Revenge Comedy F*CK M*RRY K*LL to Make World Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
Less Than Rent Theatre announced today their upcoming world premiere production of F*CK M*RRY K*LL (FMK), a Jacobean revenge comedy set in suburban Connecticut, written by James Presson and directed by Sash Bischoff.
It was previously developed at the Lincoln Center Lab and held a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons in May 2017.
FMK will begin performances on October 27, with an official opening on October 30, for a limited run through November 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets for FMK go on sale on September 21 and are available at www.lessthanrent.org/fmk.
In FMK, the teens of Greenport, CT face a chaotic spring semester as they grapple with loyalty, lust, narcissism, and nihilism before hitting the most important night of their lives: prom. FMK mashes up the high drama of Jacobean theater with classic high school tropes into a fast-paced and highly stylized epic- Secrets are spilled, backs are stabbed, and the survivors are left to count the dead and wonder how and why they got out alive.
FMK stars Lilly Englert (Pericles) as an angst-ridden prom queen, Alex Breaux (Red Speedo) as a wanderer with more baggage than can fit in his backpack, and Robbie Collier Sublett (Other Desert Cities) as a lovable pothead whose dreams of escape go horribly awry.
The cast also includes Ismenia Mendes (The Liar, Shakespeare in the Park's Troilus and Cressida), Brian Miskell (The Antipodes), Josh Salt (Les Liasons Dangereuses), Rachel Franco (Nibbler), Lance Lemon ("Loving"), and Riley Suter (Wilderness), as well as LTR company members Rachel B. Joyce, Cory Asinofsky, and Jacob Presson.
FMK is choreographed by Jennifer Jancuska (Hamilton, resident choreographer). It will feature scenic design by Jessie Bonaventure (The Bad Years), costume design by David Crowley (Searching for Romeo), lighting design by Jamie Roderick (Midnight at the Never Get), and sound design by Kate Marvin (Somebody's Daughter). Jenna Grossano will produce with Nora McNally who also serves as the production manager.
The performance schedule for FMK is as follows: Friday, October 27 through Monday, October 30 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, November 1 through Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm; Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm. Tickets go on sale on September 21 at www.lessthanrent.org/fmk. Pre-sale tickets will be available for donors and Less Than Rent subscribers on September 14.
Less Than Rent Theatre (LTR) creates dynamic and dangerous theatre where the energy is explosive and the volume is turned all the way up. Whether we're presenting a new work from a fresh voice, a remix of a classic, or a devised piece by the ensemble, LTR's goal is to perpetually skew the theatrical canon with a signature combination of passion, curiosity, and swagger. Founded in 2010, LTR has produced eleven full-length plays, as well as numerous readings and workshops. Their work has been seen at HERE Arts Center, La Mama, 59E59, Walkerspace, Theatre Row, Axis Theatre, Horse Trade Theater Group, Wild Project, and The Brick, among others. In addition to multiple FringeNYC and United Solo awards and NYIT nominations, they were named Indie Theater Now's "People of the Year" in 2013.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
JAMES PRESSON is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Less Than Rent. His plays include FUCK MARRY KILL (developed at Lincoln Center), MARY IN THE CLUB (Gym @ Judson), DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES (Ars Nova ANT Fest), LONG DIVISION (Portland Center Stage JAW Fest), OUTLAWS (Goodspeed New Musicals, "The Score" at le poisson rouge, music/lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen), FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS (Walkerspace), LITTLE TOWN BLUES (Wild Project), ARCHIE'S FINAL PROJECT (Stage74, music/lyrics by Oyen), LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU'RE THE VERY MAN (Less Than Rent, co-written with SP Monahan), MONEY$HOT (Orlando Rep, music/lyrics by Oyen), and THE ICEBERG THEORY (Sewanee Writers Conference). He co-wrote VOICES IN CONFLICT with Bonnie Dickinson, which ran at The Vineyard Theatre and Fairfield Theatre Company. He later collaborated on the teleplay for the film version that aired on PBS and was awarded two Regional Emmy Awards. Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Official selection: ASCAP workshop, Sewanee Writers Conference, Gingold Group Speakers Corner. Awards: NY Fringe, United Solo, Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. TV: Vinyl (HBO), Civil (TNT), Get Shorty (Epix), Royally (Official Selection NYTVF).
