Gratuitous Gore Mixes With Humor in the Slasher XX PlayLab: HOOKMAN
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The last date listed for XX PlayLab: HOOKMAN was Saturday April 14, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts:
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Sometimes "livin' large" is no kind of living at all. At least not when you're tipping the scales at 600 pounds like Charlie, the moving (but nearly immobile) protagonist of The Whale. Since the death of his boyfriend, Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to death. His only friend, a nurse, nearly kills him with kindness while his only acquaintance, a troubled young missionary, is determined to rescue his soul. Unwilling to seek medical treatment despite his rapidly declining health, Charlie instead attempts to reconnect with the teenage daughter he hasn't seen in 15 years. Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise) wrote this humorous and devastating drama that won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
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The nice balance of horror and comedy helps you to get deep into the mind of a young girl as she tries to cope with the reality of how her best friend died. The production values and acting were of high quality and I thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Hookman is part of XX PLAYLAB, a program developed by the Boston Center for the Arts and Company One that fulfills an urgent need in the theatre community by supporting female playwrights in the development and production of new scripts.