The Bushwick Starr and Nellie Tinder are set to present the world premiere of Evelyn. Written and directed by Julia May Jonas and developed at the Starr, Evelyn is the next offering by up-and-coming company, Nellie Tinder. An operatic fever-dream delivered by a chorus of some of downtown's smartest new female talent, Evelyn is an idiosyncratic mash-up: a haunting yet humorously parodic love letter to things past, unfolding like Girl-Interrupted-meets-Ken Russell's The-Devils for secular thirty-somethings.
The women of Pennsylvania are making good progress - with talk therapy, group therapy, dance therapy and their strange, secret visits to the surrounding druid wood. But when a luminous film star is committed to their mysterious facility, her iridescence threatens the fragile strands of sanity the women have left. A stranger-comes-to-town story, with a live-score composed by Jon Lundbom and performed by the cast, Evelyn uses Nellie Tinder's unique stylization of movement, music and text to explore the relationship of reality to artifice, even in the most dramatic of situations.
Evelyn is written and directed by Julia May Jonas and co-produced by Andrew Dinwiddie and Regina Vorria; Composed by Jon Lundbom; Choreographed by Jenny Marytai Lui; Production design by Ryan Holsopple (of 31 Down); Costumes by Normandy Sherwood of NTUSA; Dramaturgy by Jess Barbagallo; Featuring Kate Benson*, Nikki Calonge, Lisa Clair, Zoe Geltman, Hannah Heller, Lucy Kaminsky, Kate Schroeder, Jocelyn Kuritsky, and Richard Saudek. Stage Managed by Jennifer Ainsworth. * Actors Appear Courtesy of Actor's Equity.
Preview Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8pm
Performances February 21 - March 10, Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm
The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wycoff]
Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right.
For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS
Tickets are $15.00 at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213385
More info at: www.thebushwickstarr.org
About Nellie Tinder:
Nellie Tinder has presented theater and solo performance shows at venues throughout New York including the Ontological Hysteric Theater Incubator, University Settlement, Dixon Place, The Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, Tonic, La Mama E.T.C. and P.S. 122 (with Terra Nova). NT regularly appears at the Catch! Series, curated by Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson. As the artistic director of Nellie Tinder, Julia May Jonas has held residencies at The Bushwick Starr, Chashama and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and has had her writing published in the Brooklyn Review. She is currently pursuing her MFA in playwriting at Columbia University under the tutelage of Charles Mee and Kelly Stuart; she is the recipient of the Thea Fellowship and the Liberace Scholarship.