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Staged Reading - Psychopathia Sexualis

By John Patrick Shanley

A Staged Reading

Directed by  Jeff Garrett

Tuesday - November 8, 2011 at  8 p.m.


ONE NIGHT ONLY - Pay What You Can - suggested donation $5 - $8

Written by the author of our main stage production of DOUBT: A PARABLE, Psychopathia Sexualis explores the comedic side of John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Jeff Garrett

Arthur, an obscure young painter struggling in the art world of Manhattan, announces to his self-satisfied friend, Howard, that he is engaged to be married. To whom? Asks Howard. The answer is to Lucille, a powerful, attractive, no-nonsense Texas socialite, a kind of wealthy Annie Oakley. But, Arthur confides to Howard, there are three problems:

  • Arthur is a fetishist, and Lucille doesn't know. He cannot make love without being in proximity to his father's argyle socks.
  • Arthur's psychiatrist, Dr. Block, unable to cure Arthur of his fetish, has stolen said socks
  • Arthur's wedding night is fast approaching.

Can Howard help Arthur retrieve his socks from the wily Dr. Bock? Will Arthur and Lucille get married and live happily ever after? Or will life "sock it to them"?

Pay What You Can - Suggested donation $5 - $8  ONE NIGHT ONLY. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seats are first-come / first-served.

Tuesday - November 8, 2011, 8 p.m.

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