McGURK'S SUICIDE HALL
Music by JENEEN TERRANA
Book & Lyrics by EVAN EDWARDS
Directed By EVAN EDWARDS
Music Directed by MICHAEL LIEPPER
A brother and sister are forced to leave their home country. She wants the same rights as a man. He just wants to love one. They arrive on the lower East side of Manhattan, finding lodging and work in a hotel. Unknown to them, the hotel is actually a front for a gang run brothel. Little by little the brother and sister move toward what they desire most. Little by little, each are lured deeper into the dirty dealings of the hotel, a place so corrupt the only way to checkout is by swallowing Carbolic acid.
There’s a place where sex is sold and the police are bought, where love and lust know no boundaries except revenge, a place where landing in the gutter is considered social climbing: McGurk’s Suicide Hall.
The reading was presented at the Tada! Theater on December 10, 2018.
MATTHEW BORCHERS*, BRIAN CHILDERS*, AMY CONNERLEY, ROGER GILBERT CRANE, THOMAS DIETER, TIMOTHY FORD*, JULIA GORETSKY*, AUSTIN KU*, MARY LAUREN*, JESSE MANOCHERIAN*, SCOTT MOSS,* TOMMY MOSQUEIRA*, ERIKA ODEGARD*, JACKSON PERRIN*, AMY JO PHILLIPS*, NATHANIEL ROTHROCK*, CHRIS RUSSELL, MARK WEATHERUP JR.*
CALLIE STRIBLING, Stage Manager
*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association.