Gobsmacked! Productions, LLC is set to launch their new season with a limited revival of Clay Edmonds' play SICKS: An Evening with Six of the Most Notorious Women in History which will run from September 11-16 at walkerspace. The play was first produced in 1996 at the Acting Studio and this production will feature direction from Clay Edmonds and Janet Jenness.
In a series of mostly delusional monologues, SICKS tells the tales of six of the most notorious women in history. Lizzie Borden, Bonnie Parker, Catherine the Great, Ma Barker, Queen Mary I and Squeaky Fromme walk you through life from their sick and twisted perspectives as they tell their own "versions" of what really happened to land them in the spotlight.
The cast of SICKS will feature Heather Nicolson as Lizzie Borden, Kim Sweet as Bonnie Parker, Jaël Golad as Catherine the Great, Crawford M. Collins as Queen Mary I, MaryAnne Murray as Ma Barker and Aurora Heimbach as Squeaky Fromme.
Before launching Gobsmacked Productions, LLC last year, Clay Edmonds and Janet Jenness both started out writing and producing plays in Clay's back yard in Richmond, Virginia in 1984. Clay moved to NYC in 1987 to attend first the Fashion Institute of Technology and later the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He wrote SICKS in 1996 and produced and directed it at the Acting Studio. Janet graduated from the University of Virginia and tried as hard as she could to fight the theater bug by going to law school. She ended up in NYC in 2000 anyway and is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company acting school.
Clay is currently the Director of Merchandising for Women's Leathers at Ferragamo here in New York City and Janet is a recruiting director for Lexolution, LLC, a premier legal staffing agency.
SICKS: An Evening with Six of the Most Notorious Women in History will run from 9/11-9/16 at walkerspace (46 Walker Street), playing Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. Tickets, priced at $32, can be purchased online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at 800-838-3006.