Urban Stage, NYC 2018
Feb. 6 @ 9:00 pm, Feb. 7 @ 4:00 pm
Feb. 9 @ 8:00 pm, Feb. 10 @ 4:00 pm
Feb. 11 @ 9:00 pm, Feb. 14 @ 7:00 pm
Feb. 15 @ 9:00 pm, Feb. 17 @ 10:00 pm
Written by and Starring: Anne Stockton
Directed by: Austin Pendleton
We are welcoming the long-awaited return of writer/actor Anne Stockton and director Austin Pendleton (The Speed Queen), in collaboration once again.
Nikki is being interviewed by a detective in the high level financial firm where she works about the disappearance of two very valuable rings earlier that morning.
A witty look at the ways in which we are swept away by the scenarios we
imagine for our lives.
“Stockton presents Nikki’s unraveling under pressure with sensitivity and subtlety; she’s made a study of people like Nikki, and she gets the details right. Austin Pendleton directs with a light touch, using light and sound sparingly to capture the shifts in register in Nikki’s thoughts, moods, and tactics. Together they offer an opportunity to detect the humanity and pain in the kind of character we would generally prefer to keep at a distance.” Pittsburgh Tatler
“I Won’t be in… is a fantastic chapter in off the WALL’s stalwart legacy in presenting feminist-minded pieces…the play ultimately portrays a robust, flawed, and complexly damaged woman who is not defined by her gender or her psychosis. Both Stockton and off the WALL challenged the conventions of female representation in the show.”
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