The Immediate Theater Company presents three new one-acts under the title 3 To a Session.
In Play>, written and directed by Paul Siemens, a brother and a sister lie awake at bedtime. The sister asks, 'What do you want to do now?' The brother's answer: 'Play.' Thus begins a game in which the only rules are the limits of the players' imaginations. Play> depicts the originality of playtime, the creation of narrative, and the possibilities inherent in any game waiting to be played.
The sound play See the World, written and directed by Jeremy McCarter, follows a young couple and their daughter as they travel to an exotic foreign land, where their search for the real world leads them into fantastical adventures.
3 To a Session: A Monster's Tale, written by Desi Moreno-Penson and directed by Jose Zayas, won the Best Play Award at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in 2005 (Cherry Lane). Moreno-Penson unveils a riveting and provocative tale that takes place in a surrealistic realm between life and death. The introspective and child-like Vincent, the smart and steely-eyed Ally, and the sexy, yet uptight plant-lover Paula, engage in sexual play-acting scenarios, which lead them into memories of loss, love, longing, and domestic violence.