INTAR and Radio Drama Network team up to present the world premiere of Georgina Escobar's Then They Forgot About the Rest at INTAR's Theatre this month. The Movement Theatre Company's David Mendizabal will direct the new play, billed as a "femmetasia" and frontier futura funk piece with elements of noir.
In Then They Forgot About the Rest, an ad agency struggles to stay afloat in a new competitive media market. As they get ready to accept their new client, Alleviate (or "the forgetting pill"), members of the agency question the moral implications of selling the drug, while a bereaved mother undergoes trial for it.
The cast of the world premiere is made up of Danielle Alonzo, Maki Borden, Mindy Escobar-Leanse, Renata Friedman, Jacqueline Guillén, Gabriel Marin, and Elizabeth Ramos.
Performances begin April 13 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement scheduled through May 12. Opening is set for April 22.
Escobar's plays include Sweep (Aurora Theatre, Lincoln Center Directors Lab), B.I. (Milagro, Steppenwolf's The Mix), and Penny Pinball Presents the Beacons (INTAR, 50 PP).