After making his New York debut with last year's parody SPIDERMANN as the infamous Radioactive Steve Winwood, Seattle writer and performer, Mark Siano returns to Manhattan with a new musical parody of romantic life in the too-much-information age. MODERN LUV, with music and lyrics by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey and book by Jeanne lee, will play April 19 through 21 at 8pm at IRT (Interborough Repertory Theater) 154 Christopher Street, 3B New York, NY 10014. The show is presented by Mark Siano, IRT, and The Triple Door.
In a world where texting, emailing, Facebooking, and “liking” have usurped traditional romance, two modern lovers go in search of something real. Through the internet, Mark Siano, who fancies himself Seattle's god of soft rock (dancing around in an 80s sparkletard), strikes up an unlikely long distance relationship with east-coast hard rocker Opal Peachey. Despite their obvious differences, technology helps them find they're not so different after all. Problem is, no one is who they pretend to be online.
After selling out Seattle's opulent Triple Door, Mark Siano and Opal Peachey will perform their new work after a short residency at IRT.
The cast are Mark Siano, Opal Peachey, Hillary Gault, Kimmie Durham, David Swidler, Madison Greenlund, Jeremy Adams and Troy Lund. The band features Kathy Moore (guitar, keys) and Troy Lund (drums). Choreography is by Hillary Gault while musical direction is by John Kranz and Kathy Moore. The producers are Mark Siano & Donna Stewart.
Tickets are $15 from Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 / http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/233133
Photo Credit: John Cornicello.