Feathers & Teeth
Written by Charise Castro Smith

Directed by: Kyle Barnette

'[In] Feathers & Teeth, you feel both the softness of love and the bite of its loss. …fresh, gutsy and disturbing.” —Chicago Tribune


This December What If? Productions continues its nontraditional holiday production reputation with the regional premiere of  of Charise Castro Smith's subversive oddity Feathers & Teeth

Home-sweet-home turns into a haunted house for thirteen-year-old Chris when Carol—her father’s new fiancée—moves in. Struggling with the recent death of her mother, Chris is convinced Carol is evil, but she just can’t persuade Dad. When a mysterious, potentially dangerous but kind of cute creature is found in the family’s backyard, Chris assumes it’s a sign from above to eliminate Carol once and for all. This imaginative, bone-chilling, and wildly funny play brings the notion of dysfunctional family drama to sensationally scary heights.

'Feathers & Teeth is three things: a send-up of classic family sitcoms such as The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch…an innovative addition to the horror genre, and a disturbing metaphorical plunge into the scary mind of a teenager who may or may not be on her way to becoming a psychopath…The over-the-top bloodshed is hilarious…[until] you’re whiplashed back into the realization that growing up—for all its sitcom-worthy absurdities—can also be genuinely horrifying.” —TheaterMania.com

Production cast & crew:
Director: Kyle Barnette (Cabaret, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, The House of Yes)
Asst. Director: Grace Benigni
Production Manager: Caroline Tweedy
Costumes: Charleston Costume Design & Rental
Set Design: Carrie Ferrelli

Chris: Lila Clark
Carol: Liz Duren
Albert: Rob Duren
Hugo: Boris Pekar


Show Dates: 
Dec. 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at 7:30pm // Dec. 10 & 17 at 6:00pm
at 84 1/2 Society Street

Tickets: $22 - Adult / $20 - Senior / $15 - Student/Military