DIAGHILESQUE, FORBIDDEN FRUITS and More Set for The Wild Project, April-May 2014
The Wild Project has announced their lineup of events for the months of April and May. Check out the full schedule below and see what they have to offer!
Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov burlesque are now playing.
Tonight and Wednesday April 16 at 8 pm, The wild Project presents DIAGHILESQUE, produced by Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students, seniors and industry) or a "Pick 3" package for $50.
The lavish and profound gems of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe are given a post-modern burlesque treatment by KineticArchitecture. Experience the ballet with burlesque stars Darlinda Just Darlinda, Minnie Tonka, Scary Ben, Matt Knife, Lewd Alfred Douglas, and Victor Devonne.
On, Thursday April 10 at 10 pm, come see FORBIDDEN FRUITS, produced by Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students, seniors and industry) or a "Pick 3" package for $50. The most notorious creatures of the late night underworld NY stage are brought together for a one night only show that will be burned in your memory forever! The show stars Velocity Chyaldd, Darlnda Just Darlinda, Faux Pas le Fae, and Aurora North to name a few.
Another eagerly anticipated episode of the original musical parody of Mad Men, "The Mad World of Miss Hathaway: Mergers and New Positions!" comes to The Wild Project from Friday April 11-Sunday, April 13. The show is written by and stars Angela Di Carlo, with musical accompaniment by Kyle Forester. The cast also features Jill Pangallo, Rob Roth, Bradford Scobie, Clayton Dean Smith, Stephen Michael Rondel, Kyle Supley, Ede Thurrell, and Gia Mele. Performances are Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets are $20.
This episode finds know-it-all head of the secretarial pool, JoAnne Hathaway finally becoming a partner of Spencer Colfax Raper and Shenanigans advertising agency by sleeping her way to the top. But when SCRS merges with a rival advertising agency, Miss Hathaway realizes as long as she's a woman, they'll always treat her like as secretary. Being ever resourceful, she decides to hatch a plan to prove to the men that she's just as valuable above the desk as she is under it. A hilarious mid-century risque romp through Madison Avenue with all original music.
On Tuesday April 15, and Sunday April 27 at 8 pm, The Wild Project presents CHEZ LE FAE, produced by Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students, seniors and industry) or a "Pick 3" package for $50. A celebration of the queer, the exotic and the divinely sexy, this show features the dance artists of KineticArchitecture and stars a menagerie of New York's most Sparkly and Divine Divas!
On Friday, April 18-Sunday April 20 at 8PM, take a journey to WITCH CAMP where Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera transport you through drop-off, Learning Yurts, the pre-dawn camp favorite, "Morning Horses/Blood Sacrifice," and beyond, while ridding the room of chode intentions! Grab your baggie full of hair and your black latex glove and gather around the fireside for a battle cry against the patriarchal rape heads in this ONGOING inquisition! With Camp features songs by Aphrodite's Child, Black Sabbath, Black Widow, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin and Sandy Denny, Yoko Ono, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and The Stone Poneys/Linda Ronstadt! Tickets are $15.
On Tuesday, April 22 at 8 PM, come see FUCK YOU, I'M ROMANTIC written and performed by Daniel Smith, which is a Chaplinesque fever dream, wherein a man awakens to find that his garbage has returned. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
On Thursday, April 24 - Friday, April 25 at 8 PM, The Wild Project Presents THE BOY SONATA, written and performed by Justin Sayre. Written in five parts, THE BOY SONATA details seminal moments in the life of its central character, "The Boy." Mimicking Sonata Form, the series of monologues follow "the boy" from ages 6 to 17. Each detail a day, an hour, a moment when things become much more beautifully and tragically complicated. THE BOY SONATA is a heartbreakingly funny tribute to the voice of a child as he develops his individual understanding of a world. Tickets are $15.
May 1 - May 25 will feature the PHEONIX THEATER ENSEMBLE'S MAY REP. See the fulls schedule below. Tickets to all shows are $25.
DOGG'S HAMLET and CAHOOT'S MACBETH by Tom Stoppard and directed by Kevin Confoy will play May 2-23 at 8:00pm. Performances on May 4 and 11 are at 3:00pm. In Dogg's Hamlet, a group of young actors are setting up for their production Hamlet, performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak "Dogg" - a language comprised of English words, but with different meanings. When an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. Capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet, this is Stoppard at his word-playing, gleeful best. In Cahoot's Macbeth, the second play in Tom Stoppard's pairing, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.
THE FOOL'S LEAR, by Randy Neale, will run May 5-24 at 8:00pm. Shows on May 18 and 25 will be at 3:00pm.
Randy Neale's funny and poignant comedic drama follows the journey of Lear and his Fool as their story travels alongside the path of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, exploring the byways between the familiar onstage scenes. Playwright Randy Neale says, "It is a story of fathers and children, aging and death, and the folly of all those who think they rule their own lives. It is about the end of power and the end of life as lived by a clown, whether that clown is a fool or a king."
IMPROV 4 KIDS, presented by Phoenix for the Family, will run May 10 and May 24 at 11:00am. This talented troupe has presented over 3000 shows and workshops nationwide! A high energy 100% interactive audience participation show, featuring talented professional performers who present a series of original characters, stories, skits, songs, and dances, based on audience suggestions (a favorite color, book, movie, etc). Actors create an original action-packed comedy on the spot that is entertaining and unique for children and adults of all ages.
NITE FLIGHT ARTISTS will present the best in music, comedy, and improvisation throughout Phoenix's 10th Anniversary Season in spring 2014.
MICHAEL LYDON will perform on May 9 at 10:00pm. Singer-songwriter and pioneering rock music writer MICHAEL LYDON brings his pop-jazz originals and standards back to the Phoenix Nite Flite series for the second year in a row. Lydon, known to millions as "The Handsomest Man in the World," has played his romantic swinging music in clubs, colleges, churches, and street fairs all around New York City for decades. Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone, will also read from his rock writing, including his college column on the Beatles arriving in the US and his eyewitness account of touring embedded with the Rolling Stones.
HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE by ALEXIS POWELL will come to The Wild Project May 10 at 10:00pm.
Hearsay & Hyperbole is the voice, video and performance project of Alexis Powell. Like a foreign coin on a city sidewalk or a necklace buried in the dirt, Alexis Powell's music as Hearsay and Hyperbole is earthy but mysterious. Her first EP, Hold Your Fire, mixes open-throated vocals with percussion-heavy arrangements that evoke folk, gospel and the darker moods of country without ever conforming to one in particular. Intrigued by the inspiration found in sleep, her live performances incorporate fugues and loops, playing with the repetition inherent in unconscious states.
THE PETTING ZOO will perform on May 16 at 10:00pm. Back by popular demand, Phoenix presents New York's popular and loved "Petting Zoo" as they present on the spot improvised musicals, operas, operettas, and more, from audience suggestions. Not to be missed.... Great Fun, Genius, and Just a Bit Scandalous!
CHRIS LOWE will perform on May 17 at 10:00pm. Chris Lowe is a singer/songwriter who grew up in and around New York City. Heavily influenced by the delta and country blues artists of the thirties as well as traditional folk, jazz and classical, Chris's music displays a unique synthesis of the old and new.
Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.
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