"It's me. Hi. I'm the problem, it's me." That quote from the Taylor Swift tune "Anti-Hero" is apt for Lucy, a "comedic horror" produced by Audible Theater. It's also included in the show. New nanny Ashling and six-year-old Lucy perform a joyful singalong in the show's second scene while Mary, Lucy's frazzled, pregnant mother, looks on with a rare smile. But who really is an anti-hero here, and who's purely a villain? Playwright/director Erica Schmidt mostly leaves that up to you. The ambiguity...
Ashling is every busy parent's dream: a professional nanny with experience and a warm, sunny attitude. But from the moment Mary hires her to look after her young children, things start to feel a little…off. Are Mary's stressful work schedule and lack of sleep playing games with her own sanity, or has she welcomed an unstable troublemaker into her home? At once harrowing and hilarious, Erica Schmidt's LUCY explores the wild range of parents' emotions, asking if we can entrust others with the safety of our home.
1 hour 40 minutes
January 27th, 2023
February 25th, 2023
Minetta Lane Theatre