Highly Recommended Off-Off-Broadway: LOST SOCK LAUNDRY (UP Theater Company in Washington Heights)

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by Gregory Bernard on March 15, 2024

in Theater-New York


In Lost Sock Laundry by Ivan Faute, presented by Northern Manhattan’s UP Theater Company April 10-27, 2024, there are rules and expectations about how you use the Maytag, how long you can use the dryer before you get looks, and who gets to save a machine for a friend. Irene, a second-generation Greek-American, and Micaela, a first-generation Mexican-American, often meet to trade stories, gossip, commiserate about their children, and sometimes wash laundry. When a new immigrant Dina from Lebanon starts frequenting the space, the two women slowly, and somewhat warily, befriend her. As their personal lives become entwined, they must all confront their understanding of identity, culture, and especially nationality.

UP Theater celebrates its 14th Season with this world premiere, directed by Madelyn Chapman. UP Theater Company has developed new plays and produced professional theater to its community in Northern Manhattan since 2010; fully producing 15 world premieres, and gaining attention with its diverse theatrical endeavors.

The company:
Michelle Feza Kuchuk*
Haneen Arafat Murphy*
Maria Peyramaure*
Jesse Castellanos*
Yasmin Ranz-Lind
Fernando Mateo Jr.
(*Member of Actors’ Equity Association / AEA approved showcase).

photos by Mikiodo

Lost Sock Laundry
UP Theater Company
Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 W 181st St. New York
90 minutes, no intermission
appropriate for children 12+
for tickets ($15 – $25), visit Up Theater or Lost Sock Laundry
Spanish-language translation performances free,
tix available at the door for all users of the translation service headphones

8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10
8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11
8:00 p.m. Friday, April 12
8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 (Spanish translated)
8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18
8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20 (Spanish translated)
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25 (ASL Translated)
8:00 p.m. Friday, April 26
3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27 (Spanish translated)
8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27

Scenic Design: Duane Pagano
Lighting Design: Sinjin Reinhard
Costume Design: Emilie Knoerzer
Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson
Production Stage Manager: Leigh Selting*

Ivan Faute’s productions include The Dog Show, the OffFest recommended On Arriving in London, and City Lit Art of Adaptation Festival winner The Fall of the House of Usher. Elephant: A Comedy was named a finalist in the Award of Excellence in Playwriting by the ATHE. Lost Sock Laundry won the OnStage! Festival and is available in an Italian translation. His Mr. Faute’s fiction appears in various journals and anthologies and he has been named a finalist for the Calvino Prize.

Playwright Ivan Faute (John D. Silva)

Madelyn Chapman (Director) trained at the Drama Studio in London and at Oberlin College and acted off-off-Broadway and in regional theater before hanging her creative hat at the Castillo Theatre, where for over 30 years she worked as a performer, director, choreographer, producer, and fundraiser. She was a member of the Castillo’s resident directing staff, taught Acting 4 Everyone and was the producer of Castillo’s Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest. More recently, Madelyn has been directing and performing in productions at various off- off Broadway venues in New York City.

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