Kate’s sister Anne, a ravishing beauty, wakes up one morning to discover a sheep’s head between her shoulders. Thus begins the journey of the two sisters in their quest to return Anne’s true head to its proper place. The journey is sidetracked, however, by Kate’s obsession with a slim raver-boy who has a nasty little addiction. Based on the British fairy tale Kate Crackernuts.
“Strange, dense, brilliant wordplay…part poetry slam, part rave, part dog-eared storybook theater, and all edgy, infectious, ultra-theatrical entertainment. Kate Crackernuts is an adult fairy tale that, like its tough but vulnerable heroine, follows a warped dream logic while keeping its sharp-tongued wits about it.”
—Los Angeles Times
Production and Development History
Produced: Flea Theater, NYC (2004); 24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles (2003); Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington IN (2002).
Staged reading: A.S.K. Theatre Projects, Los Angeles (2001).
Workshopped: Printer’s Devil Theatre, Seattle (2000).