The Old Apartment

By Ned O'Reilly

Directed by Ned O'Reilly

Inspired by the ‘90s song by Steven Page and Ed Robertson, the play features seven characters and takes place in four different locations. Dekker, a man who finds himself undervalued, decides to break into the apartment he used to live in with his wife, in order to reconnect with some of his fading memories. When the current tenants come home to a sleeping ‘behemoth’ on their couch, the ensuing domino effect leads to two more visits to former apartments.

Featuring Left of Left Center’s usual smart dialogue, the play is a study of marriage, motives, memory, and disillusionment, but maintains the laughs throughout. The dialogue is heavy on character and cross-examination, delivering silliness and biliousness, even in the same exchange.

Produced by Left of Left Center at Merc Lab, 930 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Madison

Performances: May 13-22, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday May 13 7:30 PM
Saturday May 14 7:30 PM
Tuesday May 17 7:30 PM
Friday May 20 7:30 PM
Saturday May 21 7:30 PM
Sunday May 22 4:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $10 suggested contribution

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