Blue Coyote Theater Group Presents GLEE CLUB at Access Theatre, 3/3-4/3

Blue Coyote Theater Group is proud to present GLEE CLUB, written by Matthew Freeman and directed by Kyle Ancowitz. GLEE CLUB begins previews on Wednesday, March 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 3. Opening Night is Saturday, March 6 at 8 PM.

The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM. Performances are at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, just north of White Street). Tickets are $25 ($15 during previews) and are available by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com.

A sold-out hit at last summer's Antidepressant Festival at The Brick, Blue Coyote remounts this hilarious play about eight misfit members of Romeo, Vermont's cut-throat Glee Club. They are on the verge of meltdown after their soloist makes the disastrous decision to save his own life. Will they be ready in time for the big recital? And isn't music the most important thing? GLEE CLUB is a comedy about singing. Singing makes people happy.

In classic Matthew Freeman style, underlying the spot-on comedy is a darker thread that explores the destructive decisions that accompany blind ambition. Called "the feel good tragedy of the year" by blogger James Comtois during its short run at the Antidepressant Festival last summer, GLEE CLUB features the infectious song "The World Will Make You Smile" (music and lyrics by Stephen Speights) that had audience members humming and howling. GLEE CLUB is not to be missed!

The cast features Bruce Barton, Robert Buckwalter, Steven Burns, David DelGrosso, Carter Jackson, Stephen Speights, Tom Staggs and Matthew Trumbull.

The design team includes Robert Monaco (sets), Wheeler Kincaid (lighting) and Jonna McElrath (costumes). Susan Sunday is the Production Stage Manager.

Matthew Freeman's (playwright) plays include The Death of King Arthur (Gorilla Repertory Theater); Reasons for Moving (The Local Productions); Genesis (Handcart Ensemble); 465 (Metropolitan Playhouse); The Great Escape, The Americans, The Most Wonderful Love, What To Do To A Girl, The White Swallow and When is a Clock (Blue Coyote Theater Group); Trayf, An Interview with the Author, Glee Club and Exposition (The Brick Theater). The Death of King Arthur was anthologized in Plays and Playwrights 2002 and is published by Playscripts, Inc. Monologues from Arthur have been catalogued by Smith & Kraus and Playscripts, Inc. Trayf (under the title Rabbi Hersh and the Talking Lobster) will soon be available from Playscripts, Inc. His adaptation of the mystery plays, Genesis, can be found in the anthology Playing with Canons, published by the New York Theatre Experience, Inc. When is a Clock is published by Samuel French. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Maxim Online, MTV Magazine, Complex Magazine, MSN City Guides, nytheatre.com and Gamespy. He was the event writer for the 5th Annual New York Innovative Theater Awards and maintains a well-regarded and read theater-related blog.

Kyle Ancowitz (Director) is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. Directing credits with Blue Coyote include premieres of Matthew Freeman's The Most Wonderful Love, The Great Escape, An Interview with the Author (Brick Theater's Pretentious Festival Award-winner), What To Do To a Girl, The White Swallow and When Is a Clock; Kristen Palmer's Departures and Something Decent; Brilliant Traces; Wanda's Visit; The Author's Voice; Nebraska; Psychopathia Sexualis; Kingfish; Dimly Perceived Threats to the System; A Phone Call from Washington State; Late at Night; and Saturday with Martin. Former directing resident at Playwrights Horizons. Technical Director for Access Theater. Graduate of Dartmouth College.

 



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