Writer/director D'Arcy Drollinger (Scalpel!. Project Lohan) returns to La Mama E.T.C., along side composer Christopher Winslow, with their brand new sci-fi musical comedy thriller, Mr. Irresistible, March 28 - April 7, 2013. La Mama E.T.C., First Floor Theatre 74 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY. Performances run Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm. For tickets, call 212.475.7710 or visit www.LaMaMa.org. $18 General, $13 Seniors.
Described as "The Terminator meets Ugly Betty", Mr. Irresistible includes Cindy Goldfield (Scalpel!, Project Lohan) as Eileen Morchinsky, Ryan Clardy plays Mr. Irresistible, with Leanne Borgehsi, Stephen DiBlasi, Jacquelyn Graham, Mara Jill Herman, Nicholas Park, Molly Pope, and Clayton Dean Smith.
Based on Aesop's fable The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Mr. Irresistible tells the story of Eileen Morchinsky, a lonely secretary lost in the shuffle of corporate America, the butt of water cooler jokes and living alone in a mouse-infested five-floor walkup, who spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion. It is then that Eileen decides to stop reading her romance novels and begin living one. When the exterminator, Joey, shows up to wrangle the rodents in her apartment, she mistakes him for her mail-order groom and a tender relationship is born. But the couple's newfound bliss short-circuits when the real Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible finally arrives. Joey is no match for the seemingly perfect specimen of manhood and quickly finds himself single again, while Eileen finds herself in the arms of the man she's always dreamed of. Her Mr. Irresistible comes fully equipped to make her fantasies come true...the good and the bad.
Choreography by John Paollillo, fight direction Ben Kahre, music direction by Seth Weinstein, lighting design by Wilburn Bonnell, sound design by sound productions, production stage manager Jana Llynn and award winning producer Trent Armand Kendall/Onemoe Music.
The show runs March 28th - April 7th, 2013, THURS, FRI, SAT evenings @ 7:30pm, SUN matinees @ 2:30pm at La Mama E.T.C., First Floor Theatre, 74 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY. For more about the production, visit www.MrIrresistibleMusical.com.
Pictured: Cindy Goldfield and Julius Lumsden. Photo by Kent Taylor.