IMPERFECT PEOPLE is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Michael Edison Hayden’s THE BOOKS, directed by Matt Urban. THE BOOKS will be performed as part of The New York International Fringe Festival at The Cherry Pit (155 Bank Street.)
An offbeat love story of a professional dominatrix, Mistress Chimera, and her agoraphobic client, Mark, THE BOOK chronicles the unique development of their relationship. After Mark loans Helen a copy of James Joyce’s Dubliners, their personal relationship deepens, complicating their sadomasochistic rituals. Before the couple can truly fall in love, they both must accept that some people may never fit into society.
Hayden's play humanizes sadomasochism. Through both dark and light comedy, the play explores a side of sexuality that is still considered taboo. The play is simple and frank; like Albee’s Zoo Story did with homosexuality in 1960, it examines the unseen lives of the perceived misfits of today’s culture, struggling to find their place.
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The production stars Aadya Bedi (The Culture Project: Betrayed, Manhattan Theater Club: The American Pilot) as Mistress Chimera, Scott David Nogi (Nicu’s Spoon: Elizabeth Rex, Richard III), as Mark O'Connor, and Bradley Anderson as Ricky Rectangle.
The production features costume design by Shaumyika Sharma and lighting design by David Roy. Amanda Crater is the assistant director and Benjamin Kessler is the dramaturg.
Cast: Aadya Bedi, Bradley Anderson
Friday, August 14th at 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18th at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19th at 5:15 p.m.
Monday, August 24th at 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 27th at 7:45 p.m.
Theater: Cherry Pit
Address: 155 Bank St
New York, NY
Buy Tickets Online or Call: FringeNYC at 866-46
Off-B'way: Elizabeth Rex, William Shakespeare (Nicu's Spoon) NYC:, Richard III (Nicu's Spoon) Godot Has Left The Building (The Culture Project), Dreaming of Norton (Theater Row), Pink Lady (EST) Regional: The Real Inspector Hound (Dogwood Dell), The Tempest (ASC), Godot Has Left The Building (Lex Theater). National Tours: The Giver (NTPA). Film/TV: “F.C.U. w/ Bill Murray” (2008 Sundance Film Festival Selection), "The Lost Children," “All-For-Nots,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “Norm.” NYU, Atlantic Theater Co., RADA. For Haley, my love, to whom I owe everything.