April 9-24, 2010
“Nonsense parts the waves for the demon class.” An abstract play about a group of people who live in a cooler under a mysterious but palpable oppressive force. Their language has been warped and the rules of their society have been confused, and they struggle to reconcile their desires and impulses with the chilling environment they find themselves in. The play operates in an almost dream-like state as the characters experiment with language, will, and the nature of oppression – both external and self-imposed.
Written by Gary Winter. Directed by Dylan McCullough. Scenic and lighting design by Ben Kato. Costume design by Alixandra Englund. Sound design by Hilary Charnas. Stage management by Jason Weixelman. Performances by Havilah Brewster, Crystal Finn, Jocelyn Kuritsky, and Michael Tisdale.
“Gary Winter’s new play unfolds in a giant, mysterious deep freeze” – Pamela Newton, Time Out New York
“In the COOLER with Gary Winter” – Kristen Palmer, The Brooklyn Rail