THE STORY: CONTROL FREAKS. Sister Willard (a troubled woman who struggles with three personalities: Sister, Spaghetti and Pinkie) returns from jury duty to discover her brother, Carl, has married Betty. Carl and Betty have big plans to open up Furniture World. All they need is Sister’s signature on the papers, and the building will be theirs. Paul, the owner of the building, is invited over to sign the papers and have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Sister decides to “set her cap” for Paul because she wants Carl to see that “she can get a man.” Betty doesn’t like this plan because she is secretly and very sexually involved with the seductive Paul. Murder, mayhem and memories unfold as these four desperate characters vie for ultimate control.
“Nothing in the previous work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley quite prepares one for the stunning singularity and depth that permeates her latest work, CONTROL FREAKS.” —LA Village Voice.