An evening of two preternatural one-act plays, makes NYC premiere with Hunger & Thirst Theatre. More…
From the show:
Crafted by the Hunger & Thirst Theatre, STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT is a provocative theatrical event that examines the unexpected intimacy that can unfold between total strangers. The evening’s beguiling host, Frank, escorts the audience through two seemingly unrelated—but surprisingly interconnected—one-act plays.
Loosely inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, SCREWED follows a determined police officer desperate to solve two particularly disturbing murders. His last hope is Molly, the traumatized governess, but she is equally as determined not to confess to him what happened to her that night.. .
And in the topsy-turvy fantasia BOTTLING DREAMS OF THE TEARFUL DON’T-KNOWER, a man travels in search of a pool of tears deep within a haunted forest. But a disturbance in the deepest parts of the woods leads to a disturbance in the deepest parts of himself.
See it if u want to see a Twilight Zone lite presentation of three theatrical stories loosely tied together by the theme of encounters with strangers.
Don't see it if you are unwilling to forgive some awkward acting & inconsistent narratives from what feels like a work-in-progress with much promise.
See it if you like short plays - two here, woven together by monologues, with some good acting and staging - lights, sound, video.
Don't see it if you want easily understood action - I found myself lost a few times. Perhaps it requires a second viewing to grasp what was happening.
See it if you must. Half the performances are strong.
Don't see it if you want to continue being excited about going to the theater.