Rx comes to Dreamcatcher fresh from its recent off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City, where The New York Times called the show “a winning combination of light satire and romance.” Written by Kate Fodor and directed by Dreamcatcher’s artistic director, Laura Ekstrand, this romantic comedy opens on Valentine’s Day.
In Rx, Meena is desperately unhappy at her publishing job so she enrolls in a drug trial for medicine designed to increase job satisfaction. Will the new drug provide a shortcut to happiness? Or will falling in love threaten to derail her journey to personal fulfillment?
Playwright Kate Fodor is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting. Her plays have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, San Jose Repertory Theatre, London’s Courtyard Theatre, and Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre Company, among others.
Staged February 13 to March 2, 2014
Jessica O’Hara-Baker & Dave Maulbeck in Rx
Cast & Creative Team
Director: Laura Ekstrand
Stage manager: Amy Hadam†
Assistant stage manager: Alex Schuetz
Lighting designer: Zach Pizza
Sound designer: Lindsay Jones
Sound engineer: Jeff Knapp
Costume designer: Laura Ekstrand
Dresser: Jane Brandt, Aja Weber
Playwright: Sharr White
* member of the Dreamcatcher ensemble
† member of the Actors' Equity
Noreen Farley plays Frances in Rx at Dreamcatcher Rep in Summit, NJ
Jason Szamreta & Dave Maulbeck share a moment in Rx at Dreamcatcher Rep
Janet Sales plays Allison in Rx at Dreamcatcher Rep in Summit, NJ
Jessica O’Hara-Baker leads the cast of Rx as Meena, a magazine editor