FAR FROM CANTERBURY: A NEW MUSICAL to Play FringeNYC This Month
Producer Dana M. Lerner (Application Pending) and Far From Canterbury, LLC announce FAR FROM CANTERBURY: A NEW MUSICAL with Book, Music and Lyrics by Danny K. Bernstein, which will be presented as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival on August 15, 19, 21, 26 and 27 at Theatre 80 St. Marks.
Once upon a time, in a land where fairy tales are considered current events, a shy young knight has just one year to find the one thing women desire most, or face dire circumstances for a dangerous crime.
Born in Ithaca and coming of age in Manhattan, FAR FROM CANTERBURY has come a long way. What started as composer/lyricist Danny K. Bernstein's honors thesis at Cornell University's Department of Music, went on to be workshopped at The Hangar Theatre (Summer Lab Program), and then premiered in April 2014 at Cornell's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts where it had a soldout run.
Shortly after this success, FAR FROM CANTERBURY was selected as one of three musicals forThe 2014 New Voices Project. This is a competition for emerging musical theatre writers under the age of 26, sponsored in part by Walt Disney Imagineering.
FAR FROM CANTERBURY is directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez and assistant directed by Jesse Turk with choreography by Ilana Gilovich. The production stage manager is Claire Stack and assistant stage manager is Sarah Byrne. The production features scenic design by Ravi Rakkulchon, costume design by Ellen Pyne and lighting design by Taylor Black, musical direction by Adam McDonald.
The cast includes: Josh Archer*, Emily Austin, Sarah Coffey, Bianca Di Cocco, Katie Drinkard*, Coleman Hemsath, Luke Hoback*, Hannah Richter, Chandler Waggoner and TJ Wagner*.
*Denotes actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
General admission tickets are $18 and are available online (www.FringeNYC.org) or at the door (convenience fees may apply). Performance dates are August 15th at 9PM, 19th at 2:15PM, 21th at 9:15PM, 26th at 3:30PM and 27th at 9:45PM at Theatre 80 St. Marks located at 80 St Marks Place, New York, NY 10003.