Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway

The Amoralists, celebrating their 5th anniversary season, present the World Premiere of Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter, written and directed by Derek Ahonen. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter runs Off-Broadway from March 31 - April 24, 2011 in a limited engagement at Performance Space 122's 9th Space theater, located at 150 1st Avenue (at East 9th Street) in New York City. Opening Night was April 2 and BroadwayWorld was there!

Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm, Mondays at 7:30pm, with two additional Saturday matinee performances on April 9 and 16 at 3pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased online at http://www.PS122.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets for Saturday matinee performances on April 9 and 16 at 3pm are $10. Running time is 95 minutes with no intermission. Train access via the L to 1st Ave, F to 2nd Ave, N, R to 8th St, or 6 to Astor Place. For more information visit http://www.TheAmoralists.com.

Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome years of alcoholism and self-doubt to remain loving partners. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of cannibalism, their Gramercy Park apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings relentlessly with bigoted threats, Contessa's long-lost brother mysteriously reappears, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal makes a grand entrance. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter is a biting examination of an unconventional family and the outermost limits of familial love.

Derek Ahonen is the resident playwright of The Amoralists Theatre Company. His plays with The Amoralists include The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, Happy In The Poorhouse, Amerissiah, Pokin The Bears In A Zoo and While Chasing The Fantastic. All plays by Derek Ahonen are published and available through Playscripts, Inc.

The Amoralists is a theatre company that produces work of no moral judgment. Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, our actor driven ensemble explores complex characters of moral ambiguity. Leaving no stone unturned, we plunge the depths of the social, political, spiritual, and sexual characteristics of human nature. With hundreds of young companies in the theater community, The Amoralists are doing work that is widely recognized for accomplishing the aforementioned points while simultaneously making it completely accessible to all audiences - whether veteran or inexperienced theatergoers - therefore putting theater at the heart of our community and expanding the possibilities and reaches of the arts. By combining our work's accessibility with its moral ambiguity, we believe that it truly initiates a startling dialogue between artist and audience. Rollicking, rebellious, and raw, our work will go home with you...Boom!

The cast includes Mara Lileas, Sarah Roy, Anna Stromberg and Jordan Tisdale.

The creative team consists of Alfred Schatz (Set Design), Jeremy Pape (Lighting Design), Ricky Lang (Costume Design) and The Hernandez Brothers (Sound Design).

The production team consists of James Kautz (Artistic Director), Matthew Fraley (Director of Production), Kelcie Beene (Managing Director), Matthew Pilieci (Acting Company Director), Derek Ahonen (Resident Playwright) and Lauren Jane Brown (Stage Manager).

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Jordan Tisdale, Mara Lileas, Anna Stromberg and Sarah Roy

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Jordan Tisdale, Mara Lileas, Anna Stromberg and Sarah Roy

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Matthew Pilieci, James Kautz and Derek Ahonen

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Anthony Francavilla, Matthew Pilieci, Kelcie Beene, James Kautz, Judy Merrick, Alfred Schatz and Derek Ahonen

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Mara Lileas, Anna Stromberg, Sarah Roy and Jordan Tisdale

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Anita Anthonj and Danny Mastrogiorgio

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Robert Michael Geisler

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Sarah Lemp

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Guest and Cary Hoffman

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
Lisa Lewis and David Gibbs

 

Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway
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Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway

 

 

 

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.