Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose

"Under Rob Melrose's direction, this fairy tale for adults is an engrossing, spookily demented study of two teenage girls preoccupied with death, sex, and casting spells to summon a sexually abusive ghost."

-Gene Price

The San Francisco Bay Times

Photos by Rob Melrose

"From Cutting Ball comes the world premiere of a play so profane, so lubricious, and so fundamentally demented that it's easily one of the most satisfying theatrical evenings around."

-J. Baghdachi

The San Francisco Bay Guardian

THE VOMIT TALK OF GHOSTS
by Kevin Oakes
The Cutting Ball Theater

Rob Melrose, Artistic Director

July 11 - August 16, 2004

Directed by Rob Melrose
Set Design by Michael Locher
Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
Lighting Design by Rob Melrose
Original Music / Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers
Production Stage Management by Natasha Lynn Victorious


Cast
AmberElizabeth Bullard
ChloeJessa Santens
The DeadmanGarth Petal
ElliePaige Rogers
TomRichard Bolster
WatamboLasse Christiansen

"Cutting Ball Theater's The Vomit Talk of Ghosts,  which is packing them in at the Exit on Taylor, may be on the move. Vomit is an often intense, funny and provocative wrestle with mortality, spiritualism and a death wish wrapped in a disturbingly graphic and overheated depiction of the sexual yearnings of two 14-year-old girls.It's tough stuff -- and tender, confrontational, funny, nonlinear, ingeniously cryptic (pun intended) and at times opaque in Cutting Ball founder Rob Melrose's forceful staging on Michael Locher's wonderfully active attic bedroom set...The play is often as bracingly entertaining as it is perversely unsettling."  

-Robert Hurwitt

The San Francisco Chronicle

THE VOMIT TALK OF GHOSTS - THE CUTTING BALL THEATER