“U.S. Drag” at Alliance Repertory

“U.S. Drag”
by Gina Gionfriddo

Two young women in Manhattan seek love and happiness, but they'll settle for rent money. Along the way, they volunteer for a community advocacy group called SAFE ("Stay Away From Ed") named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city. (There's a hefty reward for his capture…) Their new circle of "friends" includes their ruthless, socially stunted roommate; the celebrated author of a fictional memoir; a lonely man who feels a kinship with crime victims; and a mousy "Ed survivor," reveling in her fifteen minutes of dubious fame. Everybody is looking for salvation in the arms of another in a group where no one has very much to give. And who is this "Ed" anyway? No one's ever seen his face, and everyone onstage is beginning to act eerily "Ed-like"…

Playwright Gina Gionfriddo exposes the culture of victimization and the media celebrity that surrounds it.

Dark the weekend of May 25.

Matinee performance is 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

Tickets discounted for opening weekend, May 18-19. Use code 'THEATRE' at www.ucpac.org.

Performed by Alliance Repertory
At Union County Arts Center
Performances ran
Friday, May 18, 2012 thru Saturday, June 9, 2012
Allison.... Kelly Maizenaski
Angela.... Rachel Brown
Bookstore Manager, Janice, Christen.... Eve Cannon
Christopher.... David Gazzo
Evan.... Victor Martinez
James.... Dennis Daprile
Mary.... Clare Dill
Ned.... Rudy Palma
Directed by Michael J. Driscoll Has Bio
Stage Managed by Dida Montalvo