Review: Friends Get More Than They Gambled on in Audio Drama "Penny Slots"
Penny Slots Written and directed by Kim Hlavac Presented by the Open-Door Playhouse Premieres May 26, 2021, after which it is available permanently on www.opendoorplayhouse.org Image from opendoorplayhouse.com In the first verse of "Fly Me to the Moon," part of which plays to open Kim Hlavac's new short audio play Penny Slots , the speaker expresses a desire to experience new places, and for New Yorkers like Penny Slots ' Helen (Goreti da Silva), moving to Florida might indeed seem like relocating to Jupiter or Mars. Helen seems to be the most recent transplant among the trio of friends and former NYC residents. Early in the play, Helen's friends Kay (Carol Goldman) and Marie (Marla Cotovsky) chat about a man they know who gave up a rent-controlled apartment to decamp to L.A., a juxtaposition to their own move that also highlights that while you can take the New Yorker out of the City, you can't take the obsession with rent prices out of the New Yorker. A plan