CHOKING THE BUTTERFLY

Genre: Drama
Written by James Johnson, Directed by Eric Mercado

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?

Starring Eric Alba, Evan Johnson* and Christina Toth.  *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.  AEA Showcase.


About the Company: EBE Ensemble

EBE Ensembleis dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the end of their sixth season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 30 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series. www.ebeensemble.org.

Preview:   10/25/12
Open:   10/27/12
Close:   11/10/12

Schedule:
Previews: Oct. 25 & 26 @ 7:30pm
Opening Night: Oct. 27@ 7:30pm
Tuesday-Sunday @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 3pm

Theater:   9th Space
Address:   150 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: EBE Ensemble         Official Web Site: www.ebeensemble.org