The Brooklyn Studio Lab Presents EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Opens 6/25
"The Brooklyn Studio Lab" is proud to present the world premier of Edward Scissorhands: the stage adaptation. Directed by Richard Crawford, up and coming UK based director ("Evanescent", "Filthy McNasty presents Dick Biscuit").
With all the buzz surrounding Tim Burton's latest adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and his successful
Exhibition at the MOMA, the show could not come at a better time. Not to be confused with Matthew Bourne's ballet version of the dark fairy tale, Richard Crawford aims to bring the movie directly to the stage.
"My vision is to retell the gothic fairytale as close to what I believe Tim Burton wanted to express in his film version," Says director Richard Crawford. "I feel incredibly lucky to have been chosen to direct the stage adaptation of Edward Scissorhands, it was a total riot how it all happened!" States Richard, who speaks of an odd yet intriguing situation between him and the producers of the show, whom he has never even met.
The producers of Edward Scissorhands the play were searching for the perfect director for months all over the States and Europe before coming across Richards work as a true candidate. After his success with "Evanescent", Richard was handed an envelope with the stage version of the script and a typed up letter stating their interests in him as a director for the show because of his dark nature and ability to make people uncomfortable with his bold direction. He immediately requested a meeting with the producers, in which they responded with an email stating, " You only had two days to make the decision as others are lined up".
Richard signed on to the project within 24 hours of receiving the package. The producers have kept a low profile since then and it has worked in Richards favor as he is given total creative freedom to be as wild and as daring as the show's dark appeal calls for.
Edward Scissorhands has been cast with non-union talent from the actors to the production team, supporting up and comers who are on the brink of great careers. The Brooklyn Studio Lab is the perfect bubble for this kind of experiment.
"I chose the venue as it is a very unique experience. When you come in there is live music, you get your own candle lit table...you can smoke and drink. It's reminiscent of a Parisian speakeasy and I love the atmosphere that creates...I hate the way theatre is now... quite an anti social experience where you are kind of ushered in, then ushered out after the show" States Richard Crawford who's main goal with the show is to bring theater back to the people.
Edward Scissorhands the play is already gaining a buzz worldwide. Tickets are currently on sale at www.smartix.com or visit the show's facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/SallyGolan#!/event.php?eid=125812787441757&ref=mf