The Thay Bay Play
April 23rd, 2017 @ 7pm
The Loft at Davenport Theatre | New York, NY
A new play by Ali Viterbi
Directed by Gabrielle Hoyt; Produced by Emma Hills
Please join me for the second public staged reading of my newest play, THE THAY BAY PLAY, at the Loft at Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, New York, NY). There will be a small reception following the reading.
Even while critiquing the highly traditional and inimitably American rituals of sorority life, The Thay Bay Play embraces the redemptive power of female friendships. At its core sits Joni’s burgeoning friendship with Kate, her cynical and struggling sorority ‘Big Sister’, who has long since given up on fitting in. Supported by an all-female “Greek Chorus”, Joni and Kate strive to please those around them while retaining personal autonomy; an all-too-familiar task for American women today. When an allegation of sexual assault shatters the sorority’s status quo, Kate and Joni must both decide who they are, what they want, and whether their blood really does run aquamarine-and-ivory. A stylized, surreal, and theatrical work, The Thay Bay Play mixes pop culture with pageantry, superficial with sacred, to create a searing portrait of life as a young, 21st century woman.