Announces its Fall 2015 Production
Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton
Plays November 21 through December 13, 2015
It’s the Swinging Sixties in London’s West End, but Kath and her elderly father, Kemp, live in a house on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Their drab existence is interrupted by the arrival of a new lodger, the handsome and enigmatic Mr Sloane. Provocative and sexually ambiguous, Sloane soon has both Kath and her brother Ed competing for his sexual favors. Entertaining Mr Sloane is a dark comedy of people desperately searching for love, weaving a tangle of lust, deceit and violence in its place. The first major production by the taboo-breaking British playwright Joe Orton, Sloane premiered in London in 1964. It won the 1982 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival in 1996. Orton died in 1967.
Directed by Stephen Jarrett. Featuring Matthew McGee (Sloane), Jim Jorgensen (Ed), Jjana Valentiner (Kath), and David Bryan Jackson (Kemp).
Entertaining Mr Sloane plays from November 21 through December 13, 2015 at The The Edge of the Universe Players 2 performing at The Writer’s Center – 4508 Walsh Street, in Bethesda, MD. For tickets, purchase them online. For more information, visit their website.
The Edge of the Universe Players 2 Mission:
Our mission is to produce plays with big meanings that transcend particular ages and cultures. We believe that theatre can change some part of the human family—or even one person—toward a more bearable, insightful, hopeful, or self-determining state.
The article is by Publicist Emily Morrison.