The Piano Store Plays
Performance: January 28-29, 2012
Three Plays by John Clancy
"Anyone" - A love story on stage
with John Clancy, Kevin Pariseau, Nancy Walsh
"Falling Out" - A marriage ends onstage
with John Clancy, Nancy Walsh
"Solo for Spoon and Birdcage" - A metatheatrical ballet of ineptitude with singing and loud noises
with John Clancy, Kevin Pariseau
These three plays were first performed on the Lower East Side in the early 90s, what was then the epicenter of the independent theater world. In a weird way, they are blueprints for all of the work we've done with Present Company and Clancy Productions ever since.
Back then, Nancy was working Off-Broadway and doing some soap opera work. I was writing crazy shit that no one wanted to produce and auditioning for roles I didn't want in shows that sucked and getting a few callbacks but no gigs. Nancy recognized the larger implications and said, "Let's do it ourselves. Let's just put up these shows. Why not?"
So here's the stuff we put on. The reason that we're doing them here and now for you is because Martin and Rochelle Denton asked us for anything that John ever wrote to publish on www.IndieTheaterNow.com and Nancy said "What about the Piano Store Plays. They were pretty good."
So here we are reunited with our good friend and colleague Kevin Pariseau. We are having a blast and hope you will too.