Funny...Sheesh to Present DOUBLES CROSSED: THE BALLAD OF RODRIGO, Begin. 5/24
This time, it's no joke. Funny...Sheesh Productions presents Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo, an original play by Jason S. Grossman and directed by Amber Gallery. Funny...Sheesh produces original plays, variety shows and comedy showcases. They are working with Ivy Theatre Company in a space sharing partnership to promote artistic union and collaboration within the New York City independent theatre scene. The two companies are also sharing the same production team uniting their promotional efforts, as well as hosting a joint fundraiser. Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is a sequel to Funny...Sheesh's play, Doubles Crossed (2012). Audience members need not have seen the first play to enjoy this neo-noir thriller.
Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is a tense, theatrical reimagining of the film noir dramas of the 40s and 50s. Suspicion and secret alliances underscore the gritty story of criminal-turned-G-man Freddie Tower and the past he can't escape. Cops, mobsters, heists, a destroyed criminal empire, and a modern down-and-out scam artist bring this adventure full circle.
The cast features: Gregory James Cohan, Lars D. Drew, Matthew J. Nichols*, James Holden, Cindy Keiter*, Alison Parks, Ridley Parson*, Allen Warnock, and Charles Wilson (*denotes an Actors' Equity Association member).
"Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo is an homage to not only the golden age of film noir (Killer's Kiss, The Killers, DOA, etc.), but to the great neo-noir films made since (Memento, L.A. Confidential, True Romance, The Cooler, etc.). This play is a hybrid between the two,"-Jason S. Grossman, playwright and producer.
Venue: Tada Theater| 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor NY, NY, 10001. Performance Dates for Doubles Crossed: The Ballad of Rodrigo: Saturday, May 24, 7PM|Sunday, May 25, 3PM|Thursday, May 29, 8PM|Friday, May 30, 7PM|Saturday, May 31, 9PM|Sunday, June 1, 7PM|Tuesday, June 3, 8PM| Wednesday, June 4, 8PM|Wednesday, June 11, 8PM|Thursday, June 12, 8PM|Friday, June 13, 8:00PM|Saturday, June 14, 7PM|Sunday, June 15, 7PM|Friday, June 20, 8PM|Saturday, June 21, 9PM|Sunday, June 22, 3PM. www.balladofrodrigo.com.
Single tickets: $18.00. Ticket link: http://balladofrodrigo.brownpapertickets.com/.