Poster art by Alfred Schatz

Poster art by Alfred Schatz

Derek Ahonen’s very funny, original, and refreshing play seems closer to real life than a lot of what’s on stage today.
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Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter has a lot of heart and Ahonen has some fascinating things to say about love, conventional and unconventional, and fame.
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Derek Ahonen’s directing and writing makes Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter one of the strongest pieces the group has produced.
Directed with precision and wit by Ahonen, the show serves up its surreal black comedy with accomplished naturalistic acting from a dynamite four-person cast. This is a “Daughter” to make her parents proud.

Official Trailer
Video by Cadillac Films

Bring Us The Head
of Your Daughter

Written and Directed by Derek Ahonen

March 31 - April 24, 2011
Performance Space 122

Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome years of alcoholism and self-doubt to remain loving partners. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of cannibalism, their Gramercy Park apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings relentlessly with bigoted threats, Contessa’s long-lost brother mysteriously reappears, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal makes a grand entrance. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter is a biting examination of an unconventional family and the outermost limits of familial love.


Mara Lileas | Anna Stromberg | Jordan Tisdale and Sarah Roy


Stage Manager: Lauren Jane Brown | Set Designer: Alfred Schatz | Lighting Design: Jeremy Duncan Pape | Sound Design: Brian Lazarus | Costume Design: Ricky Lang | Assistant Director: Christopher Wharton | Crew Master: Sean Bauer | Spiritual Adviser: Larry Cobra

The original production was directed by David Levy-Horton with the following cast: Dejsha Driggs Hall | Duane Chivon Ferguson | Jennifer Fouche and Helena Lee.

Photos by Larry Cobra