La MaMa will present the world premiere of The Pill, conceived by Marla Mase and written by her family. With original music by Tomás Doncker of True Groove, performances will begin Thursday, January 25 and continue through Sunday, February 4.
When Sylvia accidentally takes her anorexic daughter’s antidepressant, panic and pandemonium ensue. A story about the cataclysms of depression, fear, and anxiety, and their dynamic intersections with eating disorder and suicidal ideation, The Pill looks at life and death in a dysfunctional world.
The Pill will be directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, and will feature a cast that includes Zoe Wilson, Winsome Brown, Amanda Bishop, Joshua Turchin, Roger Rathburn, Graham Stevens, and Adam Patterson.