Hello Failure

Hello Failure

“[Kosmas is] a rare sort of poet who can bring you along on rhapsodic flights of storytelling, like an expert rafter running the rapids of a wild and unruly word river. ”
– Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

“One of the best new plays of the season”
– George Hunka

“the fluid, quirky groove is Kosmas’ powerfully evocative writing. Kosmas’ is a sharp, prismatic voice that refracts her characters’ language into a new world both oddly familiar and intriguingly foreign. “

– Brook Stowe, theater2k

Kristen Kosmas’ newest work is a sprawling associative neo-realistic comedy of beauty involving seven submariners’ wives, one counterfeit civil war ghost, one lusty renegade hairdresser and a poignant potted plant all making it through the day…barely.

Acclaimed playwright and co-founder of Obie-Award winning Little Theater, Kristen Kosmas will premier her new work Hello Failure at PS122 this season. In Hello Failure, Kosmas’ singular voice and distinctive theatrical sensibility create an oddly affecting and delightfully disorienting world, where bridges and communication collapse, and little attempts at kindness are botched or lost in the mail. Misha Berson of The Seattle Times says Kosmas is “a rare sort of poet who can bring you along on rhapsodic flights of storytelling, like an expert rafter running the rapids of a wild and unruly word river.” Kosmas’ work has been seen across the country and in New York City at venues including Dixon Place, Little Theater, Barbes, BRIC, Nada, the Ontological/Hysteric Downstairs Series, and The Ohio.

Directed by:
Ken Rus Schmoll

Michael Chick,
Benjamin Forster,
Janna Gjesdal,
Megan Hart,
Joan Jubett,
Kristen Kosmas,
Matthew Maher,
Aimee Phelan-Deconinck,
Tricia Rodley
and Maria Striar

Previews: March 2 – 4, 2008
Runs March 6 – 22, 2008
Mon, Thurs – Sat at 8:00pm,
Sundays at 6:30pm
Tickets from $18, $15 (students/seniors)

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