Slackline Productions presents:
A teenager vanishes… a family is forced to face hidden monsters and terrifying truths.
Written by Christie Perfetti Williams
Hosted by The Cockpit
Men and their towers
own the Earth
but borrow the sky.
Their very existence
Two blocks west there are hipsters wearing man-buns and babies. And two blocks east
there are dog fights and drug busts. This is the line. This is the cusp. It’s urban America.
The Werewolf of Washington Heights is a New York City-based tale, taking place in the not-so-distant future. In turns a family drama, a political statement and a surrealistic movement piece exploring the story of the Wild Woman archetype, ‘Wolf’ tells of a teenager gone missing and a family gone mad.
Following its off-Broadway premiere, Slackline Productions brings The Werewolf of Washington Heights to London for its international debut. ‘Wolf’ explores the universal themes of war, immigration, deportation, racism, misogyny, terrorism, civil rights, and civil disobedience that we, as an international audience, can’t help but relate to… and find frighteningly familiar.
From the New York production:
“…it will confront you with the consequences of apathy, and our human resilience to, if not prevent those consequences, withstand them.”
– Derek Schwabe, BroadwayWorld.com
” After the play ended, and I pulled my jaw back up off the floor, I resolved not to tell anyone who hasn’t seen the show what transpired… If a young woman is prone to rebel against her mother, and she has two very different mothers, amidst a deteriorating society, what might she be likely to do next?”
– Ed Malin, TheatreintheNow.com
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
Date 26 MAY 2019
Running Time 100 mins including interval
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Slackline Productions presents its brand new new writing night, Slackline Stories, featuring short plays or excerpts by six emerging female playwrights. Free to explore any theme, the plays will tell a range of stories from the funny to the heartbreaking to the completely unexpected!
The audience gets the chance to offer feedback and see for the first time on stage this provocative selection of all-new female-led work.
Slackline Productions is a female-led theatre company championing the work of female actors, playwrights and directors and especially interested in work with strong roles for women aged 35+. We aim to extend our reach beyond the people working on our projects, establishing a link between creatives, audiences and the community.