Wide Eyed Productions premieres over-the-top road trip comedy by Dan Kitrosser.
November 7 - December 6 at TGB Theatre

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Wide Eyed Productions will present the world premiere of DEAD SPECIAL CRABS, a comedy by Dan Kitrosser. Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann, previews begin November 7 at TBG Theatre. Opening night is slated for Friday, November 14.

In DEAD SPECIAL CRABS, Aunt Missy has the perfect present for her niece’s wedding: a brand new tan Corolla.  But given her chronic foot condition, her nephew Loomer has to drive it down I-95 from Maine to Florida.  And thus ensues this madcap road trip with serial killers, cults, emo poets, first-time homosexuals and noir private detectives. And crabs. It’s going to be the trip of a lifetime, provided you make it out alive.

DEAD SPECIAL CRABS features Greg Carere (The Downtown Loop at 3LD), Samantha Cooper (Goliath at Culture Project), Ellen David (Outstanding ActressNew York Innovative Theater Award winner for To Nineveh by Bekah Brunstetter), Andrew Harriss, Nic Marrone, Amy Lee Pearsall (Picture Ourselves in Latvia), Lee Seymour (Triassic Parq), and Aurea Tomeski. The production team includes Cate DiGirolamo (PM/lighting design), Elivia Bovenzi (costumes), J. Alexander Diaz (sound) and Rosie Kolbo (PSM).

Dan Kitrosser's plays and musicals have appeared at DR2, P.S. 122, Urban Stages, 45 Bleecker, The Ohio Theatre, Brooklyn Lyceum and American Place Theatre. His children's musical, Night of the Butterfly, had an extended Off-Broadway run. He was the recipient of the 2010 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant for his musical The Legend of Ichabod Crane. Kitrosser's play Be Here Now won the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival and was a finalist in Stephen Sondheim's National Playwriting Competition. He also collaborated with Desiree Burch on her solo comedy Tar Baby. His adaptation of the national bestselling novel We the Animals by Justin Torres was selected for the 2014 Sundance screenwriters lab. Kitrosser is a part of the Terra Nova Collective’s 2014-15 Groundbreakers playwriting group. He teaches playwriting to teens and tweens at Writopia Lab and recently earned his MFA in playwriting at the New School for Drama, where he was the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Fellow.

Kristin Skye Hoffmann's directing credits include Animals by Sam Byron (Winner, Outstanding Direction at The New York International Fringe Festival 2012), Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp (NSD, Pam MacKinnon Advisor), Le Pond by Dan Kitrosser, The ‘You Knows’ Know by Derek Ahonen, The Accommodation by Paul Cohen, The Old Forever New Things by Dan Kitrosser and Plays for the Sunni Triangle and In Sheeps’ Clothing by Jerrod Bogard.  For Wide Eyed Productions she has directed Outstanding by Bekah Brunstetter, Being Late by Judith Goudsmit, My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer by Brian Watkins, The Return of Toodles von Flooz by Lisa Ferber, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman, Much Ado About Nothing, The Trojan Women and The Medea. Her short film, Isolation written by Matt Herzfeld is an official selection of the Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival.  Hoffmann received an MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions. For more info visit:

Since its inception in 2007, Wide Eyed Productions brings brave, bold and culturally relevant new texts to production. With a core ensemble of emerging theatre artists, the company is dedicated to leaving audiences wide eyed. Past productions include Animals by Sam Byron, Jack and the Soy Beanstalk and Noah's Arkansas by Jerrod Bogard, A World Elsewhere! Arias in the Key of Clown by Ben Newman, and A Devil Inside by David Lindsay-Abaire. They have produced plays at venues including The Kraine, Players Theater, Wings, Richmond Shepard Theater, East 13th Street Theater, and Cherry Lane Theater. For more info, visit

DEAD SPECIAL CRABS runs November 7 - December 6, Thursday - Saturday at 7pm and Nov 10, 11, 12 & 23 at 7pm. (Please note: No performances Nov. 13 or Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 24-De.c 3.) TGB Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues –and is accessible from the 1, 2, 3, A, C & E trains at 34th Street. Tickets are $18, available at 800-411-8881 or