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Gruesome Playground Injuries

May 15 Through May 24 | Sat |
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Company of Fools presents Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries

Synopsis: It’s not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet in the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional love story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show.

This is a multi-disciplinary presentation: a piece of intimate, up-close theatre paired with an independent painting exhibition by New York artist Brittany Miller. The production will also feature music from New York City-based artists. We invite you to join us back at the theatre with a powerful and redemptive return to Company of Fools’ unique brand of work.

CONTENT WARNING: This production contains content that may be objectionable. Please visit our website for more information.

(GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York City.)

PERFORMANCE DATES: Sat., May 15 @ 8:00 pm Sun., May 16 @ 8:00 pm Mon., May 17 @ 8:00 pm

Sat., May 22 @ 8:00 pm Sun., May 23 @ 8:00 pm Mon., May 24 @ 8:00 pm

All performances at Culture Lab LIC @ The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue, Queens

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Directed for the Stage by Tyler Riley Conceptual Direction by Cameron Cueva Clarke Produced by Company of Fools Stage Manager: Natalie Jones

Intimacy Director: Brooke M. Haney Video Production & Streaming: Kevin Tully Makeup Design: Charlotte Bravin Lee Visual Art Exhibition by Brittany Miller

FEATURING: Cameron Cueva Clarke & Logan Alexis Troyer

Venue: Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue Map