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The Pumpkin Pie Show

Horse Trade Theater Group New York, NY

Posted: 07/18/2010 6:10 PM | Comments: 0

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This gripping drama explores the unspeakable bond that forms between three women in the aftermath of a horrific event that’s only theoretically fictional.

"It’s nothing but an obituary now, the whole yearbook," says the first character, shaking like anaddict in the throes of withdrawal.

She shares the nightmare with another mother, but from a very different perspective.

In the middle monologue, an insecure student is haunted by the school’s "bogeyman mascot," withwhom she shared a pen-pal friendship in the margins of library books.

New York’s Hanna Cheek mesmerizes, nailing every word and gesture as the story builds to an unexpected confrontation — and a mother’s  unforgettable act of closure.

Watching her embody these broken women is an uncomfortably satisfying experience. 

This show is recommended for an all-ages audience. And rightly so.

 — Carolin Vesely

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

Now entering its second decade of critically acclaimed performances, this season’s edition of "The Pumpkin Pie" Show explores the bond formed between three women in the wake of a high school tragedy.

"This is an all-ages production and will appeal to teens as much as parents.... The message matters, and Cheek, as the messenger, delivers it beautifully" - Edmonton Journal, 5 STARS


www.horseTRADE.info
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

60 min

The Conservatory (Venue 7), to July 24

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $9 for Matinees, Students, Seniors,
Under 12 not admitted.

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