It's Only Kickball, Stupid Bounces into Hartley House Aug. 28
30 Jul 2014
A new immersive and interactive comedy by Caroline Prugh, It's Only Kickball Stupid, will open at the Hartley House (413 W. 46th Street) Aug. 28.
Kef Theatrical Productions presents the new production, which, according to press notes, will place the audience at the center of the action.
Directed by Adam Fitzgerald, the production runs Aug. 28 - Sept. 14 and is billed as follows, "On a playground in 1988, Fiona Moore fights off Margo Jones' efforts to convince her to join the all-girls kickball team in their daily recess battles against the boys. This totally annoys young Fiona and yet there's something more to her feelings, but what? As she struggles to figure this out, the play opens up, moving between the late 80s and today. As the playground fades into memory, adult Fiona and her friends attempt to figure out just what was happening and maybe re-write a little of her-story."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.