"Dream Date" (2012, play)
In post-apocalyptic America, an evil wizard named Todd lords over an island in the Gulf of Mexico, sadistically orchestrating the rules of his house and the lives of his wife and son, while forcing a deformed jester to carry the burden of his memories. But Todd’s authority is finally threatened when a recently divorced pirate and his shipmates wash up on the shores of the island on Thanksgiving Day, bringing with them the possibility of freedom. The furious power struggle that follows thrusts the inhabitants of the island into an unstable dreamworld where the secrets of the past will be revealed and the rules of the future determined. Loosely inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” “Dream Date” is a dark comic fantasia that gives new meaning to the new world.
Written by Brett Boham | Based on an Original Story by Brett Boham & Joe Cilio
Festival production. 2013 Philadelphia Fringe Live Arts Festival. Vox Populi. Sept 20-21 2013. Directed by Joe Cilio and Alex Ramsey. Starring Andrew Block, Allison Brown, Charlie Walden, Ivy Malone, Alex Ramsey, Joe Cilio, and Brett Boham.
Festival production. 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival. Aug 30-31 2013. Directed by Joe Cilio and Alex Ramsey. Starring Andrew Block, Emma Thatcher, Felicia Sokol, Jack Walden, Charlie Walden, Alex Ramsey, and Joe Cilio.
Original production. The Red Room Theatre. NYC. November 2012. Directed by Joe Cilio and Alex Ramsey. Starring Andrew Block, Allison Brown, Jose Rivera Jr, Charlie Walden, Ivy Malone, Alex Ramsey, and Joe Cilio.