Clubbed Thumb's 2018 SummerWorks Kicks Off May 19

Off-Broadway News   Clubbed Thumb's 2018 SummerWorks Kicks Off May 19
The annual series of adventurous new plays begins with Trish Harnetiaux's Tin Cat Shoes.
Angela Hanks, Trish Harnetiaux, and Will Arbery
Angela Hanks, Trish Harnetiaux, and Will Arbery Molly Hagan/Jude Domski/Korde Tuttle

Clubbed Thumb kicks off its 23rd season of SummerWorks May 19 with Trish Harnetiaux's play Tin Cat Shoes, directed by Knud Adams. The annual series of new plays from the five-time Obie Award-winning theatre company will see the world premieres of three new works presented through June 30 at The Wild Project.


Tin Cat Shoes runs through May 29. The 2018 SummerWorks will also feature Wilder Gone by Angela Hanks, directed by Margot Bordelon (June 4–14); and Plano by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds (June 20–30).

See below for a list of show descriptions, as well as casting:

Tin Cat Shoes
May 19–29
Blessed with the can-do American spirit, a troop of dedicated shoe store workers embark on a madcap odyssey of personal (employer-mandated) expansion. But when "work is your life" and systems break down, all that remains is you, nachos, and the truth.

Cast: Kyle Beltran, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, David Greenspan, Emily Cass McDonnell, and Pete Simpson

Wilder Gone
June 4–14
Thalia wants to build a farmhouse in the middle of the great big city. Mabel is on a quest to become its first female preacher (although her rampant sexual thoughts are having a real impact on her sermonizing). And little Peanut Brittle is digging around in the past. It is only 20 years into the new century, and these ladies are going a bit wild.

Cast: Toni Ann DeNoble, Crystal Dickinson, Washington Kirk, Nicole Lewis, Christopher Livingston, Hubert Point-Du Jour and Markita Prescott.

June 20–30
Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues: Isabel’s got pains. Anne’s got slugs. And Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. She just wants you to eat the damn hummus (she made it!). Let's talk about family nightmares. I mean, uh, memories.

Cast: Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J. Rosado, Mary Shultz and Miriam Silverman.

Festival passes are on sale now for $60 here.

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