Welcome back to The Dirty Blondes, playwright Ashley Jacobson and producer Elizabeth Sarkady, and to Mr. Brett Epstein (his third appearance on the podcast)! They’re joined by fellow actors Ryan Guess and Dondrie Burnham (both of whom I hope will also become repeat-guests here on the podcast) to talk about their new show, currently playing in The Fringe.
Around a moveable set of three trunks, The Tunnel Play follows a young woman who gave up her comfortable life to live in the tunnels, her older friend (and tunnel-life mentor) who landed in the tunnels through hardship, and a self-loathing yuppie copywriter, as their lives set on a collision course just ahead of a massive weather event to hit New York City. What do you do when faced with the possibility that everything could be washed away at any moment?
Listen in as Ashley, Ryan, Dondrie, Brett, and Elizabeth discuss that scary, difficult question, as well as having to answer to someone, taking inspiration from Superstorm Sandy, and the things we bottle up (until the lid blows off).
“…life is a storm, and storms affect everybody, and your actions also affect everybody…”
The Dirty Blondes present
The Tunnel Play
written by Ashley Jacobson
directed by Courtney Laine Self
Fringe Venue #10: The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
Sat, Aug 9 @ 4:45PM
Tue, Aug 12 @ 8:15PM
Sat, Aug 16 @ 8:15PM
Tue, Aug 19 @ 4:45PM
Thu, Aug 21 @ 9:45PM
tickets available via FringeNYC.org
photos by Justin Hoch