Part of the 2021 Philly Fringe Festival, presented OUTSIDE!
September 17-19, 24-26, and October 1-3
The year is 1994, and the small town of Big Bone, Oregon, much like David Lynch's Twin Peaks, is filled with secrets. Every month a lumberjack disappears, and some say they've all been killed by a cult of murderous secretaries. Patty Johnson is the new girl at the Cooney Lumber Mill, and she quickly finds herself in the midst of a mystery. The Secretaries is a darkly hilarious satire of the cultural expectations forced upon women that is as sharp as a bloody chainsaw blade.
Starring:Andrea Rose Cardoni, Sarah Heddins, Amber Orion, Faith Sullivan, and Quanece Thompson
Written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Directed by Dakota Adams
November 26-28, December 3-5, and 10-12
In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the dysfunctional Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. Amidst the chaos, they find comfort in friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.
Written by Josefina López
Directed by Mark Ivan Branche
March 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20
1987… East Los Angeles… the barrio… 6 Latina women are sharing the American Dream. Working in a dismal sewing factory Estela, Carmen, Ana, Rosali, and Pancha try to find common ground through laughter, gossip, and everyday life. Faced with an impossible deadline of making 100 dresses, extreme tension, and the difficulties of trying to get along, the six women defy the odds: Becoming more than friends… Becoming true sisters!
May 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22
Vanya and his niece Sonia live on the family estate. Sonia’s father and his beautiful third wife, Ella, have arrived to announce the imminent sale of the estate. Sonia longs for Dr. Aster, her uncle’s best friend, who lusts after Ella, as does Vanya, as does Pickles, a heartbroken lesbian who lives over the garage. And then there’s Babs, an artistic soul who came to help tend to Sonia’s dying mother and never left. Egos clash, hearts hunger, and souls cry out for meaning in this very funny and quite touching re-imagining of a timeless classic. Familiarity with the Chekhov original is definitely not required.