Photo Flash: The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents
Electric Pear Productions (Melanie Sylvan and Ashlin Halfnight, Co-Executive Producers) will present the US premiere of The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents by Lukas Bärfuss, translated by Neil Blackadder at The Wild Project (195 East Third Street, between Avenues A & B) for a limited run, beginning November 6th through 22nd. Opening night is set for Tuesday, November 11th.
Discover one of Switzerland's most willful and stimulating playwrights. Following a smash run in London, Electric Pear brings a stunning and disturbing new Swiss play to New York for its US premiere. Rising star Kristjan Thor, named one of New York Magazine's "Most Likely to be Famous Before 30," directs Bärfuss' US debut of The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents which has been called "Horribly compelling" by the Times UK, "taboo-busting" and "This in-yer-face piece sticks in-yer-mind" by Time Out London and the London Evening Standard says, "This show makes a splash."
Grace Gummer will make her NY theatrical debut as Dora, who, after ten years on tranquillizers, emerges with an adamant sexual hunger that pits her against a secret and deviant adult world. Not your normal coming of age story. Not your everyday sexual awakening.
Completing the cast are Laura Heidinger, Kathryn Kates ("Seinfeld'), Max Lodge, Charlie Mitchell, Jim Noonan and Peter O'Connor (Kidstuff).
The design team includes scenic design by Moza Saracho's who also is co-costume designer with Kylie Ward; original music and sound design by Joel Bravo.
For more information please visit www.ELECTRICPEAR.org
Electric Pear Productions, founded by Ashlin Halfnight and Melanie Sylvan, is a non-profit theater company committed to deepening the scope of the American performance landscape by supporting, creating and showcasing both "original American plays of superior quality and originality and cross-genre and cross-border collaborative projects for the stage The goal of the company is to be a cultivator, backer and presenter - a true hub - of original and persuasive creative endeavors that find their base in the live theatrical experience, but pull together influences and inspirations from the world at large."
Each season the company produces two new plays, one collaborative international piece, and one cross-genre composition.
Laura Heidinger and Grace Gummer