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Choking The Butterfly  | Open: 10/25/12 Close: 11/10/12
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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Choking The Butterfly  | Open: 10/25/12 Close: 11/10/12
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.

The Pied Pipers Of The Lower East Side  | Open: 09/02/12 Close: 09/02/12
Due to popular demand, The Amoralists are resERECTing their hit show for a ONE-WEEK-ONLY LIMITED RUN. Come experience the show that put us on the downtown map and was the prequel to this summer's smash hit THE BAD AND THE BETTER.An extraordinary gathering of young idealists live above a vegan restaurant in NYC. Billy, Dawn, Dear and Wyatt are an extended sexual family battling their fears and addictions in order to live their utopian dream. THE PIED PIPERS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a celebration of love and the search for human grandness, and what happens when bohemian paradise begins to crumble.TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 20129th Space150 First Avenue @ 9th StreetPERFORMANCE SCHEDULETues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7pmSun at 2pmWRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Derek AhonenFEATURINGMatthew Pilieci as WyattJames Kautz as BillySarah Lemp as DearKatie Broad as DawnNick Lawson as EvanDerek Ahonen as DonovanNEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICKNEW YORK POST TOP 10 LIST, 2009TIME OUT NEW YORK TOP 10 LIST, 2009 – CRTICS’ PICK"The Pied Pipers is fast, funny, raucous and in-your-face. Its cast is 110% committed." -- NEW YORK POST"The satiric thrust of the work is so on target. Pity the lovers of this sort of rollercoaster-ride, in-your-face, freewheeling theatrical experience who are out of town for the summer. Ahonen starts with what seems to be a hippie-era slice of life, but artfully steers his play into something far more. The funniest onstage nudity in recent memory." -- VARIETY"Deservedly extended and what a long, shaggy, exhilarating ride it is. Rendered with brassy verve. Vigorous cast members." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES"The young company's deep commitment and contagious exuberance brings to mind the vitality that distinguished the early Off-Off-Broadway work of artists like Sam Shepard only a generation ago." -- THE NEW YORKER


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