Dialogue with Three Chords' SHIPYARD SOULS & A COMPASS ROSE Begins Performances Tonight
Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off the New Year with short plays where characters search for love and inspiration. The three brand new works revisit characters introduced in previous D3C performances, but also function as stand-alone pieces. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto these plays are the first of four collections of original work that will complete "Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose," a full-length play presented in installments which began last August. The serialized works are presented as part of their residency at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street in Greenwich Village. The performance begins at 8pm tonight, Thursday, February 27. Admission is free, with a $3 suggested donation.
"Last season, I gradually introduced supernatural elements to the plays and laid the ground work for characters finding love," Gracia remarks while explaining his writing process for this new group of plays in the ongoing narrative of 'Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose'. In what he feels serves as "the midpoint of the story," Gracia further explained that this fourth installment of work was "the best place" to bring previous themes of love and the supernatural "to the forefront and establish the relationships and central mythology that will drive the rest of the season."
"All Things Being Equal, The Worst Is Bound To Happen" continues the journey of four unlikely friends traveling to San Francisco in the early 1970's for various and deeply personal reasons. "The First City Named For A Boy" takes us to Brooklyn in the roaring twenties. The setting is a familiar bar, peopled with gods and monsters both. "Odd Bits Of Wisdom" finds us in that same bar in the mid 1940's as two friends try their hands at magic to determine their next step.
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"All Things Being Equal, The Worst Is Bound To Happen," "The First City Named For A Boy" and "Odd Bits Of Wisdom" feature the acting talents of: Lisa Jill Anderson, Jessica Bathurst, Larry Greenbush, John Harlacher, Anton Koval, Kendra Leigh Landon, Tim McCann, Ridley Parson, Ian Poake, Sean Mellott, and Steve Weinblatt.