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Killing Kittens is a story of unlikely, yet lasting friendships; of loss and love and the need for emotional and physical human interaction.
A lonely gay man, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder; his best friend, who truly loves him and the hustler from upstairs in need of an escape from an abusive relationship come together on an unforgettable and touching New Year's Eve.
At its' core, Killing Kittens is a play about abuse; about people who abuse themselves; about people who abuse others; and about people who allow themselves to be abused.”
Note: The play contains strong adult content.
Cast of Characters
Archer is a sweet, charming, attractive, gay man in his late thirties or early forties, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder. He is intelligent and a little on the reserved side. Although he does his best to suppress it, there is an air of sadness about him.
Aileen is Archer’s best friend. She is boisterous, outgoing and speaks with a slight southern accent.
Joshua Robinson (J.R.) is Archer’s uninhibited, good looking, upstairs neighbor. He is in his twenties and has an incredible body. Although he has been “Around the block,” he still manages to maintain a sweet, gentle disposition.
RADIO DISC JOCKEY, TIM and BRIAN
Off Stage Voices Can be pre-recorded or double cast.
Killing Kittens requires one unit set. The action takes place over the course of one evening, New Year's Eve, in the kitchen/living room of Archer's Chicago Apartment.
SCENE ONE: Early Evening - around 6:30 p.m.
SCENE TWO: Later, around 9 p.m.
SCENE ONE: Even later, around 11:15 p.m.
SCENE TWO: Early the next morning, around 4. a.m.
In 2013, Killling Kittens received a full production at Theatre on the Square in Indianapolis, IN and ran from March 8-30th. Ron Spencer was the artistic director and the show was directed by Juli Inskeep
In 2015, Killing Kittens received a staged reading by the La Strada Ensemble Theatre in New Jersey. It was featured as part of The Pride Month Rainbow Reading Series. It was directed by artistic director, A.J. Ciccotelli.
ARCHER - Thomas Ryan Ward
AILEEN - Lisa Siano
JOSHUA- Patrick Dean
OFF STAGE VOICES - W. Allen Wrede
ARCHER - Thomas Turner
AILEEN- Shannon Samson
JOSHUA- Nick Heskett
OFF STAGE VOICES- John Fullam
In 2012, Killing Kittens received a closed door reading in Chicago, IL and featured the following cast:
ARCHER - Patrick Gannon
AILEEN- Amanda Besinger
JOSHUA - Colin Sphar
OFF STAGE VOICES - Aaron Page