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'TraumNovela' Alternative Dance Premieres at Barrow St.

TraumNovela, a dynamic new alternative dance theater piece, will have its premiere September 22 - October 14 at the Barrow Street Theater.  An official opening night is set for September 26, 2007.  The new work will be play the Barrow Street concurrently with the hit musical Gone Missing and the upcoming Baby Wants Candy.  TraumNovela is a production of Six Figures Theatre Company.

TraumNovela is created by Juan Borona (choreographer), Cris Buchner (director) and Bettina Sheppard (music, lyrics and musical direction).  The show also features costumes from the collection of fashion designer Zaldy.

The complete cast includes Damian Norfleet, Brittany Mayer, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Becca Blackwell, Meg Benfield, Bettina Sheppard, Evan Edwards, Anna Kepe, Shelly Ley, Danilo Barbieri, Steven W. Nielsen, Lauren Rodriguez, Heather White, Mayumi Asada and Anthony Castellanos.  Makeup Design is by Tiffany Vollmer and Lighting Design is by Jason Reuter.

"TraumNovela explores one man's spiral into obsession.  'This Man' finds himself in a strange nightclub populated by performers who may or may not be fragments of his own splintering mind.  As he travels deeper within this strangely intriguing underworld in search of his lost wife, he encounters a Freudian dreamscape that changes him in ways he could never have imagined.  This gloriously strange dance musical is inspired by Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler," describe press notes.

TraumNovela previews September 22 at 8PM, September 23 at 3PM & 8PM and September 25 at 8PM.  It opens September 26 at 8PM and continues on September 28 at 8PM, September 29 at 8PM, September 30 at 3PM, October 1 at 8PM, October 5 at 10PM, October 6 at 10PM, October 7 at 8PM, October 8 at 8PM, October 12 at 10PM, October 13 at 10PM and October 14 at 8PM.

Tickets are $18.00 and are available through Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.   The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village. For more information, visit www.barrowstreettheatre.com.  


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