"Killing Kittens is a story of unlikely, yet lasting friendships; of loss and love and the need for emotional and physical human interaction.
A lonely gay man, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder; his best friend, who truly loves him and the hustler from upstairs in need of an escape from an abusive relationship come together on an unforgettable and touching New Year's Eve.
At its' core, Killing Kittens is a play about abuse; about people who abuse themselves; about people who abuse others; and about people who allow themselves to be abused.”
Note: The play contains strong adult content.
Killing Kittens requires a cast of three (2M,1F) and takes place on a single unit set.
Cast of Characters
Archer is a sweet, charming, attractive, gay man in his late thirties or early forties, who suffers from a borderline personality disorder. He is intelligent and a little on the reserved side. Although he does his best to suppress it, there is an air of sadness about him.
Aileen is Archer’s best friend. She is boisterous, outgoing and speaks with a slight southern accent.
Joshua Robinson (J.R.) is Archer’s uninhibited, good looking, upstairs neighbor. He is in his twenties and has an incredible body. Although he has been “Around the block,” he still manages to maintain a sweet, gentle disposition.
RADIO DISC JOCKEY, TIM and BRIAN
Off Stage Voices Can be pre-recorded or double cast.
"EVER THE SAME" BY STEVE ACHO
LOVE HURTS" BY ROD STEWART
In 2015, Killing Kittens received a staged reading by the La Strada Ensemble Theatre in New Jersey. It was featured as part of The Pride Month Rainbow Reading Series. It was directed by artistic director, A.J. Ciccotelli. It featured the following cast:
ARCHER - Thomas Ryan Ward
AILEEN - Lisa Siano
JOSHUA- Patrick Dean
OFF STAGE VOICES - W. Allen Wrede
In 2013, Killling Kittens received a full production at Theatre on the Square in Indianapolis, IN and ran from March 8-30th. Ron Spencer was the artistic director and the show was directed by Juli Inskeep and featured the following cast:
ARCHER - Thomas Turner
AILEEN- Shannon Samson
JOSHUA- Nick Heskett
OFF STAGE VOICES- John Fullam
In 2012, Killing Kittens received a closed door reading in Chicago, IL and featured the following cast:
ARCHER - Patrick Gannon
AILEEN- Amanda Besinger
JOSHUA - Colin Sphar
OFF STAGE VOICES - Aaron Page