Wrong House Productions to Present Inaugural Show REALLY REALLY
Wrong House Theatre presents their inaugural production as a brand new company: REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo, directed by Adam Martin.
When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who's a victim, who's a predator, and who's a Future Leader of America. All that's certain is when the veneer of loyalty and friendship is stripped back, what's revealed is a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive. (WARNING: Depictions of sexual violence.)
"You're rich. You're white. You shouldn't have a problem."
REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo takes a deep dive into significant yet very sensitive social questions ranging from sexual assault to social class to white privilege. Some of these questions are currently being circulated en masse in the mainstream media; others, less so. If anything, the play is even more timely today than when it was first written. We know what happens when these issues get aired, but what happens if we don't know where to assign the blame?
FROM THE DIRECTOR, Adam Martin: "The line that separates a hero from a villain is becoming increasingly hazy in today's societal and political climate - and this is especially the case with a technology-driven generation, whose members often can hide behind the mask of social media. 'Really Really' is necessary now because it rips away the masks of this "Me Generation", and explores how our actions (or, sometimes, our refusals to act) trigger a cascade of consequences. Colaizzo's play also explores white privilege and entitlement: What do these people 'deserve'? Who gets to decide?"
LEIGH: Alyssa Abraham
DAVIS: Andrew Rousso
JOHNSON: Brady Richards
JIMMY: Brendan Byrne
GRACE: Jessika McQueen
COOPER: Joe Reece
HALEY: Shannon McInally
DIRECTOR: Adam Martin
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Greg Pragel
SCENIC DESIGNER: Diggle
SOUND DESIGN: Carter Dean
LIGHT DESIGNER: Zack Weeks
EXEC. PRODUCER(S): Jack Creaghan, Samuel Batchelor
Performances will play IATI Theater, 64 East 4th St, New York, NY. Tickets: $20.00. Run time; Two hours, with one intermission. The show opens Thursday, November 30th at 8pm and continues: Friday, December 1st at 8pm; Saturday, December 2nd at 8pm; Sunday, December 3rd at 8pm; Tuesday, December 5th at 8pm; Wednesday, December 6th at 8pm; Thursday, December 7th at 8pm; Friday, December 8th at 8pm; Saturday, December 9th at 2pm (matinee); and Saturday, December 9th at 8pm.
About Wrong House Productions
Do you like yourself? If you are anything like us, the answer is...complicated. But life isn't black and white, and we don't think that art should be either. Wrong House stages easily accessible work in intimate urban spaces, with the goal to spark laughter, outrage, and community-wide discourse on challenging ethical issues. We strive to make dramas that make you laugh, comedies that make you cry, and to find compassion in unlikely places. In this age of instant gratification and digital masks, where romance is an algorithm, and a comment can kill, we don't always choose the path of greatest or most obvious good. Everyone is an antagonist in someone else's story. So we ask: do we like ourselves?
Visit https://thewronghouse.com/really-really/ for more information.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Alyssa Abraham as Leigh
Alyssa Abraham is an actor/writer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Three Year Conservatory. Some past roles include Berthe in Marc Camoletti's Boeing Boeing, Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Dotty in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, and in her sketch comedy webseries: Pantiless. More at www.alyssa-abraham.com.
Andrew Rousso as Davis
New York born and raised. Theatre: A Doll's House (Williamstown, dir. Sam Gold), Barrow Group Conservatory Showcase (off-off-Broadway). Film: Two Eagles, The Last Ineffable Serendipity. Video: Dealin' with Daniel (self-produced), Summering, Eye Dr. Education: Skidmore College, Shakespeare and Company, Williamstown apprentice, Barrow Group Conservatory. Thank you Mom, Eli, and Dad!
Brady Richards as Johnson
Brady Richards hails from Ellicott City, MD, now residing in NYC. Regional: Peter Pan (Syracuse Stage); NYC: Line (13 St. Repertory), The Sandman (ATA), Absolutely (Project Y Women in Theatre Festival), King David (Columbia University), Beware of Dog with The Brewing Dept., Double Penny (Dixon Place), Cleopatra (Theatre for the New City). Syracuse University BFA. Actingbradyrichards.net | @toworkoneself
Brendan Byrne as Jimmy
Brendan Byrne is a Melbourne born, New York based actor. He has recently appeared in Area 51 as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Intestinal Pulchritude for the Midtown International Theatre Festival. He is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where he performed in numerous productions including Peer Gynt, Love's Labours Lost, Romeo & Juliet, Short Eyes and Suddenly Last Summer.
Jessika McQueen as Grace
Jessika is a Canadian actress, now based in NYC. She is a graduate of the Three Year Professional Conservatory at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and also holds a B.A. in both Psychology and English Literature from the University of Western Ontario. Past roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Andromache in Trojan Women, Cecilia in Fefu and Her Friends, and Mejra in The Monument. More at jessikamcqueen.com
Joe Reece as Cooper
A native of Kansas City, Joe graduated from the University of Central Missouri. Recent Credits: Big Bad Little Bad (Dixon Place), Mary V (Theatre for the New City), The Octopus (The SET Collective), As You Like It (Underling Productions) Film: Yes God Yes (Directed by Karen Maine, Starring Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer), Here's to Wishing I had my Cats at the Rapture (What!?roductions) Check out www.joe-reece.com.
Shannon McInally as Haley
Shannon is a NYC-based actress originally from the Pacific Northwest. She is a graduate of the Three Year Professional Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. Recent roles include Warwick in Henry VI: The Rise of Richard (Great River Shakespeare Festival), Gwen in Fifth of July, and Audrey in As You Like It (Stella Adler). More at shannonmcinally.com.