created and performed by Theater Reconstruction Ensemble
conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski
Performers: Harlan Alford, Nathaniel Basch-Gould, Sam Corbin, Emily Marro, Anastasia Olowin, Jon Riddleberger, Lauren Swan-Potras
Additional Text: Alex Kveton
Producing Director: Reed Whitney
Scenic Design: Jonathan Cottle | Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn | Lighting Design: Marika Kent | Costume Design: Joseph Wolfslau | Stage Manager: Nic Adams | Production Manager: Markus Paminger | Asst. Lighting Designer / Master Electrician: Brian Abbott | Co-Sound Designer / Sound Op: Adrianna Brannon | Assistant Director: Emma Kimball | Press Rep: David Gibbs / DARR Publicity
At the intersection of suspense and the absurd lies Rhinbecca, NY. Population: 367. Not including the mayor. Which makes 368. You may have noticed the mayor’s house. Up on the hill. You can always point to it. You can see it from miles away. The mayor's head is a bald dome with a half skirt of white hair. He's blue collar in the community, top of the food chain. And he is missing.
Enter Don. Don is a stranger from out. He may or may not remember who he is or how he's arrived in town. And his sudden appearance may or may not be directly related to the mystery of the missing mayor. But his absurdly suspenseful quest to uncover the truth hidden beneath this theatrical facade, loosely inspired by the greatest works of playwright Eugene Ionesco and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, may very well leave us all completely transformed.
photos by Suzi Sadler / video by ZANNI Productions