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Teeth

Mon, Mar 18
7:00 pm Q&A

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Followed by a post-screening Q&A with the film’s writer and director Mitchell Lichtenstein

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein Run Time: 94 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2007

Starring: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

Presented with Playwrights Horizons

Dawn (Jess Weixler) is an active member of her high-school chastity club but, when she meets Tobey (Hale Appleman), nature takes its course, and the pair answer the call. They suddenly learn she is a living example of the vagina dentata myth, when the encounter takes a grisly turn.

Also joining the Q&A will be award-winning writers Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop) and Anna K. Jacobs (POP!) — the minds behind TEETH’s musical comedy adaptation, which premieres Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this month. Discover the genesis of the original TEETH and learn about its bloody journey to the stage in a colorful conversation moderated by horror journalist Ricky J. Duarte.

About Mitchell Lichtenstein
Mitchell Lichtenstein is a filmmaker, producer and actor. In addition to the cult classic film Teeth, he wrote and directed Angelica, Happy Tears, and the short Resurrection. He is currently developing his dark comedy play Storiented. mlichtenstein.com

About Michael R. Jackson
Michael R. Jackson is one of Time Magazine‘s 100 most influential people of 2022. His Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) received 11 Tony nominations in 2022, and was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” as well as a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies” by Ben Brantley for The New York Times.

About Anna K. Jacobs
Anna K. Jacobs is a Jonathan Larson and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award-winning composer, lyricist, and book writer. In addition to Teeth, her stage musicals include POP! (Yale Rep, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Studio Theatre, etc.; book/lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman), Anytown (George Street Playhouse; book by Jim Jack), Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre; book/lyrics by Bill Nelson), Echo (Musical Theatre Factory), and Stella and the Moon Man (Sydney Theatre Company/Theatre of Image; play by Richard Tulloch, co-composed with Adrian Kelly).

About Ricky J. Duarte
Ricky J. Duarte is a contributing writer for Rue Morgue Magazine, the host of Rick or Treat Horrorcast, and an actor/singer. He specializes in covering horror stage productions and has worked with such Broadway shows as The Shark is Broken and Grey House (at which he moderated a post-show discussion with the audience). www.RickOrTreat.com

About Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons is a writer’s theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, and to the production of innovative new work. In a city rich with cultural offerings, Playwrights Horizons’ 52-year-old mission is unique; we have distinguished ourselves by a steadfast commitment to centering and advancing the voice of the playwright. It’s a mission that is always timely, and one that’s necessary in the ongoing evolution of theater in this country.

Learn more about Playwrights Horizons. Learn more about TEETH at Playwrights Horizons.

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