“The Debate Society’s theatrical brilliance can’t be argued with.”
-John Del Signore, Gothamist
The Debate Society’s 4th full-length play transforms the upstairs space at P.S. 122 into their own version of a Drive-In theater to present an intimate and absurd perspective of classic Americana. The Brooklyn based play-makers invite audiences to experience the Feature Presentation from the comfort of their own private 4-seater, equipped with a cooler, speaker box, and a close-up view of the action. Like an evening at the Drive-In, Cape Disappointment starts with a “cartoon” and proceeds to the feature: a road-trip epic populated by characters racing across the crumbling landscapes of bygone hey-days. There’s even an intermission tossed in just long enough to grab some popcorn.
The Debate Society is a Brooklyn based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler. Joining co-writers Bos (Gothamist Best Actress of 2007) and Thureen (Hostage Song) onstage is actor Michael Cyril Creighton (The Vietnamization of New Jersey) and acclaimed NY actress, Drama Desk and two-time Obie Award winner and Emmy nominee Pamela Payton-Wright, who is also the mother of Cape Disappointment director Oliver Butler.
Mon – Saturday at 8:00pm