East Village Writer's Bloc at the Manhattan Theatresource
East Village Writer's Bloc, by Arthur Nersesian, at Manhattan TheatreSource from the 19 - 22 Apr 2006.
Located in a basement apartment somewhere around Avenue C, the characters who comprise a writers' support group - the East Village Writer's Bloc - meet every week to read their latest works.
Reggie is a onetime screenwriter who saw his friends experience success while he became the superintendent of the apartment building where he now hosts the group. He lives with his girlfriend, Lucy, who was an active participant in the group until she grew despondent from lack of praise. Samantha, Lucy's foil, continues to attend the group and regale her friends with moral tales about women's rights rife with Kafka-esque allegories, in the process, garnering little praise herself. Her main adversaries amongst the group are her onetime lover, Miles (who has recently become a cop), and their friend Waldo, who hasn't brought anything new to the group for too long. Along with Lenny, whose graphically-lewd poems and gay-themed limericks amuse, arouse and appall the group, the writers pick on each other's weaknesses incessantly until they fall into the greater good inside each of them.
East Village Writer's Bloc's cast, directed by Paul Mazza, features Micah Bucey, Lisa Donnelly, R.J. Foster, Ian Sinclair Lassiter, Brianne Moncrief, Lindsay Newitter.
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