One Year Lease Theatre Company presents The European Premiere of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally By Kevin Armento
An illicit affair between a high school maths teacher and her fifteen year-old student is told through the eyes of the student’s mobile phone.
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally offers an intimate view as small choices pile up into indiscretion, and the student’s closest companion struggles to understand the complex human equation that emerges. The story of an illicit affair between a student and his teacher is told from the viewpoint of his mobile phone in a breakneck journey from pockets to purses… One Year Lease Theater Company brings Festival audiences a daring, sexy, suspenseful and utterly unique coming-of-age story.
Opening Off Broadway at New York’s 59E59 Theaters, Kevin Armento’s (Good Men Wanted – 2015 O’Neill National Playwriting Finalist/PlayPenn Finalist, 2015-2016 Ars Nova Artist-in-Residence, Companion Piece at Pleasance Theatre, London) new play thrilled audiences in its 2015 world premiere.
“a supple fast-paced highly physical production” THE NEW YORK TIMES, Critics Pick
“a gleaming portrait of our collective contemporary existence” AMERICAN THEATER WEB
“for the inquisitive millennial who’s grown up in a technologically obsessed culture, it screams of novelty” HUFFINGTON POST
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally was commissioned and developed by the ensemble of One Year Lease Theater Company (Ianthe Demos, Artistic Director; Nick Flint, Associate Artistic Director) and presented at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director, Peter Tear, Executive Producer).
The cast includes Danny Bernardy (Shear Madness, Cougar! The Musical), Sarah-Jane Casey (What We Know, Skin Tight), Nick Flint (pool (no water), What We Know), Christina Bennett Lind (House of Cards, The Heart of Robin Hood, pool (no water)) and Devin McDuffee (About Face, Crocodile; Peter Pan and the Pirates. Film includes Lightning Bugs in a Jar). The production features an original score composed and performed live by Estelle Bajou (Once – First National Tour, pool (no water)) – Bajou’s score for Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally was nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Best Music in a Play -, set design by James Hunting, associate set and props design by Olivia McGiff, lighting design by Mike Riggs and costume design by Kenisha Kelly. Directed by Ianthe Demos. Movement Direction by Natalie Lomonte.
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Pleasance Beyond, Pleasance Courtyard
Wed 3 – Sun 28 August (not Mon 15 or 22)
£9 (£8) £11 (£10)