World Premiere of Jay Stull's The Capables, Examining Hoarders, Begins July 17; Hardbody's Dale Soules Stars

By Michael Gioia
July 17, 2013

The Kindling Theatre Company and Neighborhood Productions, in association with Judson Arts, present the world premiere of The Capables, written by Jay Stull and directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz, beginning July 17.



Dale Soules (Hands on a Hard Body, Grey Gardens) leads a cast that includes Jessie Barr (Folk Wandering at Ars Nova, The End of the World at EST), Dana Berger (Did You Ever Watch the Wonder Years at Rattlestick), Charles Browning (Romeo & Juliet at Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Misanthrope at CSC), Katie Eisenberg (Appointment with Elevator Repair Service), David J. Goldberg (Decompression at FringeNYC), Hugh Sinclair (Ghost Light at 59E59, Southern Promises at PS 122), Micah Stock (East Colfax at Rising Phoenix Rep, "Deception" on NBC) and Max Woertendyke (Beautiful at the Public Theater, Girl at the Cherry Lane Theater).

Opening night is July 23 for a run through Aug. 3 at The Gym at Judson.

Here's how The Capables is billed: "Anna Capable has a collection. Her daughter Jessy calls it a hoard. In a desperate attempt to fix her family, Jessy enlists the help of a reality TV show to remove her mother's mess. But the camera sees a story very different from the one Jessy wants to tell. Is cleanliness really next to godliness? Funny and heartfelt, The Capables examines hoards, collections, and the dirty business of radical inclusion."

Playwright Stull is the literary manager of The Amoralists Theatre Company, curates the AmoraLAB and AmoralFEST, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Literary Wing at the Lark Play Development Center. He recently directed Mark Roberts' play Rantoul and Die with The Amoralists at The Cherry Lane. His play Strange Heart was developed last year in the IMPACT 2012 Festival at The Culture Project; his play Monster Ball was produced by Ugly Rhino Theater in TinyRhino in February; and he has contributed to various cabarets with The Civilians.

The design team includes Greg Kozatek and George Hoffmann (set design), Tilly Grimes (costume design), Nick Houfek (lighting design) and Amy Altadonna (sound design).

The Gym at Judson is located at 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South). For tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit SmartTix.com.