After the hilarious Feminine Mystake sketch show presented in their first season, the artistic team of Ophelia’s Jump, led by Associate Artistic Director, Caitlin Lopez, has created Short People, a full length comedy sketch show in true OJP fashion.
About Short People:
A young girl’s obsession with defining herself leads to a sexual identity crisis via board game. A boy dreams of what it would be like to be in a band and soon finds his inappropriate voice in Riot Grrrl music. Written by a team of young comedians and improvisors, Short People follows their childhood dreams and musings from the pages of their diaries onto the stage as adults. Satirical, absurd, whimsical, thought provoking (maybe) and always hilarious!
Coming Up This Season
Nothing is quite what it seems in David Mamet’s latest work. With a nod to his mentor, Harold Pinter, Mamet once again employs his signature verbal jousting in this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion—and the lack thereof.
By David Mamet
Directed by Cindi East
Starring Beatrice Casagran as Cathy & Kimberly Kehoe as Ann
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon
The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of “Super Jew” Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam’s brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray. This savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy follows three cousins and their savagely funny battle over a family heirloom.