Wild Project Announces Upcoming Events Including Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth & More
PHOENIX THEATER ENSEMBLE'S MAY REP
Now - May 25
Schedule: See individual shows/events for details
Ticket price: $25
DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH
By Tom Stoppard, directed by Kevin Confoy
5/21, 5/22, 5/23 @ 8pm
In Dogg's Hamlet, a group of young actors are setting up for their production Hamlet, performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak "Dogg" - a language comprised of English words, but with different meanings. When an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. Capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet. This is Stoppard at his word-playing, gleeful best.
In Cahoot's Macbeth, the second play in Tom Stoppard's pairing, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.
THE FOOL'S LEAR
By Randy Neale
A Phoenix Theatre Ensemble - Nomad Theatrical Co-Production
5/24 @ 8pm & 5/25 @ 3pm
Randy Neale's funny and poignant comedic drama follows the journey of Lear and his Fool as their story travels alongside the path of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, exploring the byways between the familiar onstage scenes. Playwright Randy Neale says... "It is a story of fathers and children, aging and death, and the folly of all those who think they rule their own lives. It is about the end of power and the end of life as lived by a clown, whether that clown is a fool or a king."
IMPROV 4 KIDS
Presented by Phoenix for the Family
5/24 @ 11am
This talented troupe has presented over 3000 shows and workshops nationwide! A high energy 100% interactive audience participation show, featuring talented professional performers who present a series of original characters, stories, skits, songs, and dances, based on audience suggestions (a favorite color, book, movie, etc). Actors create an original action-packed comedy on the spot that is entertaining and unique for children and adults of all ages.
Friday, May 30 and runs through Saturday, July 5
Produced by Clubbed Thumb
Tickets: $18; Festival Pass $45
May 30 - June 8
Written and directed by Jenny Schwartz
No performance Tuesday, June 3
All performances at 8pm
This production is closed to critics
Two jaded co-workers discover their own version of civic responsibly in the shadow of a disgraced politician's public meltdown.
June 13 - June 22
I'M PRETTY FUCKED UP
by Ariel Stess, directed by Kip Fagan
No performance Tuesday, June 17
All performances at 8pm
Three teenagers ditch school to drive through the mountains of New Mexico, while back on campus an addled security guard faces his demons.
June 26 - July 5
16 WORDS OR LESS
by Peggy Stafford, directed by Portia Krieger
No performance Monday, June 30
Performances at 8pm; July 4 performance at 7pm
A lone and over-helpful flower shop clerk tries to contain the challenges of her customers' lives, but can't do the same for herself.
All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com.
The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.
The Wild Project is a production company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art. The Wild Project creates community by inspiring and entertaining art from emerging artists, exploring green technologies, and finding innovative ways to help our world and each other.