Campy Retro-futuristic Play GO-GO KILLERS Opens At Sage 5/8
GO-GO KILLERS is a campy, stylized, choreographic, retro-futuristic play that depicts the New York metropolitan area ten years hence, imagining the potentially horrific outcomes of both the current economic crisis and the global warming debacle. By "2019," the gulf between rich and poor has been so widened that anything approximating the middle class ceases to exist. Hordes of stylishly violent women, comprised of go-go dancing gang debs, roam America's underbelly with the intent to kidnap or kill each member of a list of the nation's wealthiest citizens. Go-Go Killers! is at once a frivolous 60's B-movie jaunt and a horrifically foreboding vision of the future. As a hybrid of these seemingly disparate elements, Go-Go Killers! is free to take either end of this spectrum well beyond the limits of tradition: to combine the gothic theatricality of Eugene O'Neill with the cinematic girlsploitation of Russ Meyer. Pulp entertainment takes the stage by a dancing storm!
Watch the preview trailers at www.GoGoKillers.com/video.htm
GO-GO KILLERS will play at The Sage Theater (711 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor) May 8-30, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets ($15) are available online at www.smarttix.com
GO-GO KILLERS! Stars Leasen Almquist* (Annie Get your Gun on Broadway, David Lynch's Industrial Symphony #1", Martin Scorsese's Cava), B-Movie Star, Kevin G Shinnick* (Vampire Vixens from Venus, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Broadcast Bombshells), Joe Stipek*, Elizabeth Stewart*, Reagan Wilson (Burlesque star, The Luvely Rae), Kari Warchock and Jillaine Gill. Featuring Aimee DeLong (Burlesque sensation, Veronica Vroom), Anthony DeCarlis (Broadway Bares), Preston Burger, Michele Cavallero, Amanda Danskin*, Danielle Marie Fusco, Helen Wo, and Brian Rubiano. With Dana Perry, Megan O'Connor, Robyn Nielsen, and Marna Kohn as " The Gorgons". Also featuring Michael Porsche as "Godfrey the Butler" and Don DiPaolo as "The Wop".
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The creative team for GO-GO KILLERS includes Emily Dorwart (Costume Design), Jillaine Gill (Costume Coordinator), Lizz Giorgos (Props Design), Rachel Klein & Sean Gill (Sound Design), Joey Nova (Associate Producer), Lisa Soverino (Lighting Design), and Marina Steinberg (Stage Manager).
Photo credit: Beau Allulli
Rachel Klein (Director, Choreographer) has trained in various theater and movement techniques including ballet, pantomine, and circus arts. Klein has developed a live-action-music video aesthetic and the majority of her work is set in a style of hyper-theatricality. Recent works include All Kinds of Shifty Villains, a play that explored the merging of theatrical, slapstick, and Film Noir genres, La Enferma, an on going series of El Dia De Los Muertos inspired movement pieces, Something Weird... in the Red Room, a grindhouse style double feature of horror plays: Aenigma and Sir Sheever, Metro, an acrobat, dance, and clown show about people's inner thoughts while riding a subway, The Canterville Ghost, a movement play that she adapted from the Oscar Wilde short story, and a Commedia dell'Arte production of Aristophanes' The Frogs in Central Park. Rachel is 2007 alumni of the International Directors Symposium with La MaMa in Spoleto, Italy and is an Associate Member of the SSDC. www.RachelKleinProductions.com
Sean Gill (Playwright) is a playwright, filmmaker, and musician who has written over twenty plays including "Stage Blood is Not Enough," "Our Prison," "Handsome," and "Bad Boys," and has directed over twenty-five feature and short films including "Low Lives," "Thursday Night," "Sleepy-time Time," "Chinese Pop!", "Highly Confidential," "Laughter is the Music of the Gods," "Whiskey Sippen Dee-lites," "Go Harlem," "Chewies 4," and "Crescendo" (which have been in film festivals as diverse as the Brooklyn DV FF to the Trenton International FF to the Ohio Independent FF to the Bare Bones FF to the Staten Island FF). Gill, who holds twin BAs from Oberlin College (in Film and History) and works as a sequence editor for several television shows on the A&E network, has recently finished a filmic adaptation with director Rachel Klein of her play "La Enferma," and has several film and theatrical projects in the pipeline including the horror documentary "Mather Point," the disaster film "Stormnado," and the madcap sci-fi "Black Hole Adventure."