Sub-Basement follows Adrienne, a former poet now Royal Canadian Mounted Police trainee, on an absurdist odyssey to find her true purpose amidst the dark corners of New York City, the depths of the Drama Book Shop, and her muddled past. Her voyage is guided by Gustav (a one-time climatologist) and Arnaud (an erstwhile poet), all while being pursued by Simon, who (unbeknownst to her) is set on becoming her fiancé. Are we ever free of the disappointments of the past, and can we escape the expectation of our parents? Join us on a voyage deep into Adriennes psyche and try to discover what lifes really about.
The show premieres in Washington DC after a full-run at the IRT Theater in Greenwich Village (NY) March-April, 2017.
The piece received strong reviews: "Sub-Basement is a play that will not only make you think, but gives you something beautiful to see as you do. It is, among many other things, an intriguing step into the surreal. Will Jacobs, Theatre is Easy
The actors and designers capture the different personalities, personifications, moods, and theatrical genres. Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts
The cast of Tom Blocks Sub-Basement dazzled the audience with his superb writing and Hunter Birds direction. Andrew Baumgarten, andybsports.com
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