Presented by Theatre on Fire, and the Charlestown Working Theater
Written by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Darren Evans
Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill Street, Boston, MA
Nov. 2-17, 2018
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Charlestown, MA – Theatre on Fire (TOF) and Charlestown Working Theater (CWT) present NSFW by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Artistic Director Darren Evans. A biting and hilarious satire of media mores and manipulation, NSFW takes on questions of who is responsible for mysogyny in our culture – men? women? producers? consumers? There are no easy answers in this scathing dark comedy.
The lads mag, “Doghouse,” has just proudly unveiled the winner of its Local Lovely 2018 competition. When buxom Carrie, 18, turns out to be only 14 years old, havoc ensure and her father threatens legal action. In an attempt to save the magazine, head editor Aidan sacks the well-meaning junior, Sam, who sanctioned the use of the shots. But Carrie’s irate father is not so easily mollified. When Sam shows up later at the women-centered “Electra” magazine, he gets to see another other side of the publishing world, for better or worse.
Premiering at the Royal Court in 2012, NSFW is a sharp, biting, satirical new comedy that marks the breakthrough of one of the United Kingdom’s most exciting playwrights.
Lucy Kirkwood is an East London born playwright. She won the PMA award in 2006. She is a writer on the Channel 4 programme Skins and is currently resident writer at Clean Break theatre company. Her first full professional production, Tinderbox, was directed by Josie Rourke and performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2008. Her adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, entitled Hedda, was directed by Carrie Cracknell and performed at the Gate Theatre later that year. She is currently working on a Sloan commission for the Manhattan Theatre Club and a full-length one-woman show for Clean Break, as well as various television and film projects.
“I’ve been a fan of huge fan of Ms. Kirkwood’s writing for years,” says director Darren Evans. “We produced her play It Felt Empty… four seasons ago – an incredibly personal and powerful story of human trafficking, where the audience traveled throughout the Charlestown Working Theater. This time her scathing wit is on full display, but the topic is just as important. The script is just incredibly funny… until it’s not.”
The cast of six features all new additions to the Theatre on Fire family. David Anderson as Aidan; Nancy Finn as Miranda; Isaiah Max Plovnick as Rupert; Ivy Ryan as Charlotte; Irvin Scott as Sam; and Dale J. Young as Mr. Bradshaw.
Theatre on Fire produces hot, high-quality plays that take you out of your comfort zone without going over your head. We don’t do cute and we don’t do boring. We present shows that you want to see, whether you’re a theatre geek or have never seen a play in your life. TOF is great theatre, for you. Founded in 2005, TOF is a proud resident company at the Charlestown Working Theater.
For more information on NSFW or Theatre on Fire, please visit www.theatreonfire.org.
For more information on Charlestown Working Theater, please visit www.charlestownworkingtheater.org.
Press Contact: Darren Evans, Theatre on Fire, 617.642.9439, firstname.lastname@example.org