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Aquila Theatre Company Presents The Invisible Man, Oct. 21-Nov. 6

The Aquila Theatre Company will present H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man, a new theatre and dance collaboration created by The Aquila Theatre Company and Doug Varone, choreographed by Doug Varone with original music by Anthony Cochrane. The production is slated for a limited two-week Off-Broadway engagement from October 21 – November 6 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (25th Street between Lexington & Third Avenues), with opening night set for Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 PM.

"The Invisible Man is the story of Griffin, a talented young scientist who makes a startling discovery. In the midst of his experimentation putting his radical theories into practice, he renders himself completely invisible. This proves to be a curse, as he suffers total isolation and lack of human contact as a result of his condition. As the outcome of the experiment takes its toll, Griffin desperately tries to reverse the procedure. Though removed from society, he profoundly affects all who encounter him. The stranger becomes the outcast, reviled, hated and feared and responding with pain, madness and terror," according to press notes.

This new production "combines the talents of Doug Varone and Dancers with The Aquila Theatre Company to seek out a physical dramatic narrative to articulate this powerful classic story combining the art forms of literature, theatre, dance and music."

The cast will include Aquila veterans Anthony Cochrane and Robert Richmond with dancers Peggy Baker, John Beasant, Daniel Charon, Natalie Desch, Adriane Fang, Larry Hahn, Stephanie Liapis, Catherine Miller and Eddie Taketa.
The production will feature set design by Peter Meineck and Robert Richmond, lighting design by Jane Cox and costume design by Megan Blackwell.

Varone s a choreographer of contemporary dance for the concert stage, as well as opera, Broadway, regional theater, film and television. He is best known for the 48 dances he has created for his own company, Doug Varone and Dancers, which he founded in 1986. Varone has been commissioned by numerous dance ensembles including the Limón Company, Dancemakers (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Uppercut Danse (Denmark), AnCreative (Japan), the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the Colorado Ballet. He choreographed new productions of Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps and Strauss' Salome for New York's Metropolitan Opera. He made his Broadway debut with Triumph of Love.

The Aquila Theatre Company was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck to present innovative productions of classical drama. Since then, the company has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with annual productions in New York and London. In 1999, Aquila moved to New York and has since presented fourteen productions, including Shakespeare's Othello, Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, Aeschylus' Agamemnon (with Olympia Dukakis); Homer's Iliad: Book One; Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Comedy of Errors and most recently Twelfth Night. Aquila has also presented a series of new readings called Aquila Explorations, most recently with Bill Pullman reading the role of Oedipus in a new translation of Oedipus at Colonus.
 
The Invisible Man will play as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 - $45 and are available online at TicketCentral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200. Also, tickets may be purchased at the BPAC box office Monday – Thursday (1:00–6:00 PM) and two hours prior to curtain: phone (646) 312-4085. For Ggroup information, call (212) 998-8017. For more information, visit www.aquilatheatre.com.


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