Written By Halley Feiffer
Directed By Kip Fagan
Left to their own devices by their alcoholic mother, Ada and Sam cultivate an insular world into which they soon draw a third wheel – a pockmarked, limping wallflower named Dorrie. In the years spanning childhood to young adulthood, these three troubled girls learn to lean on each other completely, finding ways to fill each other up and to tear each other down. But when a horrible accident turns their reality upside down, they find they must decide whether they will continue to foster their familiar, codependent cycle, or whether they will break free, with or without each other's aid.
Scenic Design Andromache Chalfant
Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau
Costume Design Jessica Pabst
Props Amanda Perry
Sound Design Daniel Kluger
"Feiffer is building a reputation for fearlessness, and it’s on full display here.” —The New York Times. “Great stuff.” —Time Out New York.
“If you’re gonna go weird, you have to commit to it. Thank God for the warped creative mind of playwright/actress Halley Feiffer, who harnesses the weird to full, gory effect in HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, an uproarious and deeply unsettling…dark comedy. This one embraces the weird and manages to make the audience squirm in gleeful horror.” —TheaterMania.com.
HALLEY FEIFFER (Playwright) is a writer and actress. Full-length plays include How To Make Friends and then Kill Them (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, directed by Kip Fagan), Sidney and Laura, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City and Valerie Sweet. Her plays have been developed by Second Stage Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth Theater Company, the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and elsewhere. She is currently working on commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, MTC / Sloan and Jen Hoguet Productions. She co-wrote and starred in the 2013 film He’s Way More Famous Than You and the upcoming webseries “What’s Your Emergency,” both directed by Michael Urie. She won the Theatre World Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of The House of Blue Leaves and was recently seen in the revival of Jon Robin Baitz’ The Substance of Fire at Second Stage, directed by Trip Cullman. She is thrilled to be back at the Atlantic, where she appeared last fall in Ethan Coen’s Women or Nothing, directed by David Cromer. She currently writes for the upcoming Starz series “The One Percent.”