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Gideon Productions Presents ALMELEM at The Brick

Gideon Productions will present the World Premiere production of ALMELEM, written by Sean Williams and directed by Jordana Williams (Mac Rogers' The Honeycomb Trilogy) at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue at Lorimer Street, Brooklyn) as part of FringeNYC's Bring Your Own Venue Program, October 12-27. Performances will be on Friday, October 12 at 7pm, Saturday, October 13 at 7pm, Sunday, October 14 at 2pm, Monday, October 15 at 7pm, Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, Friday, October 19 at 7pm, Saturday, October 20 at 7pm, Sunday, October 21 at 2pm, Thursday, October 25 at 7pm, Friday, October 26 at 7pm, and Saturday, October 27 at 7pm. Tickets ($20) are available in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/almelem-fringebyov-tickets-49873135892. The performance will run approximately two hours, including an intermission.

ALMELEM is a biblical backstager, set in the first century C.E., about a small group of con artists and true disciples fumbling toward the greatest story ever told. From the team behind FringeNYC hits VIRAL, HAIL SATAN, and FLEET WEEK.

The cast will feature Nat Cassidy* (2 time NY Innovative Theatre Award winner), Yolanda Kay (Sovereign with Gideon Productions), Dani Martineck (Merrily, Merrily with Spicy Witch Productions), Charleigh E. Parker (Twelfth Night, or What You Will with Pig Iron Theatre Company), Mac Rogers (Ligature Marks at The Brick), and Kristen Vaughan (Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches at UNDER St. Marks) with Set & Lighting Design by Will Lowry (Hearts Like Fists with Flux Theatre Ensemble), Costume Design by Amanda Jenks (Assistant Designer, Carousel on Broadway), and Sound Design & Original Music by Jacob Subotnick (The American Play with The Dirty Blondes).

Sean Williams (Playwright) is a writer, actor and producer. He is a founding member of Gideon Productions which has been producing plays in New York and around the country for the last 18 years. Notable productions include Viral, Frankenstein Upstairs, Universal Robots and The Honeycomb Trilogy (at The Gym at Judson). Sean's writing has been published in Slate, Huffington Post, Reader's Digest and The New Yorker.

Jordana Williams (Director) primarily directs for Gideon Productions: The Honeycomb Trilogy, Musical Chairs, God of Obsidian, Universal Robots, Asymmetric, Ligature Marks, Frankenstein Upstairs, Viral, Hail Satan, and three seasons with the Vampire Cowboys' genre-bending Saturday Night Saloon. Other favorite directing credits include Alexandria with Sanguine Theatre Company, Kill Shakespeare at HERE and NY Comic Con and The Particulars with The Bridge Theatre Company. Jordana also directed the million-plus downloaded audio drama Steal the Stars for Tor Labs/Gideon Media.

Gideon Productions crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidoscope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what's strange about being human and what's human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content. www.gideonth.com

Previous shows include the critically acclaimed productions of Universal Robots at The Sheen Center, The Honeycomb Trilogy at The Gym at Judson, Frankenstein Upstairs at The Secret, Asymmetric at 59E59, and Viral at FringeNYC '09.



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