By Anna Moench
Directed by David F. Chapman
With Eric Bryant, Julie Fitzpatrick, and Vanessa Wasche
Deb and John are married. Deb and John are strangers. Deb saves John's life on a mountain. John blinds Deb on the Serengeti. John works at an office. John works at a different office. Deb is a doctor, or an exterminator. The Pillow Book is a journey through the real, the imagined, the impossible, and the parallel—because who you were when you got married might not be who you are now.
Firework Theater ignites new work each year in New York City. Led by co-Artistic Directors Ben Cikanek and Mike Klar, the company (originally known as Kids with Guns) presented its first show, The Blue Martini, at Under St. Marks in the East Village in 2003. Since then, we have collaborated with many talented artists across nine full-length shows (our last 3 at the beautiful 59E59 Theaters). We pride ourselves on our ability to foster a sense of community and excitement around our work (come to a party or a show or work with us to see what we mean); we love plays about love (especially ones that are both hilarious and heartbreaking); and we thrive on the excitement of presenting passionate new work from an emerging generation of theater artists.
Read more at: http://fireworktheater.com
"A riveting, insightful and innovative work" - Theatre is Easy
"A play that will keep you hooked from start to finish" - New York Theater Guide