Death of a Salesgirl, an absurdist tragicomedy with integrated media, about one womans struggle to free herself from her past, runs through Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Los Angeles. Written by Patricia Scanlon, Death of a Salesgirl is a dark and humorous parable of a salesgirl breaking in new territory. This intensely creative interdisciplinary performance piece, directed by Matthew McCray, incorporates video projections, animation and a uniquely crafted set by the award-winning Francois-Pierre Couture.
Death of a Salesgirl follows Cat (Patricia Scanlon), a struggling salesgirl on her mission to break in new territory. Sales arent what they used to be and Cat longs for the satisfaction she once found in a mutually beneficial, yet heartfelt, exchange between two consenting human beings. As Cat prepares to stake out new territory, alone, in a seedy Hopperesque motel, she succumbs to a strange and disorienting nostalgia that invites a mysterious visitor, Frank (Paul Dillon). Gin, magic and mayhem ensue and Cat soon finds herself caught between two worlds. As the real and surreal collide, Cat is forced to decide between the two or remain forever stuck between them in the cramped motel, in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere.
Preview performances are on Thursday, October 11th and Friday, October 12th. Opening night is Saturday, October 13th.