For its 2013-14 season opener, CAST (Carolina Actors Studio Theatre) presents the regional premiere of “Elemeno Pea” by Molly Smith Metzler, a chic comedy about money, assumptions and why not to wear white after Labor Day.
“Elemeno Pea” is set on Martha’s Vineyard where Simone, a personal assistant to Michaela Kell, has invited her estranged sister, Devon, to visit her employer’s lavish beach-side guest villa. The sisters’ weekend is disrupted when Michaela returns unexpectedly, having been dumped by her wealthy husband Peter. To complicate matters, the forty-something Ethan, the couple’s best friend wants to whisk Simone away on his yacht, The Ethan II. Devon, who lives in her mother’s basement, isn’t having any of this ludicrous behavior and just wants time alone with her sister. Refereeing the whole comedy clambake is Jos-B, the property caretaker…. named Jos-B because the Kells already had a servant named Jose!
Performances are Aug. 29-Sept. 21. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 15.
Tickets: $28 adult; $22 senior; $18 student.
NO LATE SEATING!
This show contains mild profanity, expensive liquors and the destruction of a perfectly good gas grill.
” ‘Elemeno Pea’ attacks the self-absorbed rich and the gullible poor in equal
measure.” — Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer. Click here for full review.
“This comedy of postmodern manners crackles with wit, pushes at times toward farce, and yet maintains a double tragic arc” — Mark Pizzato of ARTS à la Mode. Click here for full review.
“(Playwright Molly Smith) Metzler proves quite adroit in mixing hysteria
with hilarity.” — Perry Tannenbaum of Creative Loafing. Click here for full review.