THE RIME to Play United Solo Festival, 9/22
THE RIME, a captivating one man theatricalization of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem, featuring Gabriel Portuondo, World Premiere, Monday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival.
A spellbinding ballad written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge during the Romantic era and published in 1798 comes to life in Gabriel Portuondo's gripping and energized solo performance - a supernatural tale of redemption. Gabriel has been crafting this epic tale through four years of workshops and this will be THE RIME's World Premiere.
THE RIME's poetry is filled with mesmerizing imagery; spirits, zombies, sea monsters, angels and light. The beautiful Albatross, a symbol of good luck to sailors, is shot by the Mariner with his crossbow and in a tormented rage, his shipmates hang the great sea bird around the Mariner's neck, as a heavy burden of his guilt. This prompts the wrath of spirits and a visit by Death and a companion on a skeletal hull of a ship who engage in a deadly game of dice for the souls at sea.
The Mariner's miraculous journey continues through fear, darkness, desperation, sorrow, understanding, forgiveness, love, joy, penance and enlightenment - an epic experience and cherished tale of redemption.
2014 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its 5th anniversary season and its dynamic expansion in scope and popularity. Over 130 shows from six continents are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at Theatre Row box office, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as well as over the phone at 212.239.6200 and online at telecharge.com. More details can be found at www.unitedsolo.org.