Not long ago, Paul had a girlfriend, a cat, and few complaints. Now? Well, at least he’s got his health. In between shifts at their security guard posts, Paul’s work buddies try to cheer him up. But you know what they say about the best intentions... In this quirky comedy by one of New York’s hottest emerging playwrights, Paul’s friends’ awkward (and hilarious) attempts to console him prove that some comforts only come on four legs.

Red-Handed Otter
by Ethan Lipton
Directed by Mike Donahue

September 12th - October 6th, 2012
at the Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street

Named one of the ten best shows of the year in The New York Post!

"Companion piece you otter see..."

"With wit and style and flashes of brilliant humanity..."

"Lipton’s humor is as gentle as it is penetrating, promising small consolations for the pain, loss, and indignities of life... consistently pleasurable and should be attended."


Featuring the talents of...

Andrew Boyce, Scenic Design
Moria Sine Clinton, Costume Design
Lucrecia Briceño, Lighting Design
Jill BC Du Boff, Sound Design
Andrew Diaz, Props Design
Daniel Vatsky, Video Design
Joanne E. McInerney, Production Stage Manager
Jenna Kate Bauman, Assistant Stage Manager
Scott Andrews, Production Manager
Adrian White, Assistant Production Manager
Jamie Bertoluzzi, Wardrobe Supervisor

Photos by Carol Rosegg

About the Playwright:
Ethan Lipton

Red-Handed Otter is The Playwrights Realm's 2013 Page One Production, which is a holistic approach designed to allow a playwright both the physical and mental time, space, and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. Each year, one playwright is chosen for our Page One Residency.  You can learn more about Ethan by clicking here!

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