The simple act of having someone over for brunch taps a torrent of artificial excitement, crisscrossed language and Burlesque in Brunch at the Luthers, the newest play by activist playwright Misha Shulman. The piece will be acted by DADAnewyork.
The play gives us a day in the lives of an absurd middle-aged couple. Luther (it may be his last name, or his first) is married (or lives with) a nervous woman named Ruth. They are preparing for a ceremonious brunch. A famous chef arrives bearing duck -- not to eat, but the wooden decoy, as does a state congressman, a woman named Mansfield, who brings a bronze one. They struggle stubbornly over the details of the meal and await apprehensively the arrival of Harlot Sierra O'toul, a niece of Mansfield.