Helps to Hate You a Little: a Lovestory
Helps to Hate You a Little: a Lovestory is a tragic farce that unfolds in and underneath New York City. It is Persephone but with more kink. It is Wuthering Heights without the death scene, and with a better soundtrack. It’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, if Bill and Ted were two dykes in love and Ted had an unsuspecting boyfriend. Helps to Hate You a Little incorporates elements of BDSM, shapeshifting, the absurd, and mixtapes in order to interrogate questions of belonging and foreignness.
by Ella Boureau | dir. by Jaki Bradley | Co-produced by Eric Borlaug & lyvon Edebiri for Playmachine & Ella Boureau | with Laura Ramadei, Taylor Shurte, Mykal Monroe, Emily Anderson, and Cristina Pitter | PSM: Kristin Dwyer; Sets: Frank Oliva, Costumes: Sarah Zanotti; Choreo: Jess Goldschmidt.
THE PARSNIP SHIP
The Parsnip Ship is an intimate series of plays performed before live audiences and then made accessible as a monthly podcast. Hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, the series aims to build community by exploring diverse perspectives and by bringing awareness to inspiring voices. We strive to program plays that are new and unexpected, that challenge our listeners with innovative form and powerful content. Climb aboard and listen along, or join us the first Thursday every month for a live broadcast from Cloud City!
Thursday, November 3, at 7pm:
WELCOME HOME by Andrea Lynn Green, featuring musical guest Kristin Stokes
On Thanksgiving week, three generations of O’Connor women converge at the family’s dilapidated upstate New York farmhouse. With a new guest to entertain, the three O 'Connor women are on their best behavior. However, when an estranged and deeply troubled relation makes an unexpected return home, ghosts of the past come forth in an inevitable reckoning of sins of love, sins of hate, and sins of war.