January 8, 2013 > Bare Bones staged readings return with "Gruesome Playground Injuries"
Bare Bones staged readings return with "Gruesome Playground Injuries"
Submitted By Susan E. Evans
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) is excited to introduce "Gruesome Playground Injuries," the first production in the 2013-2014 "Bare Bones" staged reading series. The eccentrically amusing and affecting play by Rajiv Joseph was inspired by a barroom conversation the playwright had with a friend who shared wild stories about all the injuries he had as a child.
Truly a different type of love story, "Gruesome Playground Injuries" tells the story of Kayleen and Doug's relationship over a period of 30 years. We first meet them in an elementary school's nurse's office. Doug has ridden his bicycle off of the roof and Kayleen is plagued by another mysterious stomach ailment. Their lives episodically intersect, as the two connect and reconnect, comparing their scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.
The play had its world premiere in 2009 in Houston at the Alley Theatre. Wooly Mammoth presented its East Coast premiere in 2010, followed by its New York premiere directed by Scott Ellis at Second Stage Theatre in 2011.
"Gruesome Playground Injuries" will be staged on Tuesday, January 8 and is appropriate for ages 14 and up. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and can be reached at (510) 881-6777. Information is also available at www.dmtonline.org.
Gruesome Playground Injuries
Tuesday, Jan 8
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
22311 N. Third St., Hayward
Tickets: $10 open seating