The Flea Theater's spookiest serialized play is now a full-length musical. The Management (MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel, Cut by Crystal Skillman) team up with The Bushwick Starr to bring The House of Von Macramé to gory, glamorous life. Performances run January 23 - February 9, Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm. Preview performance: Tuesday, January 22nd at 8pm.
Britt is a small town girl who unwittingly becomes a muse to eccentric fashion designer, Edsel Von Macramé, and becomes tormented by psychic visions of grisly occult murders within the industry. As more and more models disappear at the hands of The Lipstick Killer and as Von Mac works on his radical new line, Britt and fashion journalist Rosemary Crawley team up to search for the horrific truth. What's behind this string of murdered models? And what glamorous terrors await them within The House of Von Macramé?
A pop horror fashion show, The House of Von Macramé is a celebration of stylish European horror films from the 60s and 70s, an extravaganza of design and spectacle, and an exploration of iconoclasts. Blood is the new black. Hail satin!
The House of Von Macramé is written by Joshua Conkel (MilkMilkLemonade) with music and lyrics by Matt Marks (The Little Death Vol. I). Directed by Nick Leavens.
The cast features Crystal Arnette, Tara Bruno*, Aimee Cucchiaro*, Chris Gwyn, Georgia Haege, Megan Hill*, Jonathan Hooks, Felicia Hudson*, David Mitsch*, Frank Paiva, Paul Pecorino*, Vanessa Pereda, Rochelle Smith*, and James Wells. *Appear courtesy of AEA
The creative team is Joshua Conkel (playwright), Matt Mark (lyrics/composer), Nick Leavens (director), Sarita Lou (choreographer/movement), Eileen Casterline (dramaturg), Tristan Raines (costume design), Waldo Warsaw (special effects design), Carl Wiemann (lighting design), John Cottle (set design), Daniel Melnick (sound design), and Niki Armato (production stage manager).
The Bushwick Starr theater is located at 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 $18.00 at vonmac.brownpapertickets.com. More info at: www.thebushwickstarr.org.
The Management produces fun, bold, and unpretentious new work that explores contemporary American life through humor, movement and grand design on a limited budget. The Management premiered Joshua Conkel's MilkMilkLemonade in 2009, which has gone on to nearly 40 productions worldwide and garnered nearly as many awards. The Management also commissioned and produced Cut by Crystal Skillman, a play exploring reality television that opened its doors to a sold out run, critical appraise and a beautiful published script by Samuel French. For more info, visit www.managementtheatercompany.com.
MilkMilkLemonade: Best Ensemble of 2009 (NY Post), Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009 (NY Press)
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin Theater, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.