This Fall, Goodly Rotten Apple Productions presents The Water Children by Wendy MacLeod. This 1997 serio-comedy about abortion is updated to 2012 and will be revived Off-Off Broadway at Theatre 54.
Goodly Rotten Apple Productions is founded by AEA actress Mary McGloin and playwright John Hamilton and is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
The Water Children by Wendy MacLeod is The company’s first NYC production, though John and Mary have both produced before in San Francisco and Chicago. The show will be directed by J. Paul Nicholas, who just returned from directing Yellowman at Henley Street Theatre in Richmond, VA and participated in the Lincoln Center's Directors Lab this July. Costume Designer is Summer Lee Jack, Sound Designer is Kevin Brouder, Technical Director is Jim Langan, and Weta VFX Lighting Technical Director Jason Galeon designed the graphic. Additional graphic work is by Andrew Sumpter and our logo is by Naphtali Rodriguez.
Cast: Katherine Barron, Tom Frank*, Molly Garber*, Carson Lee*, Mary McGloin*, Jennifer Terrell* Ramón Olmos Torres and Taylor Valentine*.
*Member, Actors Equity Association, an Equity Approved Showcase
In this dark comedy, Megan is a pro-choice actress walking the line between ingénue and mom. When she loses a big role to the next hot young thing, her agent convinces her to take a well-paid commercial- for a pro-life organization. In spite of her beliefs, she can't afford to say no. To her surprise, she finds herself falling for Randall, the pro-life organization's charismatic leader. Along the way she gets conflicting advice from her quirky gay roommate, her Catholic mom, her flamboyant hairdresser, her unborn son, and her cat. Things turn upside down when Randall's militant group takes a crazy turn and Megan's pregnancy test turns up positive. What will Megan do? The choice is hers...for the time being.
THEATRE 54 @ Shetler Studios is locate dat 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10019 (between Broadway and 8th Ave) 1 to 50th N, Q, R to 57th - 7th B, D, E to 7th Ave (@53rd). The show plays previews tonight, Sept 26-28 and opens on Saturday, Sept 29 at 8 p.m., running through Oct 13, 2012.
Abortion is a hot button topic, and it’s a wonder more plays don’t tackle the issue. The Water Children by Wendy MacLeod was originally produced in Playwrights Horizons experimental space in 1997. The show got rave reviews that didn't run until closing weekend; leaving interested audience members wanting tickets to find the show had already closed. For this production, permission from the playwright has been granted to update the references and set the show in 2012. The play is still very relevant to today's political discussion. With women's rights under attack almost daily by dueling political parties, it is hoped that mounting this production in NYC right before election time will charge discussion around women's reproductive health concerns.
Cost: Tickets are $18 adults, $15 students and seniors HERE. Ticketing Services by SmartTix also by calling 212-868-4444.
Goodly Rotten Apple Productions- “a place for artists to collaborate and do what we're meant to do- follow our higher calling. Art.” Goodly Rotten Apple Productions is founded by AEA actress Mary McGloin and playwright John Hamilton and is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. For more information about The company, visit www.goodlyrottenappleproductions.com.
(Note: This production is open for review beginning opening night on Sept 28th or for the second preview night on Sept 27th.)