Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WeildWorks' FETES DE LA NUIT; Opens 2/8 at Ohio Theatre
WeildWorks is pleased to announce the New York Premiere of Fêtes de la Nuit, Charles L. Mee's sexy meditation on lust, beauty and the divine experience of love. Fêtes de la Nuit is directed and choreographed by Kim Weild, who incorporates American Sign Language into a production that features three Deaf actors. The show runs from February 8 - 27, 2010 in a limited engagement at the Ohio Theatre, located at 66 Wooster Street (between Spring & Broome) in Soho, NY. Previews begin February 8 for a February 11 opening.
A deliciously naughty valentine to Paris, Fêtes de la Nuit celebrates life, love and all things Parisian, weaving together a pulsating collage of dance, live music, tango, language, video and drama. Set in a sidewalk café in 21st century Paris, Fêtes reveals that from first kisses to eternal bonds, a quiet truth remains: it is always love that makes us human. Fêtes de la Nuit, translated as "celebrations of the night", sensually expresses the beauty, complexity and passion of the human condition in relationship to the divine experience of lust and love.
Performances are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm with additional performances on Monday 2/8 at 8pm, Tuesday 2/9 at 8pm, Saturday 2/20 at 3pm and Tuesday 2/23 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance includes strong language and nudity - no one under 15 years old will be admitted. Trains: R, W to Prince St. or 6, C, E to Spring St.
The eighteen member cast includes three Deaf actors; Alexandria Wailes (Mother Courage and Her Children with The Public, TONY Award winning Big River at Roundabout with Deaf West, Pippin at Mark Taper Forum with Deaf West), Jubil Khan and John McGinty, along with Danyon Davis, Jodi Dick, Corinne Edgerly (Drama Desk Award winning All The Way Home with Transport Group), Babis Gousias, Jessica Green (Dralion with Cirque du Soleil), Ana Grosse, Christine Rebecca Herzog, Itsuko Higashi, Kyle Knauf (Obie winning Benten Kozo at The Flea Theater), Khris Lewin (Time Is the Mercy of Eternity at the West End Theatre), Donnie Mather (Trojan Women: A Love Story directed by Tina Landau), Luis Moreno (The Age of Iron and The Misanthrope at Classic Stage Company), Mirabelle Ordinaire and Rumiko Oyama.
The design and production team consists of Jamie Forshaw (Producer), Lewis Merkin (American Sign Language Consultant), Henry Hewes Design Award winner Brian Scott (Set Design), Charles Foster (Lighting Design), Lisa Renee Jordan (Costume Design), Christian Frederickson (Sound Design), C. Andrew Bauer (Video), Ismael Ramirez (Film), Mirabelle Ordinaire (Dramaturg) and Victoria Flores (Stage Manager).
WeildWorks is a newly established non-profit company that seeks to explore and develop theatrical events through cross-cultural collaborations. The NY Premiere of Charles Mee's Fêtes de la Nuit is its inaugural show.
For more information on the show visit http://www.Fetesnyc.com.
Photo Credit: Jill Usdan
Director Kim Weild and Stage Manager Victoria Flores.
ohn McGinty (Pierre), Khris Lewin (Roland), Donnie Mather (Michel), Kyle Knauf (Jean Francois) and Luis Moreno (Barbesco) learn the stand.
John McGinty (Pierre) and Ana Grosse (Yvette) dance the language of love.
Donnie Mather (Michel) shows Jubil Khan (Euphrosyne) a tango move while Heather translates.
he Flaneurs: Back Row: John McGinty (Pierre), Luis Moreno (Barbesco), Itsuko Higashi (Aglaea), Khris Lewin (Roland) Front Row: Rumiko Oyama (Sumiko), Ana Grosse (Yvette), Danyon Davis (Henry), Jessica Green (Catherine), Kyle Knauf (Jean Francois) and Alexandria Wailes (Sophie).
Director Kim Weild and Assistant Director Donnie Mather (also playing Michel) figuring out a tango move.
Actors Luis Moreno and Khris Lewin (Barbesco and Roland).
The cast of FÃªtes de la Nuit gathered in the Conference Room of The Park Avenue Armory for the first read thru of the play.
Playwright Charles Mee