I've written several stage comedies, two of which have been produced. The others are read by my parakeets and are changed daily when wet. No Reservations and Muddled are their names (the plays, not the parakeets).
PNAA Presents a World Premiere Event
A holiday farce
Directed by Allison Heishman
Mr. and Mrs. Harris, the cash-strapped innkeepers of The Speckled Partridge, have cleared their reservation books for a quiet Christmas. But when two young women—one of them very famous, and very pregnant—appear through a snowstorm, desperate for a place to stay, the relaxing holiday quickly begins to unravel. In short order the innkeepers are juggling a band of sarcastic carolers; a self-absorbed reporter; a fundamentalist carpenter; a washed-out Idol winner, and a big-shot TV producer—along with their own pseudo-feminist daughter—all fighting off a blizzard to take advantage of an innocent single mother on her way to Bethlehem. But how innocent is she?
Listen to an audio description of the play.
Mrs. Harris: Wendy Staton
Mr. Harris: Jared Delaney
Katie: Chelsea Drumel
Joey: Andrew Carroll
Marie: Marybeth Shrader
Martha: Colleen Corcoran
Tom Wiseman: Brian McCann
Ángel Gabriél (Gabe): Brandon Pierce
Carolers: Amanda Damron, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Adam Hoyak
This thoroughly modern retelling of the Nativity is a classic tale re-imagined for our times: iPhones, TMZ, the Twitterverse, and an unforgettable “reality” show featuring a very timely birth. A highly original madcap holiday comedy, Josh Piven’s No Reservations satirizes our celebrity-obsessed, media-saturated culture, and asks what the age-old story of Christmas might look like today.
No Rez ran at the Skybox @ the Adrienne Theater November 29-December 15, 2013.
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