Casting Announced for NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE
Stripped Scripts (with Executive Producer Greg Schaffert) will present the NYC Premiere of Kieron Barry's Tomorrow in the Battle, directed by Tana Sirois (The Last Eden with Dirt [contained] Theatre Company) at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue), October 11-28 with performances Monday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm & 10pm, and Saturday at 3pm & 7pm.
Tickets ($25-$59) are available online at www.strippedscripts.com or by calling 212-352-3101. The New York premiere is being presented at Theater 511 as part of the Ars Nova Fling program. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become the reality of the lives we lead? A tale of obsession and betrayal, Tomorrow in the Battle paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London's elite navigate their own professional and moral crises.
The cast, just announced, will feature Patrick Hamilton (Pimm's Mission with Oberon Theatre Ensemble at 59E59), Ruth Mahala Sullivan (The Popular Truth Game Show at The Brick), and Allison Threadgold (Antigone with Fusion Theater at Theatre Row) with Original Music by Jonathan Sanford (Don't Mess With Julie Whitfield at Tribeca Film Festival), Set Design by Chika Shimizu (The Seagull at Access Theater with director Lillian Meredith), Lighting Design by David Shocket (Associate on Tick, Tick, Boom! with Keen Company), and Costume Design by Beth Morgan (GLOW on Netflix).
Tomorrow in the Battle originally premiered at Stageworks/Hudson in 2012 and Samuel French published the play earlier this year.
KIERON BARRY (Playwright) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. Sixteen of his plays have been produced in the UK, US, Canada and South Africa. These include the verbatim drama Stockwell, which enjoyed two sell-out runs in London and was described by The Times in its five-star review as 'more gripping than anything else to be seen in the London theatre.' He is also the author of the one-act comedy Numbers which was described as 'sharp and funny, terrifying and inspiring' in Lucy Kerbel's book 100 Great Plays For Women where it appeared alongside plays by Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and Euripides. His other plays include Black Soap, Cumquats, The Problem Of Sex, Or: Why Are We In Afghanistan? and Lord Beckington (90) Reads From His Award-Winning Romantic Memoirs.
Tana Sirois (Director) graduated with a BA in Acting from The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts and currently acts as the Performing Arts Director for Long Island City Artists, Inc at The Plaxall Gallery. She co-founded Dirt [contained] Theatre Company, which focuses on making provocative, socially conscious theatre with an absurd twist. Tana's directing credits include Alice In Wonderland (The Players' Ring), The Yellow Wallpaper (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Easy Laughter (LIPA), The Elbisnopsers (The Jewel Theatre), co-director on The Chairs (The Players' Ring, Dirt [contained]), and Seascape With Sharks And Dancer (CAP 21). Most recently, Dirt [contained] produced an immersive production of Fernando Arrabal's Garden Of Delights at The Plaxall Gallery. Tana is a current cast member of Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy (The SoHo Playhouse). More information at tanasirois.com and dirtcontained.com.
STRIPPED SCRIPTS creates a unique environment for collaboration between actors and writers telling stories in front of an intimate audience. Stripped Scripts' Productions strives to identify and cultivate exceptional work hoping to explore unexpected approaches to both new and previously produced works, as well as new spaces for presenting theater. Stripped Scripts Readings hosts unrehearsed readings stripped away of elaborate sets, stage directions, and costuming, in order to focus on the actor's choices and the words of the text allowing for in the moment, organic development of the liaison between writer and actors. Stripped Scripts was founded by Allison Threadgold in 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA and is now headquartered in NYC. www.strippedscripts.com
Pictured: Allison Threadgold and Patrick Hamilton. Photo by Edjo Wheeler.