World Premiere of COQ TOT Begins Tonight as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
CONCRETE TIMBRE & D'MOISELLES in association with the Paris-based La Compagnie Cosmopolite du Pierrot Lunaire, and Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director) are pleased to announce the world premiere production of COQ TÔT, directed by Sylvaine Hinglais, Manuela Lechler, Jasmina Sinanovic, and Ann Warren. COQ TÔT will play a one week limited engagement at the Theater for New City (155 First Avenue, NYC), as part of the Dream Up Festival. Performances begin tonight, August 21.
CONCRETE TIMBRE & D'MOISELLES will also be presenting AGE OF PAIN(E), a concert presentation of short works in an evening of enlightenment in commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn featuring multidisciplinary compositions to inspire your free thinking for two performances only at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn Friday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m and August 24 at 8:30 p.m.
COQ TÔT is a mini-homage to Jean Cocteau with a mélange of 6 pieces inspired by his life and work that show his revulsion against the meaninglessness of contemporary life and civilization, his delights in witty and biting social commentary, his daring severing of the long unquestioned identity of speaker and actor, the exploration of truth, and wonder of seeing a melange of shadows created by a lighted spinning sculpture of iconic symbols. Also, Cocteau's scrutiny of the telephone as the perfect prop to explore his ideas, feelings, and formula of human needs and realities in communication as well as his struggle with opium addiction and his complicated love life. We ramble through Cocteau's elegant poetry teeming with fevered imaginings of opium dens, the underworld of masculine desire, and the muddy inferno of WW I trench warfare. It's uniquely suited to our time.
AGE OF PAIN(E)- an evening of enlightenment in commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn featuring multidisciplinary compositions Mavericks in Sheol by Ann Warren, a presentation of the Declaration of Independence by Coran Newland and Robert Morton, Untitled by Kyoko Oyobe and a concert presentation of a short play, Age of Paine, by Dorothy Fennell with songs composed by Manuela Lechler. Performances are Friday, August 23 and Saturday August 24 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at http://concretetimbre.com/ageofpaine_info.html
COQ TÔT features Laura Rocherieux, Pilar Navas, Terence Diamond, Telma Bernardo, Christopher Poeschl, Kamaria Williams, Nathalie Bryant, Audrey Hailes, Manuela Lechler, James Hamblin, Christopher Hall, Chris Kadis Moscato, and Ann Warren.
COQ TÔT features costume design by Sarah Thea Swafford, projections by Robert Morton and lighting design by Kryssy Wright.
COC TÔT plays the following performances:
Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22 at 9:00 p.m.
Monday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.SmartTix.com. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theater for New City box office.