Tin Lily Productions, a Brooklyn based company dedicated to the production of socially relevant theatre, is producing 'Woyzeck' or 'The Endless Cycle,' a new adaptation and composition by William Lewis and Charlie Biscotto based on the original text by Georg Buchner. Performances will be held at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City and are scheduled to run form November 7th through November 18th, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with Matinee performances Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 5 PM. The Secret Theatre is located at 4402 23rd Street, a short walk from Court Square or Queensboro Plaza between 44th Road and 44th Avenue. 7, E, M & G trains to Courthouse/23rd St. N, W & R trains to Queensboro Plaza. The production will include extensive video projection and an original score.
The new adaptation will be directed by William Lewis and will feature actors Tim Cusack in the title role, and Annie Harper Branson of Tin Lily Productions. Additional performances by Tom Abrams, Laura Aristovulos, Jeff Drushal, Daigoro Hirahata, Jared Miller, Jonathan Harper Schlieman, Jillian Stevens, and Benjamin Watson. The production will also feature video design by Anthony Nero and Daigoro Hirahata and original music by Jason Bell. Designers include Candace Lawrence and William Lewis. Dramaturgy by Giselle Garcia.
Buchner's timeless play explores the brutal breakdown of one man, the soldier Franz Christian Woyzeck, at the hands of those around him. As they gradually wall him up over the course of the performance, he struggles to free himself from the punishing restraints of his society. Through the use of video and a physically charged staging, this new adaptation, by director William Lewis and writer Charlie Biscotto, suggests that his disintegration is part of an "endless cycle" of past, present and future-one from which we can only escape if we come together as a community to face the painful truths it exposes.
Tickets are available at SmartTix www.smarttix.com, or by calling SmartTix at 212.868.4444. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tin Lily is a socially charged, physically generous live performance company. We believe theatre exists to broaden views, spark conversation and overall be a moving experience. Our production scope is focused on rarely produced, new and original works that are staged in unconventional spaces. We wish to engage the New York community by providing unique performances in atypical environments that utilize a diversity of artistic mediums to instigate socially charged conversation. For more information, visit www.tinlily.org.
The Secret Theatre is a custom built theatre and rehearsal rooms facility in the heart of LIC's artist's quarter. Resident Company The Queens Players and visiting NY theatre companies can comfortably seat 99 people and the space has a flexibility which allows us to produce shows either as thrust, proscenium, transverse or other styles of theatre. We have hosted theatre, musicals, dance, music, opera, film, video, classes, rehearsals, art openings, parties, film festivals and more. We produce both in house, co-produce and accept rental submissions. For more information, visit www.secrettheatre.com.
William Lewis (Director/Co-Writer/Production Designer) has worked as an independent film and theatre director/producer in NYC, Los Angeles and regionally over the past decade. Directing credits include, Sight Unseen (Donald Marguiles) at ArtWorks, Beautiful Bodies at the Attic Theatre, both in Los Angeles. The Dumbwaiter (Harold Pinter) and the new plays Gutter Rat and Ante Meridiem at Theatre Studio Inc. in NYC, A Doll's House (Ibsen), and All in the Timing (David Ives) at the Roxy Regional Theatre in TN and Runaways (Elizabeth Swados) at the Waterside Theatre in NC. He has trained with Siti Company and Double Edge Theatre and has been a member of the Attic Theatre Company in Los Angeles, First Look Theatre Company at NYU's Dept. of Dramatic Writing where he collaborated with David West Read, leading to the first staged reading of Read's Dream of the Burning Boy which had an extended run at Roundabout Underground last year. Will has a BFA in Performance from the University of Memphis and a MA in Theatre from CUNY-Hunter College.