JULIANA at The Duplex is taking the Spring to revamp our performance series, but here’s a fun new way to get your JULIANA fix:
Come to a reading of JULIANA at Bluestockings the Radical Bookstore! Tuesday, March 31st from 7pm-8pm.
Bluestockings Book Store
172 Allen Street, NY, NY
If you know the story this is an excellent way to find out what happened in episodes you may have missed before the last chapter is performed June 14, 7pm at the Duplex.
We really hope to see you there at the onset of an exciting new series of novels.
There will be an interpreter for the deaf.
Click the link below to RSVP.
I hope to see you there!
We’ll never know exactly how ancient Greek audiences experienced plays like Euripides’ The Bacchae 2,500 years ago.
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New York’s avant-garde Faux-Real Theatre specializes in staging the classics of Greek theatre with an immersive abandon that closely approximates how these plays were first experienced thousands of years ago.
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It’s here – THE BACCHAE opens TONIGHT at 7:30pm at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club on e4th St.
Preparing for this show has been such an eyeopening experience… Each rehearsal challenged me to push myself mentally and physically to really inhabit the world of the Bacchae. I had been looking for a show where I could get weird and have fun – lord Bromius, did I find it! I’m so excited to share this slice of experimental theatre mixed with traditional Greek performance.
Come swoon, spit and slay with your favorite Bacchants!
The Greek God Dionysus demanded ecstatic revels of his worshippers, and Faux-Real’s Bacchae won’t let him down. Filled with music, dancing, masks and breaches of nearly every description, Faux-Real’s avant-garde spectacle, is, in effect, a very loyal rendition of the 5th century BC tragedy by Euripides. A feast for the senses, “The Bacchae” is raucous and metaphysical, challenging and celebratory… a communal party that ends with the ruler of Thebes getting really shredded.
Directed by Faux-Real Artistic Director Mark Greenfield, “The Bacchae” features masks by Lynda White, musical direction by Tony Naumovski, and costumes by Irina Gets, set design by John Milano, and lighting design by Alejandro Fajardo. Performances at La MaMa, 74A East 4th Street, are from Thursday March 3 at 7:30pm through Sunday March 20 at 2pm, with an opening scheduled for Sunday March 6 at 2pm.
In “The Bacchae,” the celebrated, gender-bending and mercurial party god Dionysus cavorts with his ecstatic followers, the girl-group known as The Bacchae, only to be challenged by the villainous secularist Pentheus. Overflowing with worship of all kinds (drunken goat dances anyone?) some will recognize the earliest glimmers of liberation theology… others may smell the first whiff of religious fundamentalism, and the end of the party. What, the party’s over????
Founded in 1994, Faux-Real has distinguished itself by staging immersive, boundary-breaking shows in a variety of unlikely, yet highly accessible theatres and locations. Its visceral approach to Greek theatre is fueled by the knowledge that 2400 years ago these plays were performed in competitions, and had to be highly entertaining as well as enlightening in order to win. In Faux-Real shows performers and audiences join forces to embark on a sensory roller-coaster ride that pushes beyond the boundaries of the rational mind.
The show’s gender-fluid, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational cast of 19 includes: PJ Adzima, Andrew Bryce, Zora Iman Crews, Zelda Gay, Jeremy X. Halpern, Joy Kelly, Isabelle Kenet, Isi Laborde, Jy Murphy, Tony Naumovski, Emma Orme, Madeline Adelle Phillips, Fiona Robberson, Aaron Scott, Dorian Shorts, Sarah Traisman, Henry Walker, Annie-Sage Whitehurst. Performances in the First Floor Theatre (a total of 12) are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $18, $13 for students and seniors. (Running time is 75 minutes.) For tickets and information call 646/430-5374, or visit www.lamama.org….