Brooklyn Troupe Charlie Pineapple Brings Back Production of Orphans

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The Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company, the young troupe out of Brooklyn with a funny name and a penchant for the combustible, male work, will return to one of its past productions when it once again mounts Lyle Kessler's Orphans. Dates May 11-27.

The play, Kessler's best known, is about Harold, a shady businessman who is kidnapped by Treat and Phillip, two brothers—one a predatory and domineering thief, the other an innocent man-child—who have raised themselves without the benefit of parents. After a short time, however, the wily Harold turns the tables and begins to dictate the course of the brothers' lives.

Pineapple last mounted the play in 2002.

In this version, Harold is played by Michael Carrara, Treat by Ian Kerch and Phillip by Mark VanDerBeets.

Past Pineapple offerings have included works by John Patrick Shanley (Danny and Deep Blue Sea), John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men), and Sam Shepard's True West.

The outfit's mission statement reads: "The Goal of the Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company is to produce the highest quality work with plays that push the boundaries of conventional theatre, while pushing the limits of the actors and audience alike." The production will take place at 248B N. 8th Street at Roebling Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets are $15. Call (718) 907-0577.

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