By McFeely Sam Goodman
Directed by Sarah Hughes
Columbia University, February 2015
With Laurena Allan, Eliza Bent, Alex Borinsky, Lindsay Hockaday, Eleanor Hutchins, Lucy Kaminsky, Mike Mikos, Ming Peiffer, Stephanie Regina, Sam West and Sam Breslin Wright
A woman appears on a TV show to talk about a recent UFO sighting. The show’s other guest is a boy whose experience at the craft services table will change his life forever. What follows is Special Cheese, a play about parents and children, space bunnies, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mid-90s comedy filmography, and the nature of evil.
Lighting Designer Alejandro Fajardo
Sound Designer Eva von Schweinitz
Costume Designer Julie Fields
Assistant Director & Stage Manager Diane Chen
Technical Assistance Garrett Rollins
Producer Rachel Karpf Reidy
Graphic Designer Amy Claborn
Special Cheese was presented in a workshop showing at the Schapiro Theater at Columbia University in February 2015. Previously, excerpts were presented at CATCH 64 at the Invisible Dog Art Center in November 2014 and at Hearth Gods at Jimmy’s No. 42 in July 2014. For these excerpts the role of the Woman was played by Kate Benson.
All photos by Kelly Stuart.