Tall Pines Lodge (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Edgy, Quirky, Clever, Intense, Great acting
About the Show
Part of FringeNYC: In this claustrophobic, pulp thriller, in the gritty tradition of Jim Thompson, an East Texas dive shatters the myth of honor among thieves. Find out why patrons call this play "the most DISGUSTING thing I've ever seen!"
Categories: Drama, Local. From Unspeakable Productions in Association with Unpublishable Press. Written by J.D. Graves. Directed by Joshua Hill.
FROM THE ARTIST: Texas writer JD Graves has constructed a taut psychological drama in TALL PINES LODGE, directed by Joshua Hill. First produced at the FronteraFest Long Fringe 2006 where it was called “the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,” TALL PINES LODGE makes its New York premiere with an all new cast.
Set deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, TALL PINES LODGE is a claustrophobic pulp thriller that shatters the notion of honor among thieves. The play opens with JOE ED (Conor Andrew Hall) and BOOKER (Ryan Scoble), bankrobbers awaiting their cut of the score and the arrival of the mysterious MR. VALENTINE (Brian Detlefts). When Booker’s brother, the psychopathic COTTON (Titus Tompkins), arrives they get more than they bargained for in the form of DAISY (Jehan O. Young), Cotton’s impromptu hostage. Unspeakable Productions is associated with Unpublishable Press a literary magazine slated to launch September 2016. Tall Pines Lodge will be published as part of Unpublishable Press initiative to publish full length American plays.
"At times, Graves's 'Tall Pines Lodge' seems like it’s emulating what the typical guy acts like, perhaps edging more toward stereotype than reality...If you’re not a particular fan of violence, this show may not be for you...But for those who enjoy (or at least don't mind) such violence, the manipulation and rage that fuel these characters create an environment that pulls you right in."