MTF to Present THE DISAPPEARING MAN, 1/17-25

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) presents a showcase production of THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music, and lyrics by Jahn Sood. This production follows a sold-out concert at Joe's Pub and a standing-room-only development reading in the spring of 2013. THE DISAPPEARING MAN takes place backstage at a small-time travelling circus in 1936. When the headliner is offered another job, the motley troupe must decide whether to adapt to the change or fight to keep the family together.

The production stars Mike Longo (Hair national tour) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair national tour), with Jason SweetTooth Williams (Bloodsong of Love), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), Luke Wygodny (American Idiot national tour), Katie Melby, Andrew Lynch (Blue Man Group), Lizzie Hagstedt (Southern Comfort), and Jeremy Yaddaw.

Arrive a half hour before the show to see special guest circus performers, Rachael Shane (an aerialist), Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians (1/17-24 only), Nelson Lugo the Charming Trickster (1/17 only), Tanya Salomon (a magician, 1/18 only), Becca Bernarda (a clown, 1/19 only), Jeff Seal (a clown, 1/20 only), Matthew Holtzclaw (a magician, 1/23 only), Baker the Fakir (a magician, 1/24 only), Amazing Amy (a contortion dancer, 1/25 only), Rose Hips and Ships (1/25 only), and a closing night party featuring banjo wielding busker extraordinaire: Morgan O'Kane (1/25 10pm).

THE DISAPPEARING MAN was originally conceived while Sood was on tour with the band Ezra Furman & the Harpoons and was subsequently workshoppedin Cambridge, MA with a director and cast from the ART's Inst. for Adv. Theater Training. In 2013, Sood began a new phase of development with director Shakina Nayfack and music director Brian Cavanagh-Strong, the team behind this Musical Theatre Factory showcase.

Performances are January 17-19, 23-25 at 8pm, and January 20 & 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and are available at Brown Paper Tickets (

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