Ain't I society, you say. You ain't seen nothing yet hardly."
Obie Award-winning Director Jim Simpson and his new theatre company, The Furballs, handle "Mad Potatoes," "The arcane X" and a nuclear apocalypse all through the trappings of bad language in Mac Wellman's Cellophane, Jan 22-Feb 1, at NYC's House of Candles.
Cellophane is being presented in conjunction with The Mac Wellman Festival, curated by Tim Ferrell, celebrating over 20 years of Wellman's playwrighting. Other plays in the festival include Sincerity Forever, 7 Blowjobs, Harm's Way and the world premieres of The Damned Thing and The Sandalwood Box, by the Obie-winning Ridge Theatre Company.
Simpson won a 1989/90 Obie Award for directing Wellman's Bad Penny, the same year that Wellman won an Obie Award for Best New American Play for Bad Penny, Crowbar and Terminal Hip.
The Furballs are: Dacyl Acevedo, Karine Andersen, Shane Barnes, Kathryn Benson, Stephen Booker, Renee Bourrut, Caroline Burwell, Deborah Craig, Marlene D'Amore, Amy de Lucia, Daniel Gurian, James Henderson, Karri Jinkins, Stephen Jordan, Jun Kim, Nicole Kovacs, Michael LaFetra, Theresa Lee, Phillipe Leong, Larry Levy, Charlotte Melen, Mariana Newhard, Ryan Rilette, Berton Schaeffer, Sabine Singh, Dennis Trainor, Angela Tweed, David Walters, Nikki Wooster, Sarah Yorra, Pamela Zimmerman. Cellophane will be running at House of Candles, Jan. 22-Feb. 1. For reservations call (212) 420-1466.
-- By Robert Viagas