Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks New Milford's ADRIFT IN MACAO, Opening Tonight
Adrift in Macao is a hilarious musical spoof of classic film noir movies such as The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Notorious, and so many other moody melodramas of the 1940s and '50s. Everyone who comes to Macao, China in 1952 is waiting for something, and though none of them knows exactly what that is, they hang around to find out. The characters include your film noir standards, like Lureena, the curvaceous blonde, who luckily bumps into Rick Shaw, the cynical surf-and-turf casino owner her first night in town. Then along comes Mitch, the American who has just been framed for murder by the mysterious villain "Mister McGuffin." With songs and quips, puns and farcical shenanigans, this musical parody is bound to please audiences of all ages.
Besides Blake and Couture, the show's crew consists of co-producer Richard Pettibone, who designed lights, sound, and projections with Scott Wyshynski. Costume design is by Renee Purdy, and stage management is being handled by Kathy Bolster and Tony Saracino, with Maya Daley assisting.
Adrift In Macao made its New York premiere on January 23, 2007 at Primary Stages and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Music.
Adrift In Macao runs February 22,23 March 1,2 8,9,10 15,16 22,23. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on March 10. Tickets for all shows are $28 for reserved seating. On Thursday, February 21st, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.Photo Credit: Richard Pettibone