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chipandgus

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2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble!

By John Ahlin & Christopher Patrick Mullen

Two colleagues meet for their monthly ping pong game, in the back of a nondescript bar in a nondescript college town. But this meeting is different. Tonight, to the real-time patter of paddles, buried secrets get uncovered, and the two realize that their lives are more entwined than they ever imagined.

Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY
April 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30pm

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Westchester Table Tennis Center

April 28 at 8pm

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Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, NY
May 5,6 at 7:30pm
May 7 at 2:00pm

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Reviewers Say:

"ChipandGus is bright, funny and cathartic: an emotionally resonant buddy comedy for thinking audiences." 

- Laura Heller, TimeOut NY

"ChipandGus gracefully withstands the tension with thoughtful character development and a barrage of witty dialogue that flows as easily as Ahlin and Mullen's impressive volleys."

- Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania

"The rapid fire repartee that bounces back and forth faster than the ping pong balls that fly through the air is the source of energy in ChipandGus, the remarkable two-hander one act play."

- Joseph Verlezza, Theatre Reviews Limited

“ChipandGus is funny, real, sad, and surprising."

“ChipandGus, produced by Fat Knight Theatre, is far more than simply a comedy with balls, it is surely one of the shows to attend."

Megan Lohne, NY Theatre Guide

For more reviews and audience comments go to the ChipandGus page on Showscore

 

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BY CHARLOTTE AHLIN, DIRECTED BY EMILY LYON

THE HUDSON GUILD THEATRE
441 W 26TH ST, NEW YORK, NY

 

Circe and Morgan are college roommates, and tonight they're planning something strange. All they need to set their dangerous plan in motion is that final touch: a virgin vessel. Enter Lily, the last virgin on campus...

Photo credit Lauren Sowa

She’s 23, which you’d immediately glean from seeing this pretty young woman onstage. But you’d never know she was a mere 23 from her new play THE SUMMONING. Charlotte Ahlin knows how to write not only for Circe, the wild ‘n’ wooly character she’s playing herself, but also for her young friend Morgan and HER young friend Lily. Director Emily Lyon certainly knew how to cast it, too with Danielle Cohn as Morgan and Jacque Emord-Netzley, who had the toughest role as Lily. THE SUMMONING is an often funny, often harrowing script that keeps you guessing — even after you think you’ve made a firm decision on what’s really going on. Not so fast — the only firm idea you’ll have is that three actresses, one director and a terrific new playwright really know how to put on a show.”
— Peter Filichia, critic emeritus, The Star-Ledger

ChipandGus

CENTER STAGE
3rd Spaces Program
The Wind Up Space
Baltimore, MD

 

CENTENARY STAGE
EDITH KUTZ THEATER
Hackettstown, NJ

 

THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE
The Parkside Lounge,
317 East Houston st
New York, NY

 

PROCTORS THEATER
Proctors Theater
Schenectady, NY