Seven of our eight shows are regional or world premieres, both sides of the Atlantic are represented by three British playwrights and two New York stories, and provocative titles will have you spelling where you are going when you tell your friends that you’re stepping out to THE EDGE!
REGIONAL PREMIERE American Girls by Hilary Bettis Directed By: Angela Astle
September 4, 2015 - September 27, 2015
The Edge is proud to present yet another REGIONAL PREMIERE, American Girls by Hillary Bettis and directed by Angela Astle. In a celebrity driven culture, two God fearing teenage girls have their sights set on much bigger things. They want fame, even if it means selling their souls to the devil in the name of the Bible. Their naivete leads them down a dark and seedy path, forcing them to grow up much too soon.
REGIONAL PREMIERE Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn Directed By: Scott Bellot
October 16, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Alan Ayckbourn has been called the "comic poet of middle class life.” Woman in Mind is about a housewife named Susan who is married to a boring cleric named George. After getting knocked out by stepping on a garden rake, Susan experiences hilarious hallucinations in which her oppressive and boring everyday life is replaced by a fantasy in which she is an ideal wife and mother with an ideal family. While her real family treats her with condescension and apathy, her fantasy family dresses in lovely white, always drinks champagne, lives in a stately home, and tells her that she’s wonderful.
WORLD PREMIERE Exit Strategies Written by: Jeffrey Neuman
December 4, 2015 - December 31, 2015
A moderately successful playwright returns home for his father’s funeral, only to be drawn back into the explosive family dynamics he’s been trying to escape.
REGIONAL PREMIERE The Motherfucker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis Directed by Josh Hartwell
January 16, 2015 - February 15, 2015
Nominated for the 2011 Best Play Tony Award, this story is a darkly comic view of addiction, friendship, and love. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He’s also still in love with his coke addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. But when he discovers a hat that is not his in the bedroom, life gets a little bit harder. Guirgis has been described as a brilliant comedic talent who has an original and knowing take on class.
REGIONAL PREMIERE Cock by Mike Bartlett Directed By: Robert Kramer