Seattle's Printer's Devil Theatre opens its 1998 season with the world premiere of Lawrence Krauser's Horrible Child, Feb 5-Feb 28.
Horrible Child is a portrait of a crisis at absolute bursting point, a nuclear family locked in a ritualized storm of rage and confrontation. The parents, P and Q, are bonded solely by their hatred of their child Horrible, whose sex they do not know because the child is too hairy. Exploring the orchestration of language and music, Horrible Child, is the tale of an androgynous child, conceived in a phone booth, trying desperately to belong to something after his parents attempt to "exterminate" him/her.
Part of last year's Annual Play Bonanza at Printer's Devil, Horrible Child will be directed by Artistic Director Paul Willis.
Krauser, also the playwright of Honeymoon in Deeley Plaza has a screenplay, Pip, Pulp, Peel currently in development with LuLu Films.
Horrible Child will be playing at The Richard Hugo House, February 5 - 28, for reservations and more information for call (206) 860-7163. -- By Sean McGrath