Directed by Daniel Talbott, artistic director of Rising Phoenix, Afterclap features Haskell King (The Great Pretenders, Bitter Taste, Heaven Knows and PTSD at Ensemble Studio Theatre). Performance time is 6 PM.
According to press notes, in Afterclap, "a man wakes up naked on the floor in the backroom of a bar at 4 AM, not immediately clear how he got there, both trying and dreading to remember. He dresses, he drinks, he self-medicates and he recounts, in a quest for self-exoneration. Grappling with the gnawing feelings of his culpability, poring over the physical evidence of his guilt, he obsesses over the nature and extent of his accountability in the afterclap — the unexpected damage that follows the end of an affair."
Reitz's other work includes Self-Portrait in a Blue Room (Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2007 Marathon), Fall Forward, Urban Folk Tales, Lowlife, The Pleasure Principle, Everything I Do I Do for You, Chat, Perfect Evening and an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters.
Presented as a limited engagement, Afterclap continues through Feb. 22 at the Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 East 7th Street.
Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only. For reservations call (212) 946-5198. For more information, visit risingphoenixrep.org.