by Josh Piven
Directed by Will Steinberger
After being fired from Facebook for some drunken twerking at Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding, Andy decides he’s done with social media, for good. He throws his savings into Library, a 1920s-style cocktail lounge in Brooklyn, with a no cell phone policy. One late night, Tricky Nicky Slick—Andy’s long-lost father and the former drummer for the ‘80s hair-band Black Widow—shows up, claiming he wants to make amends with Andy and Tina, Andy’s mother, who waitresses at the bar. Nicky embarks on a business plan to turn the wainscoted, bookcase-lined supper club into an ‘80s-style Miami Vice nightmare, but something else is afoot. It’s hipsters versus headbangers in this hilarious new play about who can justly lay claim to the past, and whether Loverboy is always better than Billie Holliday.
Muddled ran from June 16-26, 2016 at the Drexel URBN Annex. The show has now closed.