The Drunkard's Wife and The Brick present
Preview Performances May 19+20
Show runs May 21-June 4 at 8:00 pm
(with special 3:00 pm performances on May 28 and June 4)
Monstrous transformations, teenaged-girl-hood, murdering, 1930s radio: Permanent Caterpillar is a body-horror play with music, the latest production from The Drunkard’s Wife. The Drunkard’s Wife is a no-wave mountain music band/ theater troupe whose works have been seen at the New Ohio Theatre (Feather Gatherers), Uncanny Valley/chashama (Tiny Hornets) and parties and bars all over New York City. Like previous shows by Drunkard’s Wife, Permanent Caterpillar incorporates raucous, no-wave inflected music and a generous, maximalist design sense.
One summer night in a small town, sometime in the 20th century, a teen-aged girl named Charity loses herself in a cave. Or is it a night club? A mysterious torch singer croons as Charity becomes a permanent caterpillar, lost in her own voraciousness.
Written and directed by Normandy Raven Sherwood
Original music by Sam Kulik, performed by the Drunkard’s Wife
Conducted by Nick Demopoulous, Music directed by Craig Flanagin
Set and Lighting Design by Josh Smith, Costume Design by Chelsea Collins and Normandy Sherwood, Stage Management by Emily Goforth. Featuring Jordan Baum, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Juliana Francis-Kelly, Admiral Grey, Kristine Haruna Lee and Kevin Shea.