Confidence, Women!

An ACME Acting Lab production
at Axis Theater, New York, NY
 
March 1—17, 2007
 
Written and directed by Robert Cucuzza
 
With
Hagar Moor as Liane
Britt Genelin as The Pedestrian Bill Souse
Kelly Sharp as Bertha Bogshingler
Gina Guarneiri as Ophelia TK
Kelsey Bacon as Gwen
Ella Bole as Black Pearl
Regina Betancourt as John Sharp
 
Set Designer: Merope Vachlioti
Costume Designers: Lee Harper and Matthew Simonelli
Lighting Designer: Amy Harper
Stage Manager: Stephanie Usis
 
 
This dark comedy tells the story of six hard-edged and desperate women at the turn-of-the-century who will stop at nothing to befriend, con, swindle, or kill a seventh woman—the mythological figure known as The Pedestrian Bill Souse. Nothing is quite what it appears on the surface as genders get bent, identities turn inside-out, con after con falls apart, the gloves come off, and Bill Souse’s multiple layers get peeled away, revealing the extraordinary human being under it all.

…the mix of voices creates an appealing, comic dissonance that plays into Mr. Cucuzza's endearingly silly side” 

— Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

 

“…Cucuzza’s elaborate little con game actually pulls a fast one, hiding a cracking new drama in an acting-lab presentation.”  “[his] verbiage comes thick, fast and dirty…like a Deadwood episode written by Borges”
— Helen Shaw, TimeOut NY

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