The 19th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival presents the New York premiere of Miss Lilly Gets Boned by Bekah Brunstetter
, starring Jessica Dickey
(Wit on Broadway, The Amish Project) and Liz Wisan
(Other Desert Cities), along with Brian Belcinski
(My Base and Scurvy Heart), Adam Blodgett (The Cotillion), Sanam Erfani (Cats Don't Grin), Aaron McDaniel (Aquila's Macbeth), David Rose
nblatt (The Play About My Dad) and Chris Thorn
(Guthrie's Henry V). The play, directed by David F. Chapman
, opens tonight, July 18 and continues through July 21, 2012. Check out photos from the production below!
Miss Lilly, a Sunday school teacher, has been waiting patiently for God to drop a man in her lap. When a new student – a young South African boy whose mother was killed by an elephant – disturbs the harmony of her classroom and his father disturbs the harmony of her heart, Miss Lilly is forced to re-examine her own sense of faith and self. A story of classroom hymns, the rumble of raging elephants and answered prayers.
Studio 42 produces "unproducible" plays. David F. Chapman
is a director, writer, solo performer and teaching artist whose work has been seen in New York, Chicago, London and Vietnam. Bekah Brunstetter
's plays have been seen at Naked Angels
, Ars Nova
, Steppenwolf, Williamstown, the Atlantic Theater and Finborough Theater.
The New Ohio strengthens, nurtures and promotes a community of independent theatre artists and theatre companies by curating and presenting new work in New York City. With its Ice Factory summer festival the New Ohio offers emerging and established companies a prime forum in which to develop their work. Ice Factory prides itself on maintaining extraordinary aesthetic diversity along with an unequaled standard for intelligent, imaginative theater. Previous Ice Factory shows have gone on to Off-Broadway, the Joyce, P.S. 122, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and the Walker Art Center, among others.
The two-time Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has a twenty-plus-year history producing and presenting the most exciting, sophisticated, irreverent and boundary-busting downtown theatre. From their new home in New York's West Village, they fulfill a distinctive need in the theater community, presenting works and supporting artists who challenge the mechanics of traditional narrative to create theatre that is both deeply humane and utterly fresh.
The Ice Factory Festival takes place at the New Ohio Theatre's new West Village space at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2012 opened on June 27 and continues through August 4. Visit www.NewOhioTheatre.org
for tickets, scheduling and further information.