Genre: Comedy

Discover who's really playing head games at this summer's most delightful comedy. Meet Park Avenue head shrinker, Rober Hyde, and his young wife Polly. Witness the showdown when their romantic weekend is invaded by multiple unexpected visitors, including his neurotic patient and her gun-toting husband, his ex-wife, and his daughter with her new boyfriend. Family drama with biting wit equals Shrunken Heads: a case of high comedy.

About the Company: Wild House Productions

Wild House Productions is a female-run theatre company committed to producing compelling, exciting and challenging theatrical works. In 2008, two passionate actresses with a combined 20+ years of production experience decided to create opportunities for outstanding artists to collaborate. Wild House is excited to present the New York premiere of M.Z. Ribalow's witty comedy, Shrunken Heads.

Open:   08/27/09
Close:   08/30/09

Thursday, August 27th at 8pm
Friday, August 28th at 8pm
Saturday, August 29th at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 30th at 2pm
Theater:   Peter Jay Sharp
Address:   416 West 42nd Street
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David Gelles-Hurwitz Carlyle Peckinpah III

David has appeared on stage in New York City in Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Edgewise (Cherry Lane Studio), Thicker Than Water 2008 (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Bridge Over Land, The True Life Story of Tom Ritchford (Brick Theater), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), Cymbeline (Iachimo). London: As You Like It (Oval House Theatre). Film: Killing the Dog (Noir Orion Pictures), Valencia (Mettenheimer Film Production). Training: Sarah Lawrence College, British American Drama Academy.

Diana Henry Jennifer Todhunter Hyde

Off Broadway, NYC Theatre Credits: After The Rain (Theatre Four), Joined At The Head, No Exit, The Translators, The New York Idea, Trouble Down Below, Reckless, Swing Low, Buddha, Prelude & Liebestod. Regional: He Looks Great in a Hat (Alliance Theatre), Ruler of My Destiny (Long Wharf Theatre). TV: “Law & Order”, “One Life to Live”, “As The World Turns” and ABC News Primetime “What Would You Do?” Film: Fortunes, Putting the Pieces Together, A Pincher’s Tale and the upcoming Surgery. Diana holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts and a BFA in Acting from Miami University, Ohio.

Mel House Polly Hyde

Theatre: Conquest of the Universe (Ohio Theatre), Baal, (Looking Glass Theatre), East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Baltimore's Center Stage), Much Ado About Nothing (Baltimore Shakespeare Festival), The Spectator (Run of the Mill), To Get to the Other Side (Baltimore Playwright's Festival), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Company 13), Madman William (Edinburgh Fringe), and Elektra (Lyric Opera House). Film & TV: Lock-Load-Love, 235 Willow Street, Blind Date, Miss Fortune, The Film You Did Not See, Missy, 4960, Souvenir, Five Women, This End Up, and One Life to Live. Mel studied with Suzanne Esper in the Professional Actor Training Program at the William Esper Studio.

Allison Layman Caroline Hyde

Allison Layman recently completed the Two Year Professional Actor Training Program with William Esper at his studio. A graduate of Wesleyan University, her favorite roles there include Catherine in A View from the Bridge, Eliza in Want’s Unwisht Work, and a prostitute in Lady of the Drowned. Allison has spent most of her summers at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, MA in roles ranging from Betty Parris in The Crucible, Louison in The Imaginary Invalid and as Sister in Quilters. Shrunken Heads marks Allison’s NYC debut.

Ean Sheehy Norman Putney

Ean has been seen for years on Law & Order Criminal Intent as Forensic Accountant Joshua Simmons. He was also in John Adams, The Notorious Bettie Page, and the upcoming films Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire, and Company Retreat. Some recent theatre includes Chautauqua! at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis and P.S. 122, and Sundance by M.Z. Ribalow directed by Matt Penn at EST.

Kim Weiler Dorothy Putney

Kim’s passion for performance began at an early age and grew to include writing and producing. She grew up in Long Island where she performed in classic musicals including Pippin, Annie, and Little Shop of Horrors. Studying theatre history, along with film and television writing, at Marymount Manhattan College, prepared her for a career in television and film production. Having worked on over a dozen network television shows and several feature films, she is proud to have redirected her career back to performance. She recently completed the intense acting program at the William Esper Studio. She credits Suzanne Esper for reviving her deep appreciation for the craft of acting and is proud that Shrunken Heads marks her return to the stage.

Stephen Alan Wilson Robert Hyde

Stephen Alan Wilson is thrilled to be a part of this production, working with such an amazing cast and once again collaborating with director Angela Astle. Stephen has an extensive voice-over resume and his favorite stage credits include: What We Planned For, The Complete History of America, Abridged, No Sex Please, We’re British, and Romeo & Juliet. This fall, he is slated to play Van Helsing in the web series Fangs of New York. Stephen studied theatre at JMU in Virginia and currently studies with Terry Schreiber in New York City.