Peter Parnell’s 2015 play Dada Woof Papa Hot is a funny and unexpectedly moving look at bougie parents in New York City. Three couples – two gay, one straight – navigate love, adultery, and the changing sexual dynamics of middle-aged parents. Elder statesman Terry Shea is particularly good as Alan, a frustrated writer convinced his three-year old prefers her other dad (Kevin Broccoli). It’s one of those wealthy Manhattan plays in the grand tradition of Six Degrees of Separation, the sort of comedy where parents namedrop elite preschools and you sit there in the audience mentally calculating what other things you could do with the hundreds of thousands of dollars these guys are planning to spend.
pictured: Jay Are Adams, Kevin Broccoli, Terry Shea, and Melanie Stone. photo: Dave Cantelli