A play worth seeing!
The Amoralists have recently premiered their new play, UTILITY. The Amoralists have consistently been receiving praise in the theatre realm for the honest and genuine portrayal of American culture. UTILITY continues to stay true to their message. Written by Emily Schwend and directed by Jay Stullhe, the play centers around Amber (Vanessa Vache), a single mother of three who is trying to juggle two jobs and is barely making ends meet. And her on and off husband Chris (James Kautz) is now back in the picture and not making things any easier for Amber. With that in mind, Amber finds herself at wits end trying to plan an 8 year old’s birthday party while at the same time trying to find the person she once was.
When people say that The Amoralists like to focus in on the true American experience, they aren’t lying. Some might consider this play a little slow and not as dramatic because of the pace. However, if you are able to empathize with these characters, Amber in particular, you will really understand how deep these characters go. And with that being said, these actors do a phenomenal job of taking these roles and making them feel very real and very sincere. It was so good that sometimes we forgot that we were watching a play. This play does a lot to explore the entirety of the human experience. You can see how they delve into the realities of the social, political, spiritual, and sexual characteristics of humans and it is extremely commendable.
If you are a fan of theatre and are interested in seeing something a little different than what you would typically think of when you go see theatre then UTILITY is the one for you.
UTILITY runs from January 28 –February 20, 2016 in a limited engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays 8pm with additional shows on Sun, Jan 31 at 8pm, Sun, Feb 14 at 3pm, and Wed, Feb 17 at 8pm. Opening night is Mon, Feb 1 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at http://www.TheAmoralists.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111.