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The Scavengers
The Scavengers is a new play by Eric John Meyer. It tells the story of two brothers who try to escape from the world, but cannot escape each other.

Tanner has brought Victoria to his father's beach house as part of a game she likes to play getting random guys to kidnap her. It's how she lets off steam between modeling gigs. For Tanner, it's a last ditch effort to make something of his life. Victoria seems to think he has what it takes to become a model too, and she's promised to introduce him to her all-powerful manager.

But the fantasy goes sour when they discover that Tanner's younger brother Calvin is also hiding out at the house. He's given up on grad school, he refuses to eat, and he also refuses to leave. As the brothers battle over their father's house, Victoria gleefully plays alternating favorites until the game stops being fun.

Playwright Eric John Meyer and director Hondo Weiss-Richmond have been collaborating since 2010. Their work on the Scavengers began early in 2011. While in residence at IRT, Hondo and Eric will rehearse and mount a workshop production of The Scavengers within a ten-day period. This will be the first time this version of the play gets explored on its feet, after previous readings at The Flea Theater and elsewhere.

Featuring Lauren Ferebee, Parrish Hurley, Richard Lovejoy and Ted Schneider*

*AEA Member

Performances:
Friday, December 30th at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 31st at 2:00pm
At IRT: 154 Christopher St., #3B (third floor)

Eric John Meyer is a playwright and performer based in New York. His work has been performed at The Flea Theater, The Brick Theater, and The Bowery Poetry Club; with The Nabokov Theatre Company in the UK, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and the Mother Lodge Live Arts Exchange in Louisville, KY. His plays have received development at The Public Theater, The Flea, and New Dramatists. He was the 2010 Artist in Transit for The Truck Project, which he established with Jean Ann Douglass. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Hondo Weiss-Richmond directs new work off-off-Broadway and regionally. Recent New York productions include 7 Lies of an Unbeliever by JT Rogers ('Sticky'); The Riverside Symphony by Michael Niederman (Planet Connections Theater Festivity); The Greater Good by Jeff Carter ('Sticky'); Don't Talk to Strangers by Daniel McCoy (Crosstown Playwrights); Free Play by Michael Niederman (Samuel French 2009 Off-Off-Broadway Festival); The Mushroom Pickers by Jacqueline McCarrick (Alloy Theater); The Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher (Door-to-Door Drama). Regionally, he has directed The Fetishist by Michael Edison Hayden and Man Up and Away by Joe Tracz (both at Williamstown Theatre Festival). Hondo was the '09-'10 Robert Moss Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons.

Location

IRT
154 Christopher Street, 3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Dec 30, 2011 10:27 PM
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