The Pumpkin Pie Show

Come sail the high seas with The Pumpkin Pie Show! An outbreak of norovirus quickly spreads through the passengers and crew onboard a luxury cruise-liner, including the captain, cutting short this sunny sojourn through the tropics. But before the ship can dock at the nearest port, tensions escalate amongst the frantic passengers. The foundation of civil society quickly deteriorates—dividing everyone onboard into two separate camps: those who are sick and those who aren’t. As the ship veers far off course and the number of ill passengers rises, one family must fight for their survival onboard this sun-and-blood drenched cruise into madness.

Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. Publications: rest area, miss corpus, and The Tribe trilogy?Homeroom Headhunters, Camp Cannibal, and Academic Assassins (Disney/Hyperion). Film: The Boy (with Craig Macneill), Late Bloomer (Sundance 2005) and Henley (Sundance 2012). Theatre: Commencement, Hostage Song (music/lyrics by Kyle Jarrow), and SCKBSTD (music/lyrics by Bruce Hornsby). Comics: The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Edge of Spider-Verse and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures. He is a writing instructor at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University. Visit him at


HANNA CHEEK has been a member of The Pumpkin Pie Show since 2001, performing in BoogetyBoo (USM),  Junta High (PS122), Hostage Song (The Kraine), Commencement (NY, US, & Canada), among many others.  With Waterwell (member since 2003) she?s divised and performed in:  The Persians?a comedy about war with five songs (Perry St. Theatre), Marco Millions (Theatre Row), The/King/Operetta(Barrow St.), #9  (59e59), and GOODBAR (Public Theatre?s Under the Radar festival.   Other NYC: Sovereign (with Gideon, The Secret Theatre),Happy Birthday (with TACT, the Beckett Theatre), Artifacts of Consequence (Wild Project).  Regional: Other Desert Cities (Hailey, Idaho).  TV:The West Wing, Titus, MTVs Undressed, Ugly Americans.  Described by TONY as a ?downtown superstar? Cheek was named one of Time Out New York's "Future Legends of NYC Theatre" in 2013.  


Abe Goldfarb studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic, and has worked with such companies as the Jean Cocteau Rep, Theatreworks USA and The Pumpkin Pie Show.  Favorite roles include Ben Franklin in We the People, the Frontman in Hostage Song, Pistol in Henry V, Arthur in In Public, Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, the Mascot in Junta High and Jaques in As You Like It.  He also emcees burlesque in NYC and nationwide under the pseudonym Bastard Keith.  You can catch him at the Slipper Room, Galapagos Art Space and innumerable other venues around NYC and beyond.


Katie Hartman is one half of the acclaimed NYC sketch comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe, The PIT, UCBT, NYC Fringe Fest, etc.) and co-creator/co-star of their web series "Made To Order" ( She can be seen on the popular web series' "High Maintenance," "Uninspired" and on the Webby-winning YouTube channel "Barely Political."  Katie improvises on Saturdays with PIT house team Big Black Car and recently performed in the Off-Broadway production of Flanagan?s Wake, an interactive, half-improvised play. 



Kyle Jarrow is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician. His work for theater includes A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award), Hostage Song (with Clay McLeod Chapman), Whisper House (with Duncan Sheik), Love Kills and Trigger. He wrote the screenplay for the film Armless, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the upcoming film Saint Janet. Currently he's writing television pilots for the FOX and USA networks. Kyle also plays in the rock band Sky-Pony -- you can catch them next at the Knitting Factory on November 13. More info on Kyle at


Brian Silliman is thrilled to return to The Pumpkin Pie Show. Recent credits include OverDark Water (NY IT Nomination for Best Lead Actor), Kill ShakespeareBreaking KayfabeThe Particulars (2012 NYC Fringe Award for Overall Excellence in Performance), H4, and Advance Man. He will next appear in Flux's production of Once Upon A Bride There Was A Forest. As a playwright his work includes Savior (Comic Book Theatre Festival), The Magic of Mrs. Crowling (published by Original Works) and many others. TV credits include Law and Order: SVUBoardwalk Empire, and the next season of Orange Is The New Black


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