Lizzie Vieh’s Romantic Thriller Monsoon Season to Premiere Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Lizzie Vieh’s Romantic Thriller Monsoon Season to Premiere Off-Broadway
The two-hander will debut at Rattlestick following its Edinburgh Festival Fringe run.
Therese Plaehn in a scene from <i>Monsoon Season</i>
Therese Plaehn in a scene from Monsoon Season Maria Baranova

Pills and paranoia, hallucinations, and twisted humor fuel a couple's unhinged relationship in Lizzie Vieh’s romantic thriller, Monsoon Season. Following a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show is set to debut in the U.S. at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater this fall.

Monsoon Season, presented by All For One Theater and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker (Puffs), will play a limited run October 21–November 21.

The cast is made up of Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park, Mary Page Marlowe) as Danny and Therese Plaehn (The Humans, The Heidi Chronicles) as Julia.

Described as a "depraved romantic comedy for a toxic world," Monsoon Season follows a recently separated couple as they spiral into chaos. Since their breakup, a strip club’s flashing neon sign is keeping Danny awake at night, and Julia’s Adderall addiction has only gotten worse since her dealer moved in. Danny is suffering from micro-blackouts and Julia keeps seeing a giant bird in her backyard—meanwhile, the question remains as to whether anyone is looking after their child.

The production features scenic design by You-Shin Chen, costume design by Haydee Zelideth, lighting design by Sarah Johnston, and sound design by Emma Wilk. Mae Frankeberger is production manager, and Kara Kaufman is production stage manager.

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