PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Pageant Contestants Pick Songs They'd Do Drag To
21 Aug 2014
Alex Ringler: "Saccharin" (Gilda Radner). And being a huge Gilda Radner fan, I'd probably recreate something from her one-woman Broadway show, Gilda Live. Most likely this little ditty about the time saccharin was almost removed from public consumption because it gave lab rats cancer.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.