The Phebe Project to Present EPHEBOPHILIA, 1/18-2/9
The Phebe Project has announced the world premiere of Ephebophilia by DusTy Wilson, directed by Clint Worthington and premiering January 18th, 2014 at Room 300 of Collaboraction in Wicker Park.
Ephebophilia follows a young couple, Imogen and Jackson, who are on the verge of losing their home in the midst of the 2008 housing crisis. In a desperate attempt to save their house from foreclosure, they decide to find, lure and extort money from unsuspecting sexual predators. Along the way, young Imogen, torn between her real and online identities, searches for the truth in her own relationships. Ephebophilia was a finalist in On the Brink Productions Search For the Next Great (Young) American Playwright, and was a finalist in Quiet Productions New Works Festival.
Ephebophilia is a fascinating new work that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, as scenes wander seamlessly between the real world and the cold, alienating world of the Internet. Playing with themes of identity, truth and the influence of media on our lives, the characters of the play all search for ways to reconcile who they are with what they can do - a Lolita for the digital age.
Ephebophilia opens January 18th and will run through February 9th with previews January 16th & 17th.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 3:30pm
General Tickets $15.00 and Student & Industry $10, available through Brown Paper Tickets