Home in Montana after a traumatic stint in the Israeli Army, Eben embarks on a byzantine cross-country road trip to give a presentation at the national headquarters of his mega-store employer, Valumart.
Trapped between his concerned best friend and the ardent admiration of a meth-addicted co-worker, Eben carries a flower, a suitcase and a secret.
Following their West-End transfer of In My Name, and their critically acclaimed production of Back of the Throat, Yaller Skunk return with another gripping World Premiere, I AM MONTANA by Samuel D. Hunter .
Press on I am Montana:
‘A meticulous production…a tight, gripping and stimulating piece’ WhatsOnStage ****
‘Sherri Kronfeld has directed a remarkable piece of theatre’ British Theatre Guide
‘A rare feat in British theatre today’ Plays International
‘When you live in something so oppressive, so horrible, so steeped in stupidity and shit – sometimes you have to do something ugly to make progress.’
Writer: Samuel D Hunter
Director: Sherri Kronfeld
Designer: Georgia Lowe
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: Damian Reynolds
Costume: Sarah Ferdinando
Asst. Director: Katie Lewis
Dramaturg: John M. Baker
Stage Manager: Adam Tripp
Samuel D. Hunter is a playwright from northern Idaho whose work has been presented across the US and abroad. He is currently a playwright-in-residence at the Juilliard School. Recently, Sam was awarded the 2008-2009 PONY (Playwrights of New York) Fellowship from the Lark Theater. He lives in New York with his partner, dramaturg John Baker.
Sherri Kronfeld is a New York-based director whose credits include premieres by Adam Rapp, Alice Tuan, Ken Urban and Tommy Smith, at venues such as Ensemble Studio Theater, The Flea Theater, HERE Arts Center, FringeNYC, chashama and Dixon Place. B.A. Theatre, Barnard/Columbia. Sherri is on staff at The Flea Theater and lives in Harlem.
Reviews for past Yaller Skunk Productions:
‘This production is sharply acted…it’s tightly scripted and there’s plenty of deft humour’
Time Out, Critics Choice (Back of the Throat)
‘Extremely well acted…the garrulous and later utterly broken Panthaki and the grimly watchful Watt are both so good. This marks Hevey and Stubbs out as talents worth watching’
Evening Standard, Critics Choice (In My Name)
‘Steven Hevey’s In My Name, a ticking, short-fused bomb of a drama acted with a bruising physicality rarely seen this side of an old Sam Shepard play…brave and exciting’
Ben Brantley, New York Times
‘The casting is uniformly inspired. All three actors have prodigious technical reserves, the production is deeply moving and deserves full houses’
Jeremy Malies, Plays International (Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me)