences from avant-garde theatre."
The Galapagos Arts Space is located at 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets, priced $10 (in advance) and $12 (at the door), are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information go to www.galapagosartspace.com.