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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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World Premiere!
Pookie Goes Grenading
By J.C. Lee
Directed by Kevin Glaccum

Performance Location:
The Off-Broad Street Theater | at First Baptist Church
1636 Sansom Street

Performance Information:
October 31, 2012 - November 18, 2012
Tickets: $18.00 - $27.00
Running Time: 95 minutes (no intermission)
Cast
Brandi Burgess
Jamison Foreman
Brian McCann
Eric Scotolati
Mary Tuomanen

Production Team
Set Designer
Roman Tatarowicz

Costume Designer
Maggie Baker

Sound Designer
Daniel Perelstein

Lighting Designer
Shelley Hicklin

Hair & Makeup
Monique Gaffney

Properties
Avista Custom Theatrical

Stage Manager
Lauren Tracy

Pookie’s dreams are bigger than she is. After all she’s only 14. But when you truly believe there are multiple ways for kids to get weapon grade explosives in this town, and you’re hell bent on producing the most epic play in history, are you really going to let your guidance counselor stand in your way? Join Pookie, her best friend Dynamo, Benny – the most popular gay kid in school, and Greta Van Susteren – the best techie this side of the Schuylkill, as they embark on an epic journey of life, art, revolution and the pursuit of more Facebook friends. Sometimes we have to make our art, no matter the cost of the donuts. Watch out New Jersey... Vive la Pookie!

“Pookie's a Frankenstein's monster cobbled together from Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the movie Sucker Punch, roller derby, Pussy Riot, and all sorts of other female bad-assery for which I have a sweet tooth.”
A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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“I’m all too accustomed to staid, serious, artsy theater, and occasionally crave a loud, silly, kick-ass play — and if it’s outrageously in-your-face subversive, so much the better. JC Lee’s ‘Pookie Goes Grenading’ scratches my itch.”
Mark Cofta, City Paper
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“Lee’s script is theatrical comedy at its best, fast-paced fun with seriously smart dialog and perceptive underpinnings.”
Christopher Munden, STAGE Magazine
Full Review
 
“J.C. Lee’s highly enjoyable new comedy focuses on a girl for whom art, rebellion, self-expression and self-promotion are inextricably linked.”
Tim Dunleavy, Talkin’ Broadway
Full Review
 
“An extremely prolific talent, Lee’s writing demonstrates a wild sense of fantasy combined with a desperate grip on reality”
Huffington Post
 

Brandi Burgess Jamison Foreman Brian McCann Eric Scotolati Mary Tuomanen

 

 

 

Special Events:
October 31, 8:00pm - Pay-What-You-Can Preview
November 11, 7:00pm - Industry Night Performance
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