Photo Flash: First Look at La MaMa's MR. IRRESISTIBLE, Opening Tonight
Described as "The Terminator meets Ugly Betty", Mr. Irresistible includes Cindy Goldfield (Scalpel!, Project Lohan) as Eileen Morchinsky, Ryan Clardy plays Mr. Irresistible, with Leanne Borghes, Stephen DiBlasi, Jacquelyn Graham, Mara Jill Herman, Nicholas Park, Molly Pope, and Clayton Dean Smith.
Based on Aesop's fable The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Mr. Irresistible tells the story of Eileen Morchinsky, a lonely secretary lost in the shuffle of corporate America, the butt of water cooler jokes and living alone in a mouse-infested five-floor walkup, who spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion. It is then that Eileen decides to stop reading her romance novels and begin living one. When the exterminator, Joey, shows up to wrangle the rodents in her apartment, she mistakes him for her mail-order groom and a tender relationship is born. But the couple's newfound bliss short-circuits when the real Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible finally arrives. Joey is no match for the seemingly perfect specimen of manhood and quickly finds himself single again, while Eileen finds herself in the arms of the man she's always dreamed of. Her Mr. Irresistible comes fully equipped to make her fantasies come true...the good and the bad.
Costumes by Dustin Cross, choreography by John Paollillo, fight direction Ben Kahre, music direction by Seth Weinstein, lighting design by Wilburn Bonnell, sound design by sound productions, production stage manager Jana Llynn and award winning producer Trent Armand Kendall/Onemoe Music.
The show runs March 28th - April 7th, 2013: Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings at 7:30pm, and Sun matinees at 2:30pm. For tickets, call 212.475.7710 or visit www.LaMaMa.org. Tickets: $18 General, $13 Seniors. La Mama E.T.C.'s First Floor Theatre is located at 74 East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave.), New York, New York.
For more about the show, go to www.MrIrresistibleMusical.com.Photo Credit: James Alexander / SneakPeek Photography
Ryan Clardy as Mr. Irresistable