JDTLab Staged Reading: I MARRIED THE ICEPICK KILLER, A New Play by Carol Muske-Dukes

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937



“The play is a living kind of poem.” –Hilton Als

Starring Caroline Kinsolving, Amanda Kristin Nichols, Lydia Franco-Hodges, Kate Mueth, and Josh Gladstone

I MARRIED THE ICEPICK KILLER is a darkly humorous psychological drama about a marriage between an actor and a poet. Playwright (& poet) Carol Muske-Dukes, has written what she calls a “tragi/com,” a funny heartbreaker. In a piece published in The New York Times Magazine in March of 2000, just months before her husband (the actor David Dukes) died suddenly, she compared being married to an actor to “living with someone who keeps getting kidnapped. And longs to be kidnapped.” Her look at constantly-disrupted life of an actor’s spouse is part satiric chronicle, part magic realism – as the wife who becomes a widow refuses to believe in her husband’s death. Death (for an actor) appears to be simply one more opportunity to play the role of escape artist and to provide strange inspiration for a poet’s imagination.

FREE Admission

The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; GuildHall.org.

Dine at The 1770 House before the JDTLab and enjoy a special $27.00 two-course, prix fixe dinner by providing the code JDTLab!

Sponsored in part by Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley, and Suffolk County.