Friday, January 25, 2019

Montclair Studio Players mount “Some Girl(s)”

Some Girl(s)
by Neil LaBute

WHEN: Thursdays to Sundays, January 18th – February 2nd at 8pm, except 3pm on Sundays.
WHERE:
Studio Playhouse is located at 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair.
TICKETS: $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors (discounts available for prepaid groups of 20 or more).
Tickets can be purchased online at studioplayhouse.org/tickets or by calling 973-744-9752.

Some Girl(s), directed by Amy Fox (Verona), features a soon-to-be-married writer, feeling guilty about past relationship transgressions, who embarks on a cross-country trip ostensibly to make amends. As he revisits the ghosts of girlfriends past, the story takes on a darker edge that is at once loathsome, deliciously evil, and funny. New York Magazine said, “Some Girl(s) follows the Neil LaBute recipe—bad behavior with a twist, served ice cold—to a fault.”

The cast features Seth Kaplan (River Vale), Allyssa Hynes (Belleville), Lisa Vasfalio (Roselle), Angela Grippo (Fair Lawn), Megan Hatem (Denville), and Brittany Haydock (Glen Ridge).

IMAGE: Seth Kaplan (seated), L to R: Megan Hatem, Ann Grippo, Allyssa Hynes, Brittany Haydock; Lisa Vasfalio (foreground). Photo courtesy of Amy Fox