Des Moines

New York Premiere

Des Moines
By Denis Johnson
Directed by Arin Arbus
November 29, 2022 – January 1, 2023

In a seedy apartment on the edge of Des Moines, an unlikely assortment of people come together for an impromptu party that takes them, by the evening’s end, on a dam bursting ride down a stream-of-consciousness deluge. Downing depth chargers and singing karaoke, they struggle with the strange and unholy trinity of life, death, and sex in this work filled with dark humor and mystery. “What I write about,” Johnson observed, “Is the dilemma of living in a fallen world and asking why it is like this if there’s supposed to be a God.”

CAST

Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, Heather Alicia Simms

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