Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play Begins Rattlestick Run Feb. 10 | Playbill

News Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play Begins Rattlestick Run Feb. 10
Sheila Callaghan's That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play makes its world premiere Feb. 10 Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Sheila Callaghan
Sheila Callaghan Photo by Justine Cooper

Kip Fagan directs the new comedy that opens Feb. 23 for a run through March 15 at the company's downtown home. Callaghan (Fever/Dream, Ayravana Flies or A Pretty Dish, 13P member) penned the comedy about "a pair of radical feminist ex-strippers [who] scour the country on a murderous rampage against right-wing pro-lifers, blogging about their exploits in gruesome detail," according to press notes. "Meanwhile, a scruffy screenwriter named Owen tries to bang out his magnum opus in a hotel room as his best friend Rodney ('The Rod') pontificates on rape and other manly enterprises. When Owen decides to incorporate the strippers into his screenplay, the boundaries of reality begin to blur, and only a visit from Jane Fonda can help keep worlds from blowing apart."

Joseph Gomez (NY stage debut), Lisa Joyce (Red Light Winter, Blackbird), Greg Keller (Steve & Idi, The Seagull - BAM), Annie McNamara (God's Ear) and Danielle Slavick (NYC stage debut) star.

The creative team includes Narelle Sissons (sets), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Matthew Frey (lights), Eric Shim (sound) and Mary Robinette Kowal (props). Rick Sordelet handles fight choreography, and Brian Smallwood serves as technical director. Katrina Renee Herrmann is production stage manager.

Rattlestick recently presented Craig Wright's Lady and Stephen Belber's Geometry of Fire as part of its 14th anniversary Off-Broadway season.

Tickets to shows at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Street), are available by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information visit

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