Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company presents ”The Altruists” at The Furniture Factory. The comedy mixes ethics and the political reality of 21st Century America to examine where We the People are really headed.
Written by Nicky Silver and directed by Molly McMahon, the production finishes its run at The Furniture Factory, 4126 Third St., Detroit, with performances on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. Tickets are $15-18. For information: (313) 408-7269 or visit MagentaGiraffe.org .
From the Company:
This dark comedy provides an unflinching look at the sometimes-shallow motivations behind people’s political actions and relationships with others – while providing lots of laughs along the way. After Sydney, a soap opera actress, is found to have committed murder, her friends, who spend their time attending protests and throwing stinkbombs, must find a way to keep her out of jail to continue using her money to fund their political activities. Meanwhile, Sydney’s brother Ronald has struck up a relationship with a young male prostitute who seemingly has the firmest grasp on reality and ethics of anyone. Someone must make a sacrifice to maintain the status quo, and the climax of the play presents a grim perspective on the sometimes-hypocritical stances of many so-called altruists.
Donald V. Calamia, editor of Encore Michigan, very much appreciated the show. Click here to read his review, “Morals, morals, who’s got the morals?”