Dialogue with Three Chords Presents Third Installment of Ongoing SHIPYARD SOULS & A COMPASS ROSE Tonight
Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) presents the third installment of what will eventually form "Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose", a season long full-length play, crafted as part of their residency at Mr. Dennehy's. In celebration of Samhain, the ancient Gaelic festival of the dead, playwright Stephen Gracia and director Michael LoPorto offer up three short plays that open the doorways of the Otherworld to feature ghosts and supernatural beings. The show is set for tonight, October 24 and begins at 8pm, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Admission is free, with a $3 suggested donation.
Two of the three brand-new plays take a Brooklyn speakeasy named 'The Wild Hunt' as their setting for tales of bloodshed, old gods, new spirits and the stories we leave behind. "I Feel a Sadness Upon Me" takes us to 1926 and finds the new owner of 'The Wild Hunt' cleaning up the mess left by its most recent corpse, as the restless dead slowly fill up the barstools. "To All the Bars Named for Serpents, Black Dogs & Banshees" returns to the 'Hunt' in 1963 to find among its customers a young saint and old gods who share a pint and argue about faith, bloodshed, and the power of names. The show ends with "Empty Your Hearts for the Wild Hunt," gathering details from the previous plays into a quartet of ghost stories told around a campfire.
"Shipyard Souls & A Compass Rose" builds "a narrative that takes its characters from prohibition era Brooklyn," explains Gracia, "to the first naval battles of WWI and WWII on through to an early 1970's cross country bus trip. With this special Halloween installment we add the supernatural to the historical."
More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: www.dthreec.org.
Dialogue with Three Chords was founded in 2011 by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.