Axis Theatre Company will remount Randy Sharp's critically lauded Last Man Club, having previously cancelled the final performance of the world premiere, on October 28, 2012, due to superstorm Sandy. The early closing was an eerie and ironic conclusion to a play about weather-related tragedy.
Last Man Club will run at Axis Theatre (One Sheridan Square in the West Village) March 7-30 (see schedule above). Critics are welcome as of Friday, March 8 for an official opening on Monday, March 11.
Last Man Club is about one of the desolate families who stayed. With no one else around for a hundred miles, Major's busted family lives in a one room dugout as he tries to reconcile himself to the fact that his own kin has taken the money and run. Out of the biggest storm in the history of the Dust Bowl-200 miles wide, 15,000 feet high-come two desperate men promising a way out. Their visit is a welcome break in the grinding routine of storm/quiet/storm/quiet that Wishful Hi, Saromybride and Uncle Pogord have endured under Major's iron, heartbroken hand. But did his brother really get out and away? Who are these people? Where'd that money come from? Will the machine work? Are there lights in the sky?
The themes at the heart of Last Man Club are mirrored in today's reality-an America in which severe drought plagues the heartland, superstorms wreak havoc and apocalyptic thinking has become commonplace.