Deadheads – The Barrow Group
April 29th, 2017 @ 7pm
The Barrow Group | New York, NY
Playwrights’ Reading Series in the Studio Theater
Written by Ali Viterbi
Directed by Noam Shapiro; Featuring Sarah Babb and Josh Mendelow
This full-length, non-linear, two-actor play chronicles Sadie and Ethan’s twenty-year relationship as they tour with the Grateful Dead across the country. As Sadie and Ethan travel from concert to concert, the audience follows the triumphs and travails of their relationship—from collegiate concerns to marital challenges. Each scene is set in a different year and different motel room, as Sadie and Ethan, played by the same actors, fall in and out of love with the Dead, as well as with each other. The play investigates how healthy relationships become abusive, and why people remain committed to each other over time. Played to the music of the Grateful Dead, DEADHEADS asks “Where does the time go” when you think you’re in love.