THE DISAPPEARING MAN Extends Through 1/26 at Cloud City
After a sold-out opening weekend, The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is extending their production of THE DISAPPEARING MAN at Cloud City, with additional performances at 3pm on Saturday, January 25, and 2pm and 7pm on Sunday, January 26. THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music, and lyrics by Jahn Sood, and directed and choreographed by Shakina Nayfack, 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.
THE DISAPPEARING MAN was originally conceived while Sood was on tour with the band Ezra Furman & the Harpoons and was subsequently workshopped in 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 last year's Joe's Pub concert and this Musical Theatre Factory showcase. The design team includes Robert Brown (lights), Adam Rigg (sets), and Dianna Frieman (costumes), with Cait Weisensee stage managing.
Remaining performances are January 23-25 at 8pm, January 25 at 3pm, and January 26 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Photo by Nicki Ishamel