Presented by Iron Crow Theatre
Fri, Dec 2 at 8pm
Sat, Dec 3 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun, Dec 4 at 2pm and 7pm
The Zero Hour
by Madeline George
Directed by Ann Turiano
Rebecca and her chronically unemployed butch girlfriend, O, have created a happy nest in their run-down walk-up in Queens, but things are starting to unravel. The more O pushes Rebecca to stop hiding their relationship, the more Rebecca’s work life—writing a textbook for seventh graders about the Holocaust— begins to bleed into her personal life: She starts meeting World War II Nazis on the 7 train, passing as hipster professionals in New York City but hungry to come out about who they really are.
Back home in Queens, O is also sparring with convincingly real visions: her long estranged—and recently dead?—mother keeps showing up to argue with her about her choices. This almost-love story explores the relationship between honesty and cruelty: How do you tell the truth about yourself when that truth might devastate the people you love? A tour-de-force for two actors playing eight different roles.
Zero Hour explores mature themes and may contain adult language, sexual content and violence.
Zero Hour may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 18.