Contemporary Park Shorts, in Collaboration with Fort Point Theatre Channel,

presents

A Staged Reading Of

Tangles in Your Teeth

   "Amelia and Happy invoking the spirit of Leonora DiNapoli."    L to R - Dayenne Walters, Christopher Byron   Amy S. West photographer

"Amelia and Happy invoking the spirit of Leonora DiNapoli."
L to R - Dayenne Walters, Christopher Byron
Amy S. West photographer

Rosa Nagle, playwright

Amy S. West, director

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Waterfront Plaza @ Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street
Boston (across from the Children’s Museum)

with

David Anderson
Rebecca Boudreau
Christopher Byron
Christina Chan
Ajay Jain
Amy Joy Laffin
Demitra Papadinis
Damon Singletary
Dayenne Walters

It’s the day before Thanksgiving when we meet the Colby/Murphy/DiNapoli family. Julia is doing her best to cope with her husband Sam’s infidelity, “passion, fury, middle-age decay,” as she calls it. Through the turmoil of her emotions, Julia is also dealing with her family: Amelia, the matriarch who firmly believes in the family folklore that she and her children are descended from werewolves, originating with 19th-century Leonora DiNapoli; Julia’s brother, Chuck, an exterminator who continually has existential experiences; and her son, Happy, who is serious, somber, and, perhaps, the non-definition of “happy.” This play uses poetry, magical realism, and the absurd to create a world we all can relate to.

This reading and workshops to develop Tangles in Your Teeth was funded by the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.