A deranged psycho killer, deaf to pleas for mercy, tries one last-ditch effort to dodge the cops through the reluctant help of one terrified hostage. Molly, a young teen looking for a quick snog in the woods, now has to cover a zombie hicky. And Brianne has to keep Marybeth from pulling the trigger for just eight more minutes, but learns that, when talking for one's life, time has a way of slowing down.
This is THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT: PULP, Nosedive Productions' follow-up to last year's Blood Brothers Present: An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror. James Comtois ("The Adventures of Nervous-Boy"), Qui Nguyen ("Men of Steel," "Living Dead in Denmark") and Mac Rogers ("Universal Robots," "Hail Satan"), New York indie theatre scene's hottest -- and let's face it, sickest -- playwrights write three original works inspired by the pulp horror comics and short stories of the 1940s and ‘50s.
In addition to these one-acts, the evening will also present original vignettes directed by Pete Boisvert, Rebecca Comtois, Patrick Shearer and Stephanie Williams.
THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT: PULP features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only.
Cast: Anna Kull, Marc Landers, Jessi Gotta, Brian Silliman
Gyda Arber (Lady Macbeth) was inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz to take up performing at the tender age of three. After working as a child performer with San Francisco's Children's Opera Company for many years, in high school Gyda starred in many of her school productions (following in the footsteps of Lowell High School's Benjamin Bratt and Carol Channing) and studied with Guinness Book champion tapper Rosie Radiator and famed vocal coach to the stars (including Barbra Streisand) Judy Davis. Her studies continued with her acceptance into NYU's prestigious musical theatre program. After four years of intensive study, Gyda emerged onto the off-off Broadway scene, performing with such companies as Gorilla Rep, Inverse Theater, Pilot House, and 13th Street Rep. In 2003 she became a reviewer for nytheatre.com, which has allowed her to give her opinions on theatre throughout the city.
Michael Criscuolo (Macbeth) is an actor, writer, and director. From 1998 to 2001, he was Co-Artistic Director of Pilot House, The Theater Company, during which time he produced and appeared in their productions of Waiting for Godot, the world premiere of An Excerpt from the Cold Spring News by Don Jordan, Twelfth Night, My Head Was a Sledgehammer, and Dark Rapture. Other New York stage credits include As You Like It, The Bald Soprano, and Down the Road. Michael's film and TV credits include Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, The Sopranos, and Third Watch. In the fall of 2003, he directed Sweet William Collective's inaugural production, Parts Unknown by Ron Fitzgerald. Michael is a native New Yorker and a graduate of LaGuardia High School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.