Mac Rogers' MUSICