NY Neo-Futurists Announce Cast Change For THE COMPLETE...EUGENE O’NEILL
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by BWW News Desk
The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF Eugene O'Neill, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS, adapted and directed by Christopher Loar. THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF Eugene O'Neill, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS begins performances on Thursday, September 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 1. Press Opening is Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM. Performances take place at The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and The Bowery). The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, with an added performance on Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM for press opening.
The regular ticket price is $18 ($12 for students with a valid student ID). For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.nynf.org.
Once confined only to heated discussions amongst doctoral students, the New York Neo-Futurists unleash O'Neill's stage directions from their dissertation prison, transforming O'Neill's eloquent yet obsessive and often controlling stage directions into rip-roaring physical comedy (running under 100 minutes).
Now a Broadway mainstay, Eugene O'Neill was once considered an experimental, downtown playwright. His plays defied the melodramatic conventions of the day and much of his work premiered with The Provincetown Players on MacDougall Street. The New York Neo-Futurists return O'Neill to his experimental roots with THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF Eugene O'Neill, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS. This first in a series chronicles O'Neill's early stage directions (1913 - 1917), and include two of his "sea plays" (including Bound East for Cardiff) as well as more obscure early works such as his first play, the one-act A Wife for a Life, as well as his cynical comedy The Movie Man.
THE COMPLETE & CONDENSED STAGE DIRECTIONS OF Eugene O'Neill, VOLUME 1: EARLY PLAYS/LOST PLAYS features Daniel Burnam, Brendan Donaldson, Cara Francis, Connor Kalista, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Erica Livingston and Lauren Sharpe.
The design team includes Cara Francis (set and props), Christine Cullen (lights) and Christopher Loar (sound). The production stage manager is Christine Cullen.
Christopher Loar (adapter/director) is an ensemble member of New York Neo-Futurists, writing, performing, directing and designing plays for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind since 2009. Other recent work includes performing in Reid Farrington's Gin & It (PS 122 / Wexner Center / Under The Radar) and the upcoming Dickens: The Unparalleled Necromancer (Abrons Arts Center). He has also performed and presented work at such places as The Ohio Theater, Incubator Arts Project (and the former Ontological-Hysteric), New York Theater Workshop, The Public Theater, The Bushwick Starr, The New York Clown Theater Festival, The Chocolate Factory, The Brick, FringeNYC, Emerging Artists Theater, 3LD, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and Chashama.