The Egg Progect
Performed: - 244 West 54th Street, Aug 09, 2022
After 13 years, Marty Edgett has returned home to show off the new life he’s created for himself. Little does he know, his father, a microbiologist, is eager to show Martin the new life he’s created as well. Thanks to a Little League line-drive, formaldehyde and a chicken egg, Martin finds himself face to face with the personification of the baggage he’s carried.
THE EGG PROGECT is a startling dark comedy, “a magnificent blend of both things familiar and things strange” (TheatreIsEasy) that deals with identity, personal accountability, and the repercussions of broken family ties. It had a limited run at Dixon Place Theater, and in 2013, it was presented as a staged reading starring Debbie Harry (Blondie) as the mother, a role previously played in developmental readings by NYC performance icon Penny Arcade. It went on to the 2015 NY Fringe Festival and was published by Indie Theater Now and included in their Best of FringeNYC ’15 collection.
Cast and Creatives:
Marty Edgett: Chris Daftsios*
Barbara Edgett, his mother: Paula Ewin*
Robert Edgett, his father: Tony Torn*
Leslie Carter, his fiancée: Elizabeth Inghram*
Father Paul, a priest: Angus Hepburn*
Director: Katrin Hilbe+
Sound Design: Andy Evan Cohen
*courtesy of AEA
+member of SDC