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At long last, a play where you can make out in the back seat. The Debate Society's 4th full-length play transforms the upstairs theater at P.S.122 into their own version of a Drive-In theater and presents a very-close-up absurdist perspective on classic Americana. So climb into your own private 4-seater, equipped with a cooler, popcorn, and speaker box and enjoy the ride. Don't forget to turn off the headlights. Like all good drive-ins, Cape Disappointment starts with a cartoon and finishes with a feature. The "cartoon" is a short play in which an old couple reminisce about their fallen city and bygone hey-days. The "feature" is inspired by the classic American road-trip. The characters- some escaping, some hiding, and some idling- race across a landscape of crumbling lighthouses, crushed cars, and naughty little girls. Yes, there is an "intermission" and it will probably include a dancing hotdog and matching bun. Acclaimed actress, and mother of Cape Disappointment director Oliver Butler, Pamela Payton-Wright joins the Debate Society's high-octane performer/writers Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, along with actor Michael Cyril Creighton.

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