One Old Crow Productions will present a site-specific production of COWBOY MOUTH, the play born out of the actual relationship between America's most celebrated dramatist, Sam Shepard and the godmother of Punk, Patti Smith. This play with original music composed in collaboration with the cast and director will take place in a grungy space above the bar Lucky Cheng's in the Lower East Side and will incorporate elements from the streets of New York. One Old Crow invites the audience into Cavale's apartment, where she has been holed up with Slim. The production will be directed by Leah Benavides (The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide at The Tank; Member of the 2011 Lincoln Center Director Lab) and will feature Diana Beshara (The Love Letter You've Been Meaning to Write New York at 3LD) as Cavale and Geoffrey Pomeroy (Two Days 'til Dawn at the 2011 Planet Connections Festivity) as Slim.
Slim, a musician, is kidnapped and held hostage by the young Cavale, who dreams of making him the next rock n' roll savior. What follows is a hypnotic meditation on art, desire, music, the state of the world, the place of dreams, and "two big dreamers who came together but were destined to come to a sad end." (Patti Smith, 1974).
The production, presented by One Old Crow Productions will play a three-week engagement in an apartment above Lucky Cheng's (24 1st Avenue at 2nd Street) June 7-22; June 7 & 8, 11-14, & 20 & 21 at 8pm, Friday, June 15 & 22 at 8pm and 10pm, and Sunday, June 10 & 17 at 5pm. Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
ONE OLD CROW PRODUCTIONS is a new company dedicated to producing works across multiple mediums that highlight and celebrate an experimental nature and an explorative use of space and place. They are not interested so much in naturalism as realism; in exploring the reality and truth in situations that exist outside of daily life yet illuminate our existence. www.oneoldcrowproductions.com