Gideon Productions to Present KILL SHAKESPEARE at HERE, 3/1-5

Gideon Productions to Present KILL SHAKESPEARE at HERE, 3/1-5

Gideon Productions will present the stage adaption of Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery's graphic novel KILL SHAKESPEARE for a limited engagement, March 1-5 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue). The production will be directed by Jordana Williams and will feature Becky Byers* (Blast Radius), Neimah Djourabchi* (The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G), Abe Goldfarb* (I Hope They Serve Beer on Broadway), Stephen Heskett (BrainExplode!), Daryl Lathon* (Sovereign), Kelley Rae O'Donnell* (Clown Bar), Mac Rogers (Ligature Marks), Brian Silliman* (The Particulars), and Sean Williams (Advance Man). The production will be Stage Managed by Devan Hibbard*. *Appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association.

Part radio play, part live comic book, KILL SHAKESPEARE sends Shakespeare's greatest heroes-led by Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Romeo, and Puck-on an epic journey to find a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare who just might turn the tide in their battle against the infamous villains Richard III, Lady MacBeth and Iago. With live music and Foley effects, and accompanied by larger-than-life projections of Andy Belanger's stunning comic book panels, KILL SHAKESPEARE is a hilarious, edge-of-your-seat multimedia entertainment.

A combination of Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare in Love, and The Justice League of America, KILL SHAKESPEARE combines action, romance, comedy, drama, and bloody violence. It's a thrilling epic adventure that will change the way you look at Shakespeare forever.

The production, presented by Gideon Productions will play a limited engagement at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, 1 block south of Spring Street, enter on Dominick), March 1-5 at 7pm. Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at www.here.org or by calling 212.352.3101. The show will run approximately 75 minutes, without an intermission.

JORDANA WILLIAMS (Director) has directed numerous plays by Mac Rogers, including Frankenstein Upstairs, Sovereign, Blast Radius, Advance Man (2012 NYIT Award-Outstanding Premiere Production), Viral (2009 FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Play), Hail Satan, and three seasons with Vampire Cowboys' episodic, genre-bending Saturday Night Saloon. Other recent directing work includes Kill Shakespeare at NY Comic Con 2012 and The Particulars with The Bridge Theater Company, FringeNYC 2012. She is a founding member of Gideon Productions and a 2012 nytheatre.com Person of the Year.

ANTHONY DEL COL (Writer) has a wide range of experience in the comic, music, film and television industries. He has produced two independent feature films and served as a manager for international pop star Nelly Furtado, helping to supervise her "Loose World Tour".

CONOR MCCREERY (Writer) is an award winning comics writer, print and broadcast journalist whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, WIRED.com, The Grid, among others.

KILL SHAKESPEARE is the acclaimed IDW Publishing comic book series that debuted in 2010 and has been profiled by the New York Times, Washington Post, Publisher's Weekly, BBC and CBC. The series has been nominated for a Harvey Award for Best New Series and Joe Shuster Awards for Outstanding Comic Book Writing. The theatrical stage show, which debuted in 2011 with Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, has played in a dozen cities, from New York to Dubai. www.killshakespeare.com.

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