MOPE Extended thru February 19th!


Written by Paul Cameron Hardy, Directed by RJ Tolan*
Featuring J.Stephen Brantley, RJ Brown, Hollye Hudson, Eric T. Miller, Jennifer Tsay, and Megan Tusing

“MOPE’s sex talk and nudity aren’t what shock; the way it exposes our society’s just-below-the-surface fury is what truly jolts.”
–Time Out New York

“Director R.J. Tolan brutally stages a scene in which Trevor is completely naked while porn star Krystal Kross (a fierce and exacting Megan Tusing) berates him on set. He is exposed and vulnerable as she delivers a diatribe calibrated to shred everything Trevor holds as evidence of his manhood (including his literal manhood). No matter how justified Krystal’s disgust is, it is impossible not to feel for Trevor in this moment.” – TheaterMania

“…Megan Tusing as “Krystal Kross”, whose savage scene serves as the lit match for the bundle of dynamite which is the aforementioned climax. The promise of “nudity and extreme adult content” may initially entice people to see Mope… but the dramatic effect of this hard-hitting, bold piece will stay with the audience long after the money shot.” – Huffington Post

MOPE: Back by Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand…

Written by Paul Cameron Hardy
Directed by RJ Tolan*

Mope (noun): 1. The lowest-level male performer in the adult film industry. An anonymous stunt-penis. Example: “Trevor is a mope.” 2. A new play by Paul Cameron Hardy. An examination of a country poisoned by toxic masculinity, hiding inside a comedy about guys who do porn. 3. A scathing new production from Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s OBIE-winning company of young playwrights and home of the best new writers in NYC.

Featuring J.Stephen Brantley†, RJ Brown†, Hollye Hudson†, Eric T. Miller†, Jennifer Tsay, and Megan Tusing*†

This play contains nudity and extensive adult content.

Production Stage Manager: Eileen Lalley*† | Sound Designer: Emily Auciello | Scenic Designer: Angelica Borrero-Fortier | Lighting Designer: John Salutz | Costume Designer: Audrey Nauman | Props Designer: Claire Rufiange | Assistant Stage Manager: Leah Montesinos

*Denotes Ensemble Artist
†These Actors and Stage Manager are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

January 11 – February 4, 2017
Wednesday – Saturday @ 7pm
Mondays @ 7pm 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Saturdays @ 10:30pm 1/21, 1/28

Ensemble Studio Theatre
545 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
between 10th & 11th avenue
Near the 1 (50th street), & C, E (50th street), & A (Columbus Circle) subway stations

Early Bird Special [$15.00] – UNTIL January 10th
General Admission [$25.00]
Student (must show id at the door) [$20.00]
Senior (must show id at the door) [$20.00]

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