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Lockdown Theatre: Hey, Is Dee Dee Home?

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The Knack are kicking off our very first Lockdown Theatre with a 6-part sit-com for the stage!

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Hey, Is Dee Dee Home is the story of a young couple, Chris and Debbie, and their roommate Dee Dee, who live together in an apartment building owned by the comparatively square Van Nesses in the lower-east side of New York City.

The trio (along with their friends Iggy and Lou) struggle to find mainstream success with their respective bands during the early days of the Punk Rock scene. It's like The Big Bang Theory meets The Young Ones!

The show will be streamed on Zoom starting Thursday 9 September at 7:30 and continue for the next six Thursday nights. The episode breakdown is as follows:

Thursday 9 September - PILOT

After kicking him out, Chris and Debbie have to convince Dee Dee to leave the luxury apartment of David Byrne of the Talking Heads and come back to live with them in order to throw a legendary party for their landlord. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday 16 September - DEE DEE’S NEW FRIEND

Debbie thinks Iggy and Lou are a bad influence on Dee Dee, but things go from bad to worse when he starts hanging around with David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam killer. Meanwhile, Iggy and Lou spend time with the Van Nesses. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday 23 September - DEE DEE DOUBLES DOWN

Dee Dee makes a date with a groupie on the same night he’s got a date with his ex, Vera. Iggy and Lou enlist David Byrne of the Talking Heads to help with their act in the CBGB talent competition. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday 30 September - SID AND NANCY: A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE

Dee Dee and the gang are shocked when their friend Sid kills his girlfriend Nancy. Dee Dee is concerned that Chris will kill Debbie. Solemnity ensues.

Thursday 7 October - THE FACTORY (HALLOWEEN EPISODE)

CBGB regulars start migrating to Warhol’s Factory in what appears to be an Invasion of the Body Snatchers style takeover. Dee Dee and Debbie think there’s a supernatural explanation, but it turns out Warhol is a cult leader-- or is he? Meanwhile, Van Ness believes that he has been laid a curse on by a tenant when in reality it’s Iggy and Lou fucking with him. Hilarity ensues.

Thursday 14 October - RUH-ROH!

David (Johansen) is up to some tomfoolery. Dee Dee thinks he’s in an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You. And an unexpected visitor arrives at the apartment. Hilarity ensues.

To be clear, this is a table-read type event. Really hard to do much else in quarantine.

Our aim with Lockdown Theatre is to bring the community together and do something fun online. Because of this, access to these events will be donation-based.

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The Knack is a theatre company that showcases work that is innovative and distinctive. It creates a space for emerging artists to learn, grow in their craft, and see their work come to life.

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