New Jersey Stage

Friday, August 23, 2013

(Cape May, NJ) -- Caution: This is not for the faint of heart. Throughout the months of September, October and November, Cape May Stage will be presenting Danger: Stay AwayI, a series of staged readings meant for only the most intrepid of theatregoers.

How do famous parents deal with having a transgender child? What happens when a couples sexual games go too far? What happens when a man with two lovers must choose only one? Whats it like to battle addiction in its many forms? Where do you draw the line between emotional intimacy and pure carnal desire?

If these provocative issues intrigue you, then Danger: Stay Away! is meant for you. These staged readings are designed to stimulate, provoke, challenge, and most of all, make you walk away from the theatre with a broader understanding of the human condition and the contemporary world in which we live. We dare you to come. 

The schedule for Danger: Stay Away! is as follows:

September 9
F2M by Patricia Wettig

The celebrity parents of a transgender student show up unexpectedly at his college for parents weekend.

September 23
The Lover by Harold Pinter

A married couple's sexual role-playing begins to destroy their psyches in an erotic, emotional look at their attempts to fulfill each others needs and desires.

October 7
Straight Marriage Plays by Michael Tucker

The juxtaposed stories of two married couplesone confronting a challenge and the other a massage therapist.

October 29
A Celebration of Halloween

An original collection of readings and vignettes about Halloween including poetry, Poe, the backs of horror film DVDs, and much more.

November 4
Cock by Mike Bartlett

A man must choose between his longtime boyfriend and his new girlfriend he ends up torn between the two who are more than willing to fight to keep him theirs.

November 18
The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis

A former drug dealer finds the inadvertently misplaced hat of his girlfriend's lover, threatening his relationship, his parole, and his sobriety in an intoxicatingly vulgar look at recovery from addiction.

November 19
The Bus by James Lanz

The secret rendezvous location of two boys falls in danger of exposure and they become caught in a conflict between the most powerful church in town and the gas station owned by one of their fathers.

November 20
The Eros Trilogy by Nicky Silver

Three short stories connecting four characters: a comically elegant lady deals with real-life grit; her volatile, drug-addicted son creates some real-life grit; and a vitriolic epistolary.