URBANITE READING SERIES

NEED TO

KNOW

By Jonathan Caren

Directed by Daniel Kelly

February 4-5, 2018 @ 8PM

The Urbanite Reading Series features staged readings of newer works we're considering giving full productions. All readings will include talkbacks following the reading, where your feedback is crucial.

 Lilly and Steven are smart, talented, and charming. Their new neighbor is not. After moving into a new apartment, they meet the man they now share a wall with—Mark Manners, an aspiring fiction writer and longtime tenant of the building. Lilly and Steven proceed to Google-stalk Mark and have a field day mocking his website…only to realize the walls are thin. Did he hear everything they said about him? When they try to resolve the newfound tension, it escalates in ways none of them could ever predict.

 

Approximately 85 minutes, no intermission.

Content Disclaimer: Contains adult language

CAST

 “Seductively suspenseful…a provocative psychological cat-and-mouse game with some neat Hitchcockian touches…"

-StageSceneLA.com

"...hysterical but sobering questions are raised about privacy—or the lack thereof—in today’s world."

-LA Splash

“Caren…keeps surprises and red herrings in constant churn while having a high time with a symbolic pair of fish in a bowl.”

-Los Angeles Times.

Alex Pelletier

Lilly

Joe Hetterly

Steven

Jonathan Grunert

Mark