By Molly Smith Metzler
A Have and Have-Nots Comedy
Summer’s ending on Martha’s Vineyard, but before everything is shuttered, Simone invites her sister Devon down for a sisters weekend. As personal assistant to demanding trophy wife Michaela Kell, Simone enjoys a lavish, beachfront lifestyle that the girls never could have imagined growing up in blue-collar Buffalo. But, within minutes of Devon’s arrival, Michaela crashes the party. She and her husband have had a fight, and she’s counting on Simone to help her keep from becoming Ex-Wife Number Two. Throw in the disgruntled groundskeeper Jos-B (because there’s already a Jose) and Simone’s delusional, old money boyfriend Ethan, and the lines are drawn between the rich and “the help.”
Worlds collide in this fast and furious comedy about ambition, class, family and the choices that shape who we become.
Length & Content
Elemeno Pea runs 100 minutes without intermission. The play includes strong language and adult situations. Recommended for ages 16 and up.
March 14 – April 13, 2014
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
$20 – $30*
Paint the town Nantucket Red! Bring your group!
Group pricing is available for parties of 10+. Groups of 10-24 receive $3 off the general admission ticket price. Groups of 25+ receive $5 off the general admission ticket price. Call 404.523.1477 x111 or e-mail Timothy Harland for more information.
*Ticket prices are subject to change. Buy early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all ticket orders. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating.
Simone – Cynthia D. Barker*
Devon – Tiffany Porter
Michaela – Cara Mantella
Jos-B – Tony Guerrero
Ethan- Adam Fristoe*
*Member of Actors Equity Association
Playwright – Molly Smith Metzler
Directors – Heidi Cline McKerley
Scenic & Costume Designers – Isabel A. Curley-Clay & Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer – Mary Parker
Sound Designer – Thom Jenkins
Prop Designer – Kristen Hunsicker
Stage Manager – Julianna M. Lee*
Elemeno Pea Sneak Peek
“An uncommonly moving work…”
– LA Theater Review
“Metzler’s biting satire cuts both ways, but mostly taking its digs at the foibles of the rich. But she also recognizes the humanity that lies below the diamond-encrusted, gold plated surface.”
– The Examiner
“Molly Smith Metzler has a grasp on language that harnesses comedic timing in a way that most playwrights are unable to master.”
– Minnesota Daily
Past Production Reviews
BroadwayWorld.com – Elemeno Pea is How SCR Spells Funny
Louisville Courier-Journal – Humana Festival’s Elemeno Pea funny, touching
LA Theater Review – Elemeno Pea
The Charlotte Observer – ‘Elemeno Pea’ attacks the self-absorbed rich and gullible poor in equal measure
“when it comes to staging, the Curley-Clay sisters have designed one of the most splendid sets you’ll ever see off-Broadway” –Publishers Feature Service
“Elemeno Pea has everything in the right place” — ArtsATL.com
“In director Heidi Cline McKerley’s Horizon production, the roles are nicely played by Cynthia D. Barker (Simone) and Tiffany Porter (Devon), respectively. They set up the premise of the show with clever charm to spare, establishing a convincing bond and a natural rapport from the get-go” –AJC
Mundo Hispanico – A fun class comedy
Atlanta Theater Fans – Elemeno Pea review
How did Martha’s Vineyard get its name?
American Repertory Theatre – Interview with Elemeno Pea Playwright Molly Smith Metzler
LA Times – A rich writing life for Molly Smith Metzler
Huffington Post – Theater’s Audiences Are Mostly Female: Why Not The Roles?