Caryl Churchill's Owners, a Play About Personal Property
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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“Highly comic.” —_The New York Times _
Critic’s Pick_ —San Francisco Chronicle_
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
London-born playwright Caryl Churchill is known for her non-naturalistic techniques and themes dealing with feminism, abuse of power, and sexual politics.
Owners director Elizabeth Williamson’s New York directing credits include Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis (Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab), Peter Morris’ The Second Amendment Club (AMS, then West End Theater), The Floating World (which she adapted from Chikamatsu for Lincoln Center Theater’s American Living Room Festival at HERE), Genet’s The Maids (FringeNYC 2001, in the US premiere of Martin Crimp’s translation). For the Act French Festival, also in New York, she directed the U.S. premiere of Michel Azama’s The Life and Death of Pier Paolo Pasolini, a _Village Voice _Choice of the Week.
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