MYTH KEEPER to Play The Brick

MYTH KEEPER to Play The Brick

In 2012, Dr. Charles Scarborough's medical license was revoked, and he was arrested for 821 counts of insurance fraud. Held on half a billion dollars' bail, and at 77 years old, his family thought he would spend the rest of his life in jail.

A play based on true events about a misanthropic, entertaining, brilliant man who thrives in chaos. Myth Keeper: A True Story explores the mythology of a southern family through confessional story-telling, neo-fairy tales, and twenty years of family letters, including playwright Katharine Scarborough's 77-year old father's jailhouse correspondence.

Katharine Scarborough is a New York City based theater artist. She received her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama, and was a 2014 Resident Artist with Mabou Mines, where she first developed Myth Keeper. Favorite credits Include: Alison's House - Mrs. Hodges (Metropolitan Playhouse), Pericles - The Bawd (New Ensemble Workshop), The Tale of Jamie Freel - The Widow Freel (NY Children's Theater Festival), Moon for the Misbegotten - Josie (New School for Drama Thesis Project), Fen - Nell (New School for Drama),Execution of Justice - Carol Ruth Silver (New School for Drama), The Inspector General - Zemlianika (Moscow Art Theater School).

Kai Hsiang Tu is a director of theatre and film based in New York City. Kai has developed work with companies both in New York and internationally, including the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Stage & Film, The Brick, Naked Angels, Gowanus Art+Production, Wide Eyed Productions, The New School for Drama, National Theatre (Taiwan) and the Tainaner Ensemble (Taiwan). Recent NYC directing credits include Myth Keeper by Katharine Scarborough (Dixon Place), CLIFF by Ryan Feyk (FringeNYC) and A History of Marriage by Jason Kim (The Green Building, Brooklyn).

Written by: Katharine Scarborough, Directed by: Kai-Hsiang Tu

Performed by: Katharine Scarborough, Jack Plowe, Elizabeth Fleming, Christine Perrotta, Mackenzie Knapp

Myth Keeper: A True Story will play at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) December 29th, 2015 through January 9th, 2016. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111.

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit http://www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn's destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner-Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee-Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater's most innovative artists, including Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.

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