New York City
Communicating Doors begins and ends twenty years in the future. As the play opens, an ailing Reece Wells (Peter Nigra), wealthy businessman and owner of the Regal Hotel, is in his suite with Julian Goodman (James Raby), his friend and business partner. Reece has called for the services of a self-styled “special sexual consultant” (a leather clad dominatrix) by the name of Poopay (Rachel Demma). After Julian departs, we learn that the only service Reece desires of Poopay is that she witness a document. In anticipation of his impending death, he wants to confess all of the terrible acts that he and Julian have committed. (These range from simple dishonesty to the murder of both of his wives.) When Julian returns and Poopay needs to make a quick exit, she uses the communicating door. Instead of taking her into the room next door, it returns her to the same room twenty years earlier when it was occupied by Reece’s second wife, Ruella (Toni Carmine). It is the very night on which, according to the confession, Ruella is to be thrown from the balcony by Julian. When Ruella and Poopay figure out what has happened, they realize they must get her out of there. When Ruella passes through the door, however, she does not go forward in time; she goes back another twenty years, when the same suite is occupied by Reece and his first wife, Jessica (Rachel Duda), on their wedding night, seven years before the time when Reece confesses she was killed. What follows are adventures that hilarious and nefarious and not to be missed!
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