David R Gammons

Nepenthe Poster

On a cold winter night, somewhere in America, the lives of 17 people collide as they plunge into a dark, indifferent city: the scheming wife of a Senator, a hapless lover, a mother searching for her child, a bellhop with a mysterious hatbox, a sociopathic cab driver, a woman dressed in purple who may or may not travel through time, a brother and a sister confronting their grief, a self-absorbed starlet, an ordinary woman with butterfly wings. They all have one thing in common: The Hotel Nepenthe.

Nominated for SIX 2012 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards: Best Ensemble, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, Best New Play, Best Production of a Play, and Best Director of a Drama.

Nominated for SIX 2011 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards: Best Actor (John Kuntz); Best Actor (Daniel Berger Jones); Best Actress (Marianna Bassham); Best Ensemble; Best Direction of a Play; Best Production of a Play

Nominated for FOUR 2011 Elliot Norton Awards: Outstanding Ensemble; Outstanding Actress (Marianna Bassham); Outstanding New Script; and Outstanding Director.

Winner of TWO 2011 Elliot Norton Awrds: Oustanding New Play (John Kuntz) and Outstanding Ensemble (Marianna Bassham, Daniel Berger Jones, John Kuntz, and Georgia Lyman).

Winner of TWO 2012 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards: Best New Play (John Kuntz) and Best Lighting Design (Jeff Adelberg).


The Hotel Nepenthe

World Premiere
By John Kuntz

Actors’ Shakespeare Project
The Storefront on Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA
February 25 – March 13, 2011

Photos: David R. Gammons