A quirky tale about a smooth-talking Tyrannosaur is an homage to late night creature films.
February 15, 2018: The Dreamscape Theater is presenting the NYC premiere of PETE REX , a quirky tale by Alexander V. Thompson, about a smooth-talking Tyrannosaur named Nero. Directed by Brad Raimondo the play, billed as “part comedy, part absurdism, part horror,” focuses on Pete a small town, Midwestern guy, played by Greg Carere, and his obsessions with dinosaurs.
The press release states that, “Despite the unnatural presence of a vicious, yet smooth-talking Tyrannosaur named Nero, PETE REX is a wholly human story about depression and the choices a young man makes in a fruitless attempt to remain insulated from the fragility of life. But those very choices lead him directly into the jaws of mortal danger for himself, for his loved ones, and for the world around him. An homage to late night creature features, PETE REX is…. all dinosaur.”
The cast features Greg Carere as Pete, Rosie Sowa as his girlfriend Julie, and Simon Winheld, in dual roles, as Pete’s nemesis Nero and as his best friend Bo.
Set and costume design by Caitlin Cisek; Lighting design by Remy M. Leelike; and Sound design by Megan Culley.
PETE REX began performances on Thursday, February 8, 2018 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 3. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.5959.org
Photography: Barry Gordin