Superwolf will present the New York Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's TAKE HER TO SEE THE MACO LIGHTS, directed by Sherri Kronfeld and produced by Jamie Effros. Performances begin November 14 at The Invisible Dog Art Center.
Tobacco land, North Carolina: A boy with a guitar, trapped in time, lurks near the abandoned railway tracks, waiting for a glimpse of an infamous ghost train- the legend of the Maco Lights. 50 years earlier, the white son of a tobacco magnate woos Mattie, his father’s beautiful young black receptionist. A play about money and power, love and
ghosts, with music.
TAKE HER TO SEE THE MACO LIGHTS stars Sarah Stephens (Girls in Trouble) and Tommy Crawford (Heresy), both formerly members of the Bats at The Flea Theater. This site-responsive production features set by John McDermott, lighting by Ben Kato, sound by Brandon Wolcott, and special seating created by local artists that will serve as both
scenic elements and original art available for purchase after the show.
TAKE HER TO SEE THE MACO LIGHTS runs November 14 through November 18, Wednesday-Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 6pm. The Invisible Dog Art Center is located at 51 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Tickets are $15, available at 800-838-3006 or http://macolights.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Bekah Brunstetter's plays include Cutie and Bear (Upcoming, The Roundabout) A Long and Happy Life (Upcoming, Naked Angels), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova, Spring 2011; Collaboraction – Chicago) House of Home (Williamstown Theater Festival), Oohrah! (Atlantic Theater, 2009; Steppenwolf Garage – 2012), and Miss Lily Gets Boned (Finborough Theater 2010, Lark Playwrights Week 2009, Finborough Theater, June 2010). She is a New York New Voices Fellow through the Lark Play Development Center, member of The Primary Stages Writer’s Group, the Naked Radio writing team. She is an alumni of the Women’s Project
writer’s Lab, the Ars Nova Play Group, and the Playwright’s Realm. She was the Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theater, London, 2010-2011. She is a two-time Samuel French Short play festival winner, and two-time winner of the New York Innovative Theater Award for Best New Play. She is currently working on an EST Sloan commission, and writing for a new MTV series created by Craig Wright, Underemployed.
In addition to directing all of Superwolf’s shows, Sherri Kronfeld created and directed In The Face of, an event featuring the UK premieres of one-acts by Will Eno, Eric Meyer and Adam Rapp. She also directed the London premiere of I Am Montana by Sam Hunter at The
Arcola Theatre (off-West End). Sherri has directed premieres by Steven Hevey, Joel Horwood, Adam Rapp, Tommy Smith, Alice Tuan, Ken Urban, and others at The Flea, HERE, Dixon Place, FringeNYC, Bowery Poetry Club and chashama. She was assistant Director to John Gould Rubin (Rattlestick), Adam Rapp and Jim Simpson (The Flea).
Founded in 2010 by Jamie Effros (Producing Director) and Sherri Kronfeld (Artistic Director), Superwolf presents great new writing with live music in non-traditional settings that feel adventurous and exciting, allowing for intimate connections with the work. The company
has produced plays by Bekah Brunstetter, Jason Grote, Joel Horwood, Eric Meyer, among others, as well as workshops of plays by Samuel D. Hunter, Yussel El Guindi and Steven Hevey. The company was named ‘Producer Advocate’ by The Lark Play Development Center for Brunstetter’s current New York/ New Voices fellowship.