By: Robin Rice Lichtig
Directed by: Joan Kane
With: Laura Hankin, Andrew Broussard, Lauren Roth and Debby Brand
Isabelle, Luce and Matilda live in a perfect home in the idyllic suburb Ridgewood, New Jersey. But when the front door closes, their home is far from ideal and they spend most of their days hiding from their abusive mother in the attic. On Thanksgiving, Mother was poisoned. She is now on her way home from the hospital, and the children fear her wrath as she determines which child tried to kill her.
Will their power of imagination, the most valuable weapon in their arsenal, be enough to cope with the Dragon Queen?
Play Nice! is a gothic fairy tale based on Jean Genet's The Maids.
Ego Actus is Latin for “My Way.” In 2009, Joan Kane and Bruce A! Kraemer created an independent theatre in company dedicated to doing art for art’s sake. Each artist brings his or her own way of creating to our shows and we unify them into a collective “my way.” Joan directs and Bruce designs, they both produce. Everything we have presented to date has been in Manhattan or Europe, plus one show in Philadelphia and another on Governors Island.
Read more at: http://egoactus.com/
"Refreshingly original!" - BeaconPass
"Play Nice! is a dark fairy tale with an ebb and flow of theatricality and gritty realism that taxess your imagination." - CurtainUp