"sharply comedic with brutal and black humor" -nytheatre.com
"a biting roller coaster romp" - the villager
Back House Productions presents The Hermitage of an Exiled Chain Smoker, by Liz Blocker & Michael Cyril Creighton, and directed by Carl Andress (recently presented at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival).
Smoking is banned and lives are ruined. From behind his heavily reinforced apartment door, one neurotic New Yorker fights for the freedom of all cigarettes. He'll never leave again, but he's a hero. A hero with asthma. Viva la Revolution! From a demonic mother to unrequited love affairs to alphabetized furniture, join Caleb as he dives into the milestone smokes of his past and tries to combat this cruel injustice. This wheeze-inducing comedy owes its creation to Mayor Bloomberg and his smoking ban; the playwrights thank him from the bottom of their smoke-filled little hearts.
Appropriate for audiences 16+
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