Steve Abrams, Tony D’Angelo, Stefani Nicole Von Huben, and Pop Up Playhouse present
A NEW PLAY BY
Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin
MAY 4–20, 2018
DORIE THEATRE @ THE COMPLEX
The comedy is set in the suburban Dallas apartment of Marshall and Julie Ann Katz (Zuckerman, Bowen), a young interfaith couple. When they discover that they have twin boys on the way, no one is kvelling more than Marshall’s mother Rhonda (DeSalvo), – queen of Texas organic foods, and the 21st century Jewish mother we’ve been waiting for. But, suddenly the whole family is pulled into a tug-of-war, with a little help from YouTube, a meddling gay school teacher (Sherry), and more than a few centuries of tradition. By the time it’s over, there’s no telling who (or what) will be left intact.
“The smart and witty script by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin keeping the one-liners and puns steadily coming make for a fast-paced one-act.”
“entertaining, unexpectedly touching”
“[Todd] Sherry is a burst of sunshine and sass with scene-stealing skills that enhance and elevates”
“this original hot new comedy is definitely ‘cutting edge’”
Knife to the Heart is produced by Steve Abrams, Tony D'Angelo and Stefani Nicole Von Huben, of TADA Theatricals & Kicky Productions, both Chicago-based theatrical producing entities and in conjunction with Pop-Up Playhouse. Previously, Knife to the Heart had three successful developmental staged readings, two in Los Angeles, and one at Chicago’s legendary Second City in October ’17, directed by Gary Griffin. This is a showcase production before heading to Chicago in the Spring of 2019.
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