After a disastrous coast-to-coast bike ride, 21-year-old college dropout Leo arrives at his communist 91-year-old grandmother’s Greenwich Village apartment. Over a month’s time, these unlikely roommates find each other infuriating and bewildering— but ultimately discover unexpected kinship in this humorous and critically acclaimed portrayal of two outsiders finding their way in today’s world.
Recommended for ages 13+.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
SHANA GOLD (Director) returns to TheatreSquared, where she previously directed Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger (2010) and Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty (2012). Directing credits include: The Storyteller by Nathalie Handal (The Kennedy Center), Lameece Isaaq’s Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop), Goldor and Mythyka by Lynn Rosen (New Georges), Stanton Wood’s At the Pole (Urban Stages), and In the Crossing by Leila Buck (The Public Theatre and The Culture Project). Her production of John Walch’s Circumference of a Squirrel received the Austin Critics Table Award for Best New Play and Best Director. Her work in new play development has also been seen at: Vassar College/New York Stage and Film, Epic Theatre, MCC, Woolly Mammoth, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theatre J, Silk Road Theatre Project, and Manhattan Theatre Club’s Sloane Series. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Lark’s Playground, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist.
SUSAN GREENHILL (Vera) makes her TheatreSquared debut. Broadway: Crimes of the Heart. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages; Actors Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Naked Angels, Urban Stages, Slant Theatre, Culture Project, Peccadillo Theatre. Regional: Dead Accounts, Clean House (Acclaim Award) (Cincinnati Playhouse); Next Fall (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Sideman (Philadelphia Company—Barrymore Award); Shirley Valentine (Florida Studio Theatre); We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! (Long Wharf Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Kafka's Wick (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Mistakes Were Made (Hartford Stage); Noises Off (Two River Theatre). TV/Film: "Chappelle Show," "Law & Order," "Clarissa Explains It All," "Guiding Light;" Pecker (John Waters, director), Italian Movie, Rosebud, New World Order, Noon Blue Apples (Sundance Festival), The Good Wife.
MICHAEL HOLDING (Leo) makes his TheatreSquared debut. In Chicago, he recently appeared as the Prince in Below: An Adaptation of the Little Mermaid (Adapt Theatre). He has also performed in several productions with First Folio Theatre including Solanio in The Merchant of Venice, and The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe as the Madman in “The Tell Tale Heart” act. He recently wrapped filming on the independent feature Finn and the Sea of Noise, which will be hitting theaters and the festival circuit next year. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University.
SHANNON WEBBER (Bec) makes her TheatreSquared mainstage debut. She appeared in the staged reading of Disfarmer in T2's 2011 New Play Festival. She recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with an MFA in Drama, where her credits included Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Katherine Brandt in 33 Variations, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret and Helen Griffin in UP.
MISSY MARAMARA (Amanda) makes her T2 mainstage debut. She recently appeared in T2’s Arkansas New Play Festival as Celestino/Don Chipotle in Don Chipotle. Her original one-person show, Love, Liz will be performed in October in the United Solo Festival in New York. Her other one-person shows are Clytemnestra and The Looking Glass. Philippine theatre credits include Sara in Stop! Kiss, Woman 3 in The Vagina Monologues, Narrator in Into the Woods (New Voice Co.); Brandy in Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan, Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Marilu in Pinoy Agonistes (Tanghalang Pilipino); and she is a member of Manila’s Silly People’s Improv Theatre (SPIT). Philippine television credits include: Atty. Liza Goma in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay or Timeless, Dolores Martines in Maging Akin Muli or Be Mine Again, Selena Argos in Lobo or She Wolf: The Last Sentinel, and NBI Agent Dixie in Rosalka (ABS CBN). She is a candidate for an MFA in Drama at the University of Arkansas through the Fulbright Scholarship Program, where her theatre credits include Jenny in Company, Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, and Nemasani in Anon(ymous).
KAYTE ZHANG (Amanda U/S, Oct. 10-13) makes her T2 debut. Favorite regional credits include: Christmas Eve U/S in Avenue Q (Phoenix Theatre); Alice in Bye Bye Birdie (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Luisa in The Fantasticks (Theater Works); Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man; Sheep in Candide (College Light Opera Company). She holds a BM in Music Theatre Performance and Vocal Performance from Arizona State University, where select university credits include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Louise in Sunday in the Park with George, and Miles in Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw.