Molotov Tackles Dark Comedy Fat Men in Skirts

Jul 5, 2011
1409 Playbill Cafe

Molotov Tackles Nicky Silver's Dark Comedy Fat Men in Skirts

Capital Fringe Festival multiple award winner offers violence, dismemberment, rape, and a dude eating a baby!

Molotov Theatre Group, America's second-oldest Grand Guignol theatre, presents Nicky Silver's Fat Men in Skirts as part of this year's Capital Fringe Festival. Performances run from Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, August 6 at 1409 Playbill Cafe (1409 14th Street NW, Washington, DC) Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 PM.

Tickets for "Fat Men in Skirts" are $17 and can be purchased through Molotov's website, through The Capital Fringe website or through their box office located at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC). Fringe tickets and tickets through the Molotov website are separate pools. If one is sold-out, try the other. Tickets can be purchased at the door as available, but advance purchase is recommended.

The play follows the misadventures of Pyhllis and her son Bishop who are stranded on a desert island and develop an "interesting" relationship. Five years later, they are rescued, only to discover that their philandering husband/father has become involved with a young porn star. Chaos, violence, cannibalism, and insanity ensue.

Fat Men in Skirts is Molotov Theatre Group's fifth Capital Fringe Festival production. Past Fringe Festival productions by Molotov have received recognition for "Best Comedy" in 2007 and "Best Overall" in 2008. The show features DC area actors: Katie Culligan, Dave Gamble, K. Clare Johnson and Matthew Marcus.

Kevin Finkelstein, Molotov's Associate Artistic Director, once again takes the directing reins. "There's no question that Nicky Silver is one fucked up playwright, but he's outdone himself with Fat Men in Skirts," says Finkelstein. Molotov's Artistic Director, Lucas Maloney, adds, "Existentialism, farce and drama, all contained in a comedy. It's the kind of play we'd expect to see if Sartre had been shooting up heroin."