Warehouse of Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DEATH OF THOMAS EDISON at FringeNYC, 8/8-14
Warehouse of Theatre presents the world premiere of THE DEATH OF THOMAS EDISON, a new play by Lee Smith, with direction by Katherine Hammond as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Warehouse of Theatre is a collective which devotes its energy to passionately creating a conversation, juxtaposing cinematic imagery and poetic language.
THE DEATH OF THOMAS EDISON is a haunting tale of love, jealousy, and the inexplicable human desire to create.
The play lyrically explores a shattered man whose philosophical leanings crash headlong against sophomoric humor. Sumptuous media and a vivid soundscape envelop a world watched over by the Tenor who fingers his glass harp, the Woman with the Handbag who guards the secrets of the Universe, Edison, and his companion, Ratbag - who may, or may not, be yet another creator.
The production features the music of indie band, DJP & MrT. and Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre. Performing are Rob Wilson (Edison), a Chicago actor and member of BLACKOUT, an improv group which performs at Second City, The Annoyance and IO; Emel Ertugrul (The Woman with the Handbag) and Edwin Castillo (Ratbag), members of CORE Theatre Ensemble, an international touring theatre company based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia; and, Brian Nedvin (The Tenor), who has appeared in leading roles around the world including the New York City Opera, Washington Opera, BonnStadtOper, and DortmundOper.
THE DEATH OF THOMAS EDISON will run at FringeNYC VENUE #2, the Flamboyán Theatre )at the Clemente, as a part of The New York International Fringe Festival.
Friday, August 8 @ 2:45pm
Saturday, August 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 10 @ 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 13 @ 3:00pm
Thursday, August 14 @ 5:30pm
Tickets can be purchased online at www.FringeNYC.org beginning July 18.
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues across Manhattan.