Photo Flash: Godlight Theatre's THE PILO FAMILY CIRCUS at New Ohio Theatre
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by BWW News Desk
New Ohio Theatre presents the World Premiere of Godlight Theatre Company's The Pilo Family Circus, the sold-out hit of the 2012 Ice Factory Festival. The Pilo Family Circus is based on the novel by Will Elliott, adapted by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Joe Tantalo. The show runs now through February 23, 2013 in a limited engagement at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews began January 31 for a February 6 opening. BroadwayWorld has new photos from the production below!
The Pilo Family Circus is recruiting and whether he likes it or not, Jamie is auditioning. He never dreamed of running away to join the circus, but you just don't say no to a troupe of exuberantly sadistic clowns out headhunting. Darkly funny and gleefully macabre, The Pilo Family Circus follows Jamie's furious descent into the nightmare world of a centuries-old carnival where amid the acrobats, clowns, dwarves, freaks and fortune tellers, you may lose more than just your way. Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ - the most vicious clown of them all. And JJ wants Jamie dead...
The cast includes Nick Paglino, Chris Cipriano, Dre Davis, Brett Glass, Lawrence Jansen, Gregory Konow, Craig Peterson, Michael Shimkin, Jenny Stulberg, Michael Tranzilli and Jarrod Zayas. The creative team includes Drama Desk nominee Maruti Evans (Set and Lighting Design), Orli Nativ (Costume Design), Ien DeNio (Sound Design), Rick Sordelet (Fight Choreography), Michael Blackmon & Maiysha Cade (Choreography), Brendan Tay & The Puppet Kitchen (Masks) and Meagan Miller-McKeever (Stage Manager).
Godlight Theatre Company, founded in 1994 by Artistic Director Joe Tantalo, is an award winning and critically acclaimed company and the winner of the 2010 Special Drama Desk Award for consistent originality and excellence in dramatizing modern literature, and especially for the vibrant theatricality of Godlight Theatre Company's innovative productions. GTC's mission is to commission novels from the 20th and 21st centuries and produce world première adaptations in new, unexpected ways. GTC was a 2010 NYTheatre.com Person of the Year. The Pilo Family Circus received funding and developmental support from the Drama League Director's Project's New Directors/New Works Program. For more info visit www.godlightnyc.org.
The two-time Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has a twenty-plus-year history producing and presenting the most exciting, sophisticated, irreverent and boundary-busting downtown theatre. From their new home in New York's West Village, they fulfill a distinctive need in the theater community, presenting works and supporting artists who challenge the mechanics of traditional narrative to create theatre that is both deeply humane and utterly fresh.Performances are Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 3pm, with additional shows on Sunday 2/3 at 2pm and 7pm. There is no performance on Saturday 2/2 at 3pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at www.NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444. The show is not appropriate for kids 12 and under. The running time is 90 minutes.
Photo Credit: Sean Dooley