‘Dissociation’ premiering at Theatre Exile

A new play from 1ShotProductions tackles comedy, romance and the balance between dreams and intension.

Dissociation, written by Rueben Wade and directed by J. Paul Nicholas, is the newest offering from a pair of Theatre Exile Board Members and will include three performances during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Nicholas directs an all-star cast in Reuben Wade’s Dissociation. Keith Conallen and Robert DaPonte perform a character pried open to reveal an existential struggle. Niya Ebon and Heather Michele Lawler play women who meet and ask the question: are we the same person?

The show takes place on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street. 

Tickets are on sale at the Philadelphia Fringe. Admission is $20. https://phillyfringe.org/events/dissociation/. Early purchase is advised as seating for all three performances is limited to just 200.

Nicholas says Dissociation, “is at once widely universal and deeply personal. It examines the questions ‘Who am I? How many aspects of me are there and which of them is running the show? Is this life real or imagined, and how am I supposed to operate in it?’” 

Wade created the company 1ShotProductions to produce his work and promote the work of contributing artists. In the 2012 Fringe Festival he collaborated with Rare Books Department, Philadelphia Free Library in a presentation of a reading of Paint the American Eagle based on Charles Dickens, American Notes.