Bilodeau's Pleasure and Pain World Premiere Kicks Off Hot House 2007 | Playbill

News Bilodeau's Pleasure and Pain World Premiere Kicks Off Hot House 2007
The world premieres of Chantal Bilodeau's Pleasure and Pain, Kirsten Greenidge's Rust and C. Michèle Kaplan's 'Bot are part of Magic Theatre's Hot House 2007, which starts Feb. 3.

The annual event of new works that play in repertory at the San Francisco company's home will run through April 1. Jessica Heidt stages Bilodeau's Pleasure and Pain (which starts Feb. 3), Raelle Myrick-Hodges directs Greenidge's Rust (Feb. 17) and Chris Smith takes on Kaplan's 'Bot (March 3).

Jennifer Clare, Max Moore, Robert Parsons, Catherine Smitko and Andrew Utter appear in Pleasure and Pain, which is billed as a thriller in which "Peggy's impulsive and erotic daydreams interrupt the monotony of her Midwestern life. When her fantasies spill over onto the page and into the hands of her boss, Peggy realizes she can't have pleasure without pain."

L. Peter Callender, Eric Fraisher Hayes, Lance Gardner, Nicole C. Julien, Donald Lett, April Matthis, Cathleen Riddley and Mikaal Sulaiman perform in Rust. The comedy finds "Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben [who] must reclaim their lives and help a black football superstar play the game on his own terms."

Karen Aldridge, Julia Brothers, Dan Hiatt, Steve Irish, Jonathan Rosen and Juliet Tanner fill the cast of 'Bot — just announced as a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. "A teenager's vision will change our world forever," reads show materials. "And his parents are too consumed by their own high-powered urban lives to recognize the meaning of their son's success."

The design team for Hot House includes Matt McAddon (set) and Michael Palumbo (lighting) for both Pleasure and Pain and Rust. Pleasure and Pain also features costumes by Leah Marthinsen and sound by Dynamite Schultz. Rust includes costume design by Cassandra Carpenter and sound by Tyson Fechter. For 'Bot, the team includes Robert Broadfoot (set), Mike Oesch (lighting), Victoria Livingston-Hall (costumes) and Richard Scholwin (sound). The new Magic season concludes with the world premiere of Josh Kornbluth's Citizen Josh (May 12-June 10) directed by David Dower and presented in association with Jonathan Reinis Productions and The Z Space Studio's Z Plays.

Tickets to Hot House 2007 at the Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center (Building D) in San Francisco, CA are available by calling (415) 441-8822. Passes are available for all three shows. For more information visit the Magic Theatre website at

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