Genre: Drama
Written by Matthew McVarish, Directed by Sandy Thomson


'To Kill A Kelpie' is about the unfolding and sharing of a secret between two adult brothers that has never been spoken of before. A „Kelpie‟ is widely known as a devious creature lurking in the depths of highland lochs. When two grown brothers reunite, following the death of their uncle, they realize that his gruesome tales of a child-devouring monster were simply a climate of fear created to ensure their silence and cooperation during years of sexual abuse. In this unconventional drama, we meet two men talking to the children they were. Still unsure whether there might be any truth in the Kelpie stories, they face one another like a mirror to open painful boxes of sexual confusion, self doubt, and shame, while endeavoring honestly to end the silence and open their minds enough to consider what it would take to kill a Kelpie.

About the Company: Old Kent Road Theater

The Old Kent Road Theater situates idiosyncratic ensemble pieces against the chaos and concrete of New York City, seeking authentic, evocative performance committed to the comedy of desire, the physicality of loss, and the possibility of new open spaces. Founded in 2005 by Eric Bland and Scott Eckert, the Old Kent Road Theater has been invited to perform at various downtown theaters including The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Brick, Dixon Place, and The Bushwick Starr.   OKRT plays have been noted for their ‘vibrant characters…heartfelt passion, and spirited volleys of non sequiturs’ (Village Voice) and described as ‘downtown theatre at its best’ (New York  Martin Denton of recently noted, ‘Eric Bland is turning into the Woody Allen of his generation, possibly.’

Open:   04/10/12
Close:   04/15/12

Tuesday 10 April 2012 at 7 PM
Wednesday 11 April 2012 at 3 PM
Wednesday 11 April 2012 at 8 PM
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