PHOTO CALL: Michael Urie, Eric Bogosian and More Celebrate Halley Feiffer's How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them

By Matthew Blank
November 8, 2013

The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of Halley Feiffer's three-actor play How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them officially opened Nov. 7 after previews that began Oct. 23 Off-Broadway.

Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion, There Are No More Big Secrets) directs the play that runs through Nov. 24. Playwright-actress Feiffer was recently seen in the Atlantic Theater Company world premiere of Ethan Coen's Women or Nothing.



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Keira Keeley, Jen Ponton, Katya Campell
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Katya Campbell (The Big Knife, Mauritius), Keira Keeley (Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway) and Jen Ponton ("30 Rock," "Boardwalk Empire") comprise the cast.

According to the Rattlestick, "Left to their own devices by their alcoholic mother, Ada and Sam cultivate an insular world into which they soon draw a third wheel – a pockmarked, limping wallflower named Dorrie. In the years spanning childhood to young adulthood, these three troubled girls learn to lean on each other completely, finding ways to fill each other up and to tear each other down. But when a horrible accident turns their reality upside down, they find they must decide whether they will continue to foster their familiar, codependent cycle, or whether they will break free, with or without each other's aid."

The scenic design for How to Make Friends and then Kill Them is by Andromache Chalfant with costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

Feiffer is a New York-based playwright and actress. Her full-length plays include I'm Gonna Pray for you so Hard, Sidney & Laura and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecological Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her acting work includes Medieval Play, The House of Blue Leaves, Tigers Be Still, "Bored To Death," "The Squid and the Whale," "Margot at the Wedding" and "He's Way More Famous Than You," which she also co-wrote.

For tickets phone (866) 811-4111 or visit rattlestick.org. The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at 224 Waverly Place.