Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Cuccioli & More in BIKEMAN, Now Playing at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Marc Agger and William Brown present Bikeman: A 9/11 Play by Thomas F. Flynn based on his acclaimed book. Opening night is February 18. Directed by Michael Bush, Bikeman plays at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street and features Robert Cuccioli, Irungu Mutu, Angela Pierce,Elizabeth Ramos, and Richard Topol. For information, go to www.Bikeman911.com. Check out a first look at the production below!
Bikeman is a recounting of one man's experience of that unforgettable day and chronicles the morning of September 11, 2001 through the eyes of a veteran journalist reporting live from the shadows of the Twin Towers.Tom, an award-winning writer and producer for The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, was outside his Greenwich Village home when the first plane flew directly over his head. Tom immediately called into the news desk to tell them he was headed downtown. He jumped on his bicycle and began his ride to the towers. His harrowing story recounts his transition from reporter to participant as he battles for survival at the fall of the south tower, ultimately coming to terms with the events of the day.
"Bikeman brings compassion, humanity and understanding to the memory of 9/11 in a compelling one-hour play," 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice M. Greenwald said. "We are grateful to the producers for finding a way to make this performance even more meaningful by supporting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum."
Flynn's story has garnered critical praise with Diane Sawyer saying "Tom has the news writer's talent for sharp, vivid detail - carried on a tide of deep emotion. This is a new window onto a shattering time"; Meredith Vieira praising "Bikeman is one man's journey back to...that day and to the humanity that somehow emerged from the dust.."; and David Friend of Vanity Fair saying "Tom Flynn brings to his subject three invaluable attributes: the eye of a seasoned journalist, the soul of a poet, and his stunning, firsthand experience of that horrific day."
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Bikeman: A 9/11 Playis currently playing at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street (1 block west from Chambers Street subway station, A/C/2/3 train). Opening night is set for February 18 at 7:00 pm. Bikeman will play a varied performance schedule. Please check the site, www.Bikeman911.com for exact performance dates. Tickets are priced at $39 to $79 and may be purchased by calling 212-220-1460, online at www.Bikeman911.com, or in person at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center box office. Group Tickets (10+) are $20 off tickets priced $59 and above and are available by calling at 212-220-1460. Please visit the website at www.Bikeman911.com or call 212-220-1460 for additional information.
Photos by Carol Rosegg