Theresa Rebeck's expressionistic melodrama set in the waning years of the Alaskan Gold Rush tracks the intertwined fates of a gregarious innkeeper, Mathias, his rebellious daughter, Annette, and the misgits of a boomtown gone bust. Hard luck and hunger have brought them together, but when a stranger begins asking questions about the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese prospector, Xiufei, he soon learns that it's every man for himself in this vast, white wilderness, where nothing is quite what it seems, and ghost stories are never taken lightly.
"The Bells...shows Ms. Rebeck to be a gifted writer with an expansive mind, willing to explore old terrain to find new paths. " -The New York Times SFI Premier-FL Premier No Maybe No No
Below the Belt 4297 Title Full Length Play Comedy Interior Judd Hirsch starred in this hilarious Off Broadway comedy set in a soulless corporate world. Dobbitt has been posted to a dismal distant place, a grim industrial compound that uncomfortably resembles a prison where his quarters have bunks (one freezing cold and the other boiling hot), a table, and an ancient typewriter. He is a checker; he checks though he has no idea what is being made with an irascible coworker who has been in this place for years. Their inept boss possesses a singular talent for fomenting dissent. The comic interplay among these men, one bullying and truculent, one ambitious and evasive, and the third a trembling mass of insecurity and arrogance is irresistibly funny. As they comically maneuver in their pointless quest for status, sinister little animals encroach on the compound. Male: 3 Gloriously funny but also wickedly insightful, [this] bright new play... is never short of laugh lines... Lurking beneath the almost farcical hilarity is a bundle of 20th century angst... The jokes are beautifully in place, permitting the three gorgeously combative figures to emerge." - The New York Post