Cast Set for To-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE at The Paradise Factory
To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz (She-She-She in Ice Factory Festival; Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24.
Performances will be Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm andFriday and Saturday at 8pm with matinees on Saturday, September 17 & 24 and Sunday, September 11 & 18 at 2pm, and an opening night performance on Monday, September 12 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.tobyforproductions.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
The cast will feature Victoria Frings (An Enemy of the People on Broadway; Tales from Red Vienna with Manhattan Theatre Club), Anastasia Olowin (The Killer with Theatre for a New Audience; Rhinbecca NY with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble), Eric Miler (rogerandtom at HERE; Sweet Storm with LAByrinth), and Sathya Sridharan (This is How it Ends at 59E59; The Fatal Eggs with The Araca Group).
The creative team will include Sound Design by Nathan Leigh (Gothamist's Sound Design of the Year for The Debate Society's The Eaten Heart) Lighting Design by Mike McGee (Too Many Lenas 3: Let them Eat Cake with Ars Nova/New Ohio), Costume Design by Alice Tavener (You, My Mother with Two-Headed Calf/La MaMa), and Set Design by Justin Townsend (TONY nominee for American Psycho; Drama Desk Award-winner for American Psycho and The Humans).
A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. That is, until she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. This rapidly moving, madcap comedy explores how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.
Crowded Fire Theater in San Francisco, CA presented the World Premiere of Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love in February 2016.
TO-BY-FOR PRODUCTIONS is a female-driven theatre and film Production Company dedicated to making work by women, for everyone. They aim to tell three-dimensional female stories through a non-male lens, to challenge the industry standard that art by and about women will only be consumed by women, and to produce each work in the medium that best suits the story. Since their inception last year, they have produced After Ever After, a web series that explores Disney's damaging romantic paradigms, Stitches, a world premiere play about self-betterment and self-harm, and Marie Marie Marlene, an original cabaret act about celebrity branding and worship as told through the life and legend of Marlene Dietrich. For more, go to www.tobyforproductions.com.