Off-Broadway: THE WAKE OF DORCAS KELLY (spit&vigor)

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by Gregory Bernard on May 20, 2021

in Theater-New York


“Unfortunately, there’s a corpse in this trunk.”

Coming from spit&vigor, Sara Fellini’s dark new comedy The Wake of Dorcas Kelly brings the audience front and center as a grotesquely intimate circle of mourners gather within The Maiden Tower brothel to hold a wake for Dorcas Kelly, the beloved former Madame executed for her crimes against humanity, while a riot rages without on the streets of Dublin, 1762. But as the night roars on and Dorcas’ many well-kept secrets are revealed, thoughts of adoration for their departed benefactress turn to questions about their own love, lust, fear, and anger.

Featuring: Adam Belvo, Sara Fellini, Phoebe Mar Halkowich, Kyra Jackson, Duoer Jia, Irina Kaplan, Eamon Murphy, Pete Oliver, Nicholas Thomas 

Duoer Jia, Peter Oliver & Kyra Jackson.​ Photo by Nick Thomas.

Written & directed by: Sara Fellini
Lighting Design: Chelsie McPhilimy
Stage Manager: Hadley Todoran

The Wake of Dorcas Kelly
The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street
(accessible from the ACE trains at West 4th Street)
July 8-28, 2021
Thurs-Sat at 8, Sun at 3
for tickets ($42) visit spit&vigor

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