THE STORY: Lou needs a kidney. Yesterday. His daughter Raina’s got one to spare, but she’s also got issues. (Plenty of these.) Like, how come the son of a bitch had sex with so many women who weren’t her mother? Time leaps backward, forward, and sideways, secrets get aired and truths revealed in this lively, unpredictable comedy that asks what we owe our parents and our children.
UNDER THE SKIN, Michael Hollinger’s touching…play about what it means to have and to give, is a gem of a play that is a gift in itself.” —BroadStreetReview.com. “UNDER THE SKIN…holds a number of surprises. …Dealing with complicated familial relationships, expectations and estrangements, as well as the emotional and practical aspects of organ donation, this is a family drama that manages to also be really funny. …the levity [is] both welcome and important… [a] thought-provoking, comedic show…”
—DCMetroTheaterArts.com. “What UNDER THE SKIN does magically is explore the way that we build up expectations of our parents and our children in ways that are unrealistic and, in fact, downright harmful. It’s a wonderful play, a story that hits home to just about every living, breathing human on earth.” —Philadelphia Weekly.