Sash Bischoff is a director whose credits include LONG DIVISION (Portland Center Stage), FLEE (NYSAF/Naked Angels, Colt Coeur), FUCK MARRY KILL (Lincoln Center workshop), HOTEL (The Civilians), CANDYLAND, LIFE, and TABOO (Ars Nova), SHREK (National Tour), THE WHITE PARTY (Clubbed Thumb, National Black Theatre), BABS THE DODO, SWEPT, TALK TO ME OF LOVE, COLD, and SEVEN CATEGORIES (Williamstown), MINE (Chautauqua), HOW THE MOON WOULD TALK (Keen Company), The Johnsons (Judson), NORWAY (The ____ Space), THE NINTH HOUR (Rockwood), #SERIALS (The Flea), ELEVEN SHADES OF BLUE and BODEGA PRICING (Pipeline), Chary/Gwinn Concert (54Below), THE QUICKEST WAY (F*It Club), THE AGE OF MAN (NYU Grad), UN-UTERO (Columbia MFA), TOP GIRLS and HAY FEVER (Stella Adler), I SHOULD SAVE THIS (Dixon Place), THE BOX SHOW (PIT, Radd, Dixon, Fringe, Fringe Encore, United Solo). Princeton University.
Alex Breaux: Broadway: Brodie in The Real Thing (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop), The Rape of the Sabine Women... (Playwrights Realm), Troilus and Cressida (NYSF/The PUBLIC), Much Ado About Nothing (NYSF/The PUBLIC), Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), The Sky and the Limit (SUMMERSHORTS, 59E59). Juilliard: Buried Child, Hamlet, Middletown. Upcoming Films: Bushwick (Sundance and Cannes 2017), CAMPFIRE ALPHA, I Didn't Come Here to Make Love, CakeFace. Film: Katie Says Goodbye, Josephine. Training: The Juilliard School, B.A. Harvard University. www.alexbreaux.com. IG: cali_breaux
Ismenia Mendes: THE LIAR (CSC), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Public - Delacorte), GRAND CONCOURSE, YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA (Playwrights Horizons). THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN (The Signature Theater), FAMILY FURNITURE (The Flea), BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Katharine/Boy in HENRY V (Two River Theater). TV/Film: Anja Jacobs on High Maintenance (HBO); The Devil You Know (HBO pilot: Jenji Kohan/Gus Van Sant). Training: Juilliard.
Lilly Englert made her Off-Broadway debut as Hermia in Julie Taymor's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at TFANA. Other credits include Cissy in MCC's PUNK ROCK (dir. Trip Cullman); Marina in TFANA's production of PERICLES (dir. Trevor Nunn); Cordelia in KING LEAR opposite Michael Pennington. Film credits include The Wilde Wedding opposite Glenn Close and John Malkovich and the upcoming Ask for Jane. Lilly trained at Stella Adler.
Brian Miskell: Off-Broadway: THE ANTIPODES (Signature Theatre), THE FLICK (Barrow Street Theatre), THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW, AFGHANISTAN ZIMBABWE AMERICA KUWAIT, THE HILL TOWN PLAYS (Rattlestick). Other recent credits include THE ALIENS (The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., and West Coast Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse), EIGHTYTHREE DOWN (Horse Trade Theater Group; NY Innovative Theatre Nomination), BARN (Rising Phoenix Rep). Film: The Raft, Adventure Film, Ten-One. A company member of Rising Phoenix Rep, Brian studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. www.brianmiskell.com.
Robbie Collier SUBLETT: Broadway: OTHER DESERT CITIES (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway/NY: HER REQUIEM (LCT3); writer/creator of YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS' DIVORCE (The Flea & Williamstown, published by DPS); THE WII PLAYS (Ars Nova); PERFECT HARMONY (Theatre Row); Zayd Dohrn's LONG WAY GO DOWN (Clurman Lab); GONE MISSING (Barrow Street). Regional: AMADEUS (Chicago Shakes); THE CHERRY ORCHARD and LIFE OF GALILEO (NJ Shakes). Film: I Don't Know How She Does It; White Irish Drinkers; Hachi: A Dog's Tale; Mystery Team; Lifelines. TV: HBO's Codes of Conduct (dir. Steve McQueen); Law & Order: SVU; Forever; Blue Bloods; Person of Interest; The Good Wife; Perception; Golden Boy; Welcome to the Wayne; Camp WWE; Speed Racer: The Next Generation; Casper's Scare School; Team Umizoomi; Leashes; The Magic Hour; Ziptronik Megablast. The Civilians: Associate Artist. NYU: BFA.
Josh Salt: Broadway: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (with Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (w/ Daniel Radcliffe), NYC: INDEPENDENCE (La Jolla Playhouse Workshop, dir. Des McAnuff), F*CK MARRY KILL (LCT Director's Lab and Less Than Rent), Regional: TEDDY FERRERA, World Premiere (Goodman), 4000 MILES (Northlight Theatre), YELLOW MOON (Writers Theatre) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Center Stage), TV: Blue Bloods (CBS), The Deuce (HBO), Power (Starz), Chicago PD (NBC), Chicago Fire (NBC), Person of Interest (CBS) Film: Cut Shoot Kill (2017).
Rachel Franco: Recent credits include the Off-Broadway premiere of NIBBLER (The Amoralists / Rattlestick) and HIGH SCHOOL COVEN at the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival. Workshops: F#$K MARRY KILL (Less Than Rent), INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL RELATIONS (New Dramatists). TV: Wonderama (PIX11). She has a BFA in Drama from NYU. rachelgfranco.com.
LANCE LEMON: Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Acting and Film Major at the Universtiy of Virginia (UVA), this is his 2nd stage production with Less Than Rent and his debut on The New York Stage. Lance's latest work includes Jeff Nichols' Loving where he played alongside Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. He is just returning from Alaska while working with Rocket Raptor Productions on their feature, Last 40 Miles. He recently finished a short with C. Craig Paterson and Seat 6 Films titled Girl that has been selected into all the major film festivals. Stage is his first love, but he has made his transition to film and T.V. He is excited to be back on the stage with a team that he really loves!
RILEY SUTER: Off-Broadway: WILDERNESS at Abrons Arts Center. BFA Acting, Pace University
RACHEL B. JOYCE is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Less Than Rent Theatre. She is the executive producer and star of the digital comedy Royally (Official Selection at NYTVF, FirstGlance Films). New York: OUR TOWN (GreenWood), LYSISTRATA (Two Headed Rep), LONG DIVISION (MITF), and many LTR productions. Workshops: Judson, Playwrights Horizons, New Georges, Lincoln Center, LPR, 59E59, the Tank, and more. TV: Younger, The Jim Gaffigan Show. Fordham University. rachelbjoyce.com
JACOB PRESSON: New York/Regional: OUR TOWN (Green-Wood Cemetery, dir. James Presson), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare on the Sound, dir Joanna Settle) and TAILSPIN! (NYC Fringe). As a playwright, his critically acclaimed play, VERY BAD WORDS, was presented at the NYC Fringe Festival of 2013 and subsequently with The Semicolon Theatre Company. Various developmental workshops and readings include BZ genesis WORKS at Playwrights Horizons, The Pantry Reading Lab and Wide Eyed Productions Seven Deadly Winks Reading Series at The Drama League. He is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and a proud member of Less Than Rent Theatre. Find out more at: jacobpresson.com
Cory Asinofsky is a Brooklyn based actor. Past credits include: George Gibbs in OUR TOWN (Greenwood Cemetery), Marc Antony in PUPPET JULIUS CAESAR (Puppet Shakespeare Players) Horatio in PUPPET HAMLET (Puppet Shakespeare Players), WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART (Less Than Rent), DESIRE! A VARSOUVIANA (Less Then Rent), FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS (Less Than Rent), LITTLE TOWN BLUES (Less Than Rent). Cory is a proud member of Less Than Rent Theatre Company and holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.