Supporting creative work by women
Row After Row kicks off Women’s Project Theater’s new season and reunites playwright Jessica Dickey and director Daniella Topol, who collaborated on last season’s well-received Charles Ives Take Me Home at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. In fact, Charles Isherwood of The New York Times raved that Ms. Dickey “is a talent to watch”.
You have a great opportunity to see her talent on display in Row After Row which finds three Civil War re-enactors–two longtime male friends and one female newbie–in the back of a Gettysburg bar slinging beer and barbs after the 150th anniversary of Pickett’s Charge. The play possesses an edgy, dark humor while it examines the issues that divide us into North v. South, blue state v. red state, male v. female. The phenomenal cast includes Rosie Benton (Stick Fly), Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses), and PJ Sosko (ReEntry).
The play was originally commissioned by Rising Phoenix Rep for its groundbreaking Cino Nights series, which puts on one-night performances of new plays by today’s top talent in the back of the East Village’s Jimmy’s No. 43. Other plays–Cusi Cram’s Radiance and Adam Szymkowicz’s Clown Bar–also received productions after first being presented in the Cino Nights series. How appropriate that Ms. Dickey’s play is set in the back of a Gettysburg bar after its initial debut in the back of an East Village bar.
To learn more about the production, check out the great trailer below. Tickets are available through February 16th at Women’s Project Theater’s web site.
Photo by Carole Rosegg