The Pimp in New York

Origin Theatre Company is proud to present ourThird annualMondays of May Reading Series at NYU Glucksman Ireland HouseBeginning Monday May 14th, 21st and 28th 2007 at 7.30pm

Origin Theatre Company invites you to hear three evenings of dynamic new playwrights from Ireland and Wales.

On May 14th we kick off our reading series with The Pimp, direct from Wales and written by Dic Edwards, it tells the story of Baudelaire, a young dandy who’s just inherited a fortune, he meets Jeanne Duval an actress/whore he’s admired voyeuristically. He wants her, so they make a contract in which he agrees to finance her life.

The Baudelaire family solicitor discovers that Baudelaire is having an affair with, as far as he’s concerned, a “nigger” – and subjects his inheritance to a court order thus leaving Baudelaire in virtual poverty unable to fulfill his bargain with Jeanne. Baudelaire is thrown into a lifetime of despair with serious consequences for his writing.

The Pimp will be directed by David Sullivan.

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[ORIGIN Theatre Company, founded in 2002 by George C. Heslin, is a not-for-profit cross-cultural theatre company dedicated to the cultivation, development, and interpretation of new and emerging European playwrights by offering New York audiences American premieres of their work.]

Read reviews of The Pimp in London