Straw Flower presented the world premier of The Do’s And Don’ts Of Time Travel at The Playground at the Adrienne in October 2008. The production was directed by John V. Bellomo and featured Kate Brennan, Jen Jaynes, Sarah Milici, and Amanda Schoonover.
Domestication of Women: A Housewares Party in Two Acts
Elaine's husband is gone and so
are her window treatments. She set fire to them before arriving at her
"friend" Julie's house for a night of home shopping, insults and award
winning cheese cake. It's a party destined for destruction, but
seething rage will have to wait. Lisa is introducing the hostess
specials, and the midnight blue candle set is guaranteed to reignite
long lost passion. Hope surfaces in suburbia, as five frazzled,
desperate and sexually repressed women will stop at nothing to get
their hands on the item of the week destined to change the course of
their unrealized lives. A comedy of unusual heights that celebrates the
fighting spirit of women trapped in consumer hell!
by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson (Philadelphia,
Straw Flower presented the world premier of The Domestication of Women: A Housewares Party in Two Acts at Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5 in March/April 2007. The production was directed by Jose Aviles and featured Vivian Appler, Gabrielle Corsaro, Sharon Geller, Krissy Johnson, and Hannah Tsapatoris.
Straw Flower presented a workshop production of Natural Flavors as part of the 2006 Philly Fringe Festival at Gallery Siano. The production featured Mark Jacobson and Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson.
Straw Flower presented a workshop production of Ice Breakers as part of the 2005 Philly Fringe Festival at Gallery Siano. The production featured Mark Jacobson and Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson and was directed by
Who Turned Off the Lights? is a comedic treatment of characters riding down the road to enlightenment blindfolded. It began as a spoof on the self-help movement, a comment on the steady stream of enlightened philosophies of living for sale. “As I explored Marsha Farley, a self-help guru and best selling author just inches away from her own nervous breakdown”, says Ruggiero, “I felt compelled to shift the focus to her audience.” The result is a montage of characters paying for relief from loneliness and indecision. It explores the phenomena of intelligent people shutting off instinct and giving themselves over to someone else’s proclaimed truth.
Who Turned Off the Lights? was first presented in the 2004 Philly Fringe Festival. It featured Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson, Alana Gerlach, and Nicole DeRosa and was directed by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson and Mark Jacobson. Straw Flower was later invited to present it at The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. The New York production featured Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson, Alana Gerlach, and Paige Rien and was directed by Mark Jacobson.