If mosquito females will give up their lives for their children, can’t a human woman do the same? Can a human woman become so intrusive on her man’s life-relationship that the best alternative is to swat her away? Can a man’s mind ever get out of his trapped-woman memory?
Hygienic Theaterwerks presents “The Mosquito,” a world premiere by regional playwright David Smith, exploring such universal questions at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut September 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 PM.
“The Mosquito” is the fifth world premiere by regional playwrights presented with the cooperation of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. None of these special events has actually been an “O’Neill” production, but the support of the O’Neill has been the core of Hygienic Theaterwerks availablity to regional audiences. Of the previous four productions, two are in final edit for publication, one has seen follow-on production, and one is in development of a national tour (multiple productions so far). And the third, “The King,” is in post production as a major feature film.
Playwright/Director of “The Mosquito,” David Smith, has been theatrically involved since 1968. This Mystic resident has studied at Carnegie Mellon University with Ted Danson in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and the University of Connecticut, acted at The Theater by the Sea, and performed throughout New England. Mr. Smith is an accomplished playwright whose work has been repeatedly recomended to Hygienic Theaterwerks. Hygienic Theaterwerks is proud to finally present his work.
Hygienic Theaterwerks is a fully professional, premiere-producing company working as a subset of Hygienic Art, Inc. incorporated in New London, CT. The goal of Hygienic Theaterwerks is to bring regional playwrights to the national stage both through additional productions and through providing the tools to the playwright for submission to national catalog representation.
“The Mosquito” stars Kelsey Shipley, Ted D’Agostino , and Tiffany Lee.
As the fifth production over the last four years, “The Mosquito” is the proof that regional playwrights and regional professional actors can make a major contribution to the development of the American stage.
Tickets for all three performances will be available at the door. Adult donation is $15. Student tickets (with ID) are a donation of $12. Curtain is 8:00 PM and it is asked that cell phones and other electronic devices be turned off before theater entry. Audience doors will open at 7:30 PM each night. Box office will open at 7:00 PM.