CHOKING THE BUTTERFLY

Genre: Drama

Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them. Thrown out of a cozy institution of bath times and warm needles they grew up in, they are now left with a suitcase packed with bottles of milk and cash - the land of milk and money they dreamed of as children. Betty is excited about her new existence as a singleton. Free of her parasitic twin she strides out into the world for work. Barney is smaller, weaker and as he relied on his sister for life, now that they are apart he sees death roaring towards him. Both individually meet the troubled yet charismatic Brody who introduces them to the dark underbelly of a contemporary society riddled with drugs and voyeurism. Finally set free and equipped with all the money in the world can the twins survive separately yet stay together?

Written by James Johnson
Directed by Eric Mercado

Featuring: Eric Alba, Evan Johnson*, and Christina Toth

Stage Management: Ashley Scoles
Scenic Design: Cory Rodriguez
Costume Design: Amanda Jenks
Lighting Design: TBD
Sound Design: Joshua B. Jenks
Props Design: Lauren Genutis
Casting Director: Rachel Maran
Publicist: Off Off PR/Paul Siebold
Producer: Meredith Dixon

*The actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase (approval pending).


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Open:   10/25/12
Close:   11/10/12

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10/25/12- 7:30:00
10/26/12- 7:30:00
10/27/12- 7:30:00
10/28/12- 7:30:00
10/30/12- 7:30:00
10/31/12- 7:30:00
11/01/12- 7:30:00
11/02/12- 7:30:00
11/03/12- 7:30:00
11/04/12- 7:30:00
11/06/12- 7:30:00
11/07/12- 7:30:00
11/08/12- 7:30:00
11/09/12- 7:30:00
11/10/12- 3:00:00
11/10/12- 7:30:00

Theater:   9th Space
Address:   150 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$10, $18
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