Fictive Kinship Opens tonight!!!
You have an hour and a half to get over to the 14th street Y and see it. Go! Info is below.
FICTIVE KINSHIP by Pip Ngo
Jan 20th-24th at 7:00 pm, Jan 24th at 1:00 pm
The 14th Street Y Theater
$20 tickets at the door, $15 with a reservation
Please make reservations at FictiveKinship@ymail.com
This intimate show written by a young playwright is perfect for a generation that is clamoring for political change. Through comedic antics reminiscent of Monty Python and Woody Allen, Fictive Kinship weaves a tale about political ambition and coming of age that's sure to reach the college graduate who's just starting to make life changing decisions or the young CEO who's about to make the biggest decision of his/her life. Presented in the beautiful little-known theater that lurks in the 14th St Y, director Krysta Gonzalez uses colors and flavors dark comedy has never seen.
Tom the self-made boy-wonder politician is haunted by Death, who's a bit more irritating than he is scary. With death tempting suicide at every turn of his campaign, it's increasingly hard to become the youngest mayor of the conservative town of East Platte. In the heat of the race, rumors begin to swirl around his fiancée's miscarriage and his embellishments about his past. His new imaginary friend seems to have the ultimate solution. Will he live to see his family thrive in a humble place like East Platte or will he lose it all? Fictive Kinship is one man's power struggle between his career, love, family, the Grim Reaper, and dead babies.
The production team has been working for over a year to turn what began as a final project at the Experimental Theater Wing into a off-off Broadway production. Much like their over achieving protagonist, recent NYU graduates Pip Ngo, playwright, and Bethany Basile, executive producer, have been writing together for 3 years. "It's become a labor of love for us, but it will be one of many." They have teamed up with Michael Roderick of Small Pond Entertainment, a theatre arts organization that seeks to educate and provide opportunities and outlets for shaping a new generation of creative talent. "All of us have the intention of getting our talent, in all areas of the production, out there and not even a depression can stop us."-Bethany