Boomerang to Kick Off 2014 with Works by Shelley McPherson and Larry Kunofsky, 1/12

Boomerang to Kick Off 2014 with Works by Shelley McPherson and Larry Kunofsky, 1/12

The Boomerang Theatre Company will kick off 2014 with readings of works in development by Shelley McPherson and Larry Kunofsky on Sunday, January 12th. Admission is free. Check out www.boomerangtheatre.org for more information.

In EXIT ZERO by Shelley McPherson, Chantelle--an African-American "shoobie" (tourist) --becomes a summer tenant in the run-down, South Jersey Shore home of Tim, a young tatted-up father, and his conservative grandparents, upsetting the status quo. Ric Sechrest will direct the reading.

VAN GOGH AMONG THE HIPSTERS by Larry Kunofsky imagines Vincent Van Gogh, an unknown 19th century painter, setting out to make it in the big world as a major artist, and winding up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2013. Hoping to set up an arts colony among the bohemians and demimonde there, he encounters... nothing but a bunch of hipsters! Will Vincent be okay in the twenty-first century? Will we treat him any better than they did when/where he came from? Or will we just look him up on Wikipedia, realize he's kind of a big deal, buy him an absinthe, break his heart, and then just forget all about him? Perhaps in order to understand our past, we have to look in the mirror today. Boomerang Artistic Director Tim Errickson directs, with Steven Boyer starring as Vincent.

Both readings take place at ART/NY (520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd floor) in the Bruce Mitchell Room on Sunday January 12th. EXIT ZERO kicks off the day at 3pm, followed by VAN GOGH AMONG THE HIPSTERS at 7pm. Admission is free, with a $5 suggested donation. For reservations for either readings, please email tickets@boomerangtheatre.org.

The Boomerang Theatre Company is an award-winning Off-Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City. Boomerang annually produces a season composed of three programs: free outdoor Shakespeare productions in parks throughout NYC; an indoor repertory series of new, classic and neglected plays; and FIRST FLIGHT, a new play development festival of workshops and readings.

In the past fifteen years, the Boomerang Theatre Company has produced 55 full productions, including eight world premieres, eight New York City premieres and reinvented producing in repertory for small theatres. In 2008, the company was the recipient of the Caffe Cino Fellowship from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for consistent production of outstanding work. Boomerang has been awarded two New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Burning the Old Man by Kelly McAllister (out of six nominations), a 2002 OOBR Award for The Misanthrope by Moliere, and was selected as a September 2005 recipient of The STAR Initiative from WNYC radio. The company also presented the United States premiere of Irvine ("Trainspotting") Welsh's You'll Have Had Your Hole in the NYC International Fringe Festival. Three new plays produced by Boomerang have been published in annual Plays and Playwrights anthologies.




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