The Wilbury Group is proud to present the New England premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s heartfelt black comedy Gruesome Playground Injuries, running from October 20th through October 30th, at 95 Empire Street, home of the Perishable Theater. Playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Animals Out of Paper) follows childhood friends Doug and Kayleen over the course of 30 years, their lives intersecting at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare the scars, both physical and emotional, that keep drawing them together.
Directed by Mark Peckham (Nuts, Kimberly Akimbo, & Orpheus Descending at 2nd Story Theater) and featuring performances by Amber Kelly (Claudia in Nuts at 2nd Story Theatre) and Josh Short (Nick in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Wilbury and McManus in 1:23 at Perishable Theater) this production marks the New England premiere of the darkly humorous drama that the Associated Press calls “an absorbing journey of pain, friendship, mixed signals, and bad timing.”
(Details and schedule after the jump)
The Wilbury Group presents Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, Directed by Mark Peckham, October 20-30 at Perishable Theater, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm tickets are $20 general, $15 student/seniors, and are available at the door. Sunday afternoons are Pay-What-You-Can. For reservations/more info e-mail Info@TheWilburyGroup.com or visit www.TheWilburyGroup.com.
About The Wilbury Group:
The Wilbury Group is an ever-evolving collaboration of artists committed to creating the highest quality professional theatre. Founded on the belief that quality theatre should be an affordable and accessible means of enrichment to the community; The Wilburys strive to create work that will simultaneously engage, inspire, and provoke-thought among audiences.
Recent productions include Noble Prize winning playwright Dario Fo’s We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Rebecca Noon’s performance piece Special Happy, Sam Shepard’s True West, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, winner of Motif Magazine’s 2010 award for Best Production, and recognized as “One of the Best Plays of 2010” by The Providence Phoenix. www.thewilburygroup.com