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Terence Rattigan's AFTER THE DANCE Set for Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 4/27

Co-Op Theatre East, The Dirty Blondes, and Tamar Halevi will present a new, immersive production of AFTER THE DANCE by Terence Rattigan (The Winslow Boy, Broadway 2013), with direction by Casey Cleverly, and script supervision by Ashley J. Jacobson.

Transplanted from the play's original early 20th century London setting to the modern home of a high living, hard drinking wealthy Brooklynite, After The Dance follows the journey of one man's fall from grace as he grapples with a life so heavy with irony that it is empty of any substance. Audiences will follow the characters via video feeds and active participation, and witness the debauchery and tragedy unfolding throughout the night. Part party, part play, this will be an evening of dancing, live music, sarcasm, custom cocktails, and Rattigan's prescient text. Too dark for the time it was originally written, the production updates this British classic of the 1930s for the Brooklyn of 2014.

Performances will take place Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26 at 8pm, and Sunday, April 27 at 3pm (with the bar opening a half-hour before curtain) at Gemini & Scorpio Loft (named the host of the "Best Secret Parties in NYC" by Time Out in 2013), in Gowanus, Brooklyn; the address will be provided to audience members upon purchase of a ticket.

Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets at

Cast: Kerrie Bond, Andrew Colford, Jimmy Dailey, Jeff Dickamore, Katherine McDonald, Fabianne Meyer Michael Rehse, Kelly Riley, Adam Sachs, Glory Simon

Casey Cleverly (Director) Casey Cleverly is a New York based artist who focuses on new work and revisioned classics. Favorite directing credits include: Twelfth Night Wall Street (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; winner of "Best Actress" award) Trojan Women Redux (adapter); Much Ado About Nothing (set in Macau), The Importance of Being Earnest, Smooth Criminal (premiere), There is No Dash (premiere); The Pie Queen of Chatham New York , Prince William (Bad Theater Fest), A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer, Rumors, The Butler Did It. She also recently assistant directed and did dramaturgy for Shana Gold on Lynn Rosen's new play Goldor $ Mythyka (The New Georges, Spring 2013). Her adaptation of Euripides Trojan Women (focusing on the current issues of human trafficking) is currently being used in the dramaturgy curriculum at Boston University. She is a Co-Founder of Co-Op Theatre East, holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, and studied script development at both The College of William and Mary, and Cambridge University. She is a member of the Chicago Director's Lab, and Old Vic, New Voices.

Terence Rattigan (Playwright)Playwright Terence Rattigan was born in South Kensington, close to the Finborough Theatre, in 1911. His many classic plays include French Without Tears, After The Dance, Flare Path, While The Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Harlequinade, The Deep Blue Sea, The Sleeping Prince, Separate Tables, Variation On A Theme, Ross, Man And Boy, A Bequest To The Nation, In Praise Of Love and Cause Célèbre. He also wrote screenplays for such classic films as The Way To The Stars, Journey Together, While the Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Prince And The Showgirl, Separate Tables, The Sound Barrier, The Deep Blue Sea, The VIPs, The Yellow Rolls Royce, and collaborated on The Quiet Wedding, The Day Will Dawn and Brighton Rock. His television plays include Heart To Heart, Adventure Story and High Summer. He was awarded a CBE in 1958, and knighted in 1971. Sir Terence Rattigan died in 1977. (bio by Neil Cheesman, from

Co-Op Theatre East was founded in Spring 2008 by three graduates of the Performance Studies graduate program at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU to produce socially-minded performance that deals with the questions of today, the situations we find ourselves immersed in as New Yorkers, Americans, and world citizens at this moment. The staff & ensemble at COTE firmly believe that theatre can do something; not only do we hold Hamlet's mirror up to nature, but we can use theatre as a means to make a positive impact in the world.

The Dirty Blondes was founded with a mission to develop beautiful and subversive new works of theater by fostering a community of diverse artists dedicated to creativity and collaboration. Lead by Brooklynites Ashley Jacobson and Elizabeth Sarkady, The Dirty Blondes have presented sold-out works at The Collapsable Hole, The Bleecker Street Theater, and The Brick Theater. Winners of Outstanding Lighting, Outstanding Direction, and Outstanding Production of a New Play for THE AMERICAN PLAY at The Planet Connections Theater Festivity (2012). Productions by The Dirty Blondes have been declared "chilling, dark and bitingly funny," and "stunning from the first moment to the last," (Karen Tortara-Lee, The Happiest Medium).

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