Shelby Company to Bring REAL DEAD GHOSTS to 2014 FRIGID Festival, Begin. 2/21

Shelby Company to Bring REAL DEAD GHOSTS to 2014 FRIGID Festival, Begin. 2/21

Shelby Company has announced the world premiere of Real Dead Ghosts at the 2014 FRIGID New York Festival. Graham and Amber are a young married couple who promise to spend their anniversary in a secluded cabin away from work, friends and other distractions. But disappointments, secrets and regrets bubble to the surface when they're haunted by past choices and future responsibilities. A modern day ghost story. Unfinished business kind of shit.

Real Dead Ghosts will play at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) as part of the FRIGID New York Festival on Friday, February 21st at 10:15pm; Monday, February 24th at 8:40pm; Saturday, March 1st at 10:00pm; Wednesday, March 5th at 7:05pm; and Saturday, March 8th at 5:15pm.

Real Dead Ghosts is written by award-winning playwright Jonathan A. Goldberg (Sousepaw) and directed by Courtney Ulrich (White Hot). The cast features Lara Hillier (EXIT/ENTRANCE) and Nathaniel Kent (Trevor). The design team includes April Bartlett (scenic) and Deanna Frieman (costumes). It is produced by Shelby Company.

Jonathan A. Goldberg (playwright) has had work seen at HERE, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, The Public Theater and many other venues. His play The Jew and the Demon won the Rita and Burton Prize for Theater. His short work was featured at Ephemerama at the Magnet Theater and he won the Israel Baron Award for How to Shoot a Bull Moose. He's had plays developed by the Inkwell in Washington DC and won the 2013 In Process Short Play Festival at Hudson Valley Shakespeare. His play Sousepaw has received critical acclaim around the country. He is a contributor to #serials at The Flea. He won the 2012 L Magazine short fiction contest and has an MFA in playwrighting from NYU Tisch.

Courtney Ulrich (director) is a New York-based Director. Recent credits include Tommy Smith's White Hot and #serials at The Flea Theater where she is a Resident Director. In New York, she has worked with New Dramatists, Target Margin Theater, The Foundry Theatre, Rising Circle Rep, The Culture Project and Powerhouse/NYSAF at Vassar College, in LA with Cornerstone Theater Company, and in DC with Sojourn Theatre Company and Arena Stage.

Photo by Hannah MacDonald

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