“Director Joan Kane’s painterly style capitalizes on the script’s imagistic qualities, particularly in the macabre finale.”
- Show Business Magazine, March 24th, 2011 review of Play Nice!

“Director Joan Kane does very good job of introducing this twisted reality and keeping it cohesive.”
- Off Broadway Reviews Blog, March 16th, 2011 review of Play Nice!

Past Shows
Play Nice!
by Robin Rice Lichtig
directed by Joan Kane
Ego Actus presented the Off-Broadway production of Play Nice! by Robin Rice Lichtig at the 59e59 Theaters, 59 East 59th St, NYC in March 2011. It was directed by Joan Kane.
Cast
Laura Hankin
Andrew Broussard
Lauren Roth
Debby Brand
Crew
Jason Simms
Set Designer
Cat Fisher
Costume Designer
Bruce A! Kraemer
Lighting Designer
Ryan Kilcourse
Sound Designer
Caitlin Lyons
Stage Manager
Julia Baltz
Audition Reader
Vanessa Verduga
Audition Reader
Sky Kraemer
Audition Assistant
West Kraemer
Electrician
Daniel Stern
Carpenter
Reviewed in
NewYorkTheaterGuide.com
BackStage.com
TheaterMania.com
CurtainUp.com
OffBroadwayBlogSpot.com
ShowBusiness.com
BeaconPass.com
Listed in the Off Broadway listings in:
The New York Times
New Yorker magazine
Time Out New York
The Village Voice
BroadwayWorld.com
CurtainUp.com
NewYorkCool.com
NewYorkTheater.com
NewYorkTheatreGuide.com
TheaterMania.com
Scenes from "Play Nice!"
Photos by Richard Tremine
The Diamond siblings use the only resources they have, the dramatic role-play of their imaginations, to cope with the abusive Dragon Queen - their mother. Play Nice! is a mystery in which Isabel, Luce and Matilda embark on a journey within themselves to discover who poisoned her. Inspired by Jean Genet's The Maids.
The Play Nice! set was built at the Village Light Opera Group's Dewar Center.
Auditions and rehearsals at 36th St Studios.