The Incubator Arts Project presents its fourth annual Other Forces, an annual festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists.
GRIMLY HANDSOME is a dark and funny new play about crime, desire, and shifting identity. A pair of sinister Christmas tree salesmen have come to wreak havoc on our fair city. A pair of detectives are bent on catching the killer. A young woman finds herself drawn into their cat-and-mouse games and transformed in ways she could never have imagined. Well, maybe she could've. Meanwhile, wild animals have been sighted in the vacant lot across the street. Are they dogs? Raccoons? Or something more ferocious? The play moves back and forth between the hair-raising fun of a crime drama and the even deeper mysteries of a weird, modernist lyricism. Jenny Seastone Stern and Ben Williams, who performed in Jarcho's Dreamless Land (New York City Players, 2011), are joined by Pete Simpson. Enjoy, but be warned: the nicest people can turn out to be pretty dangerous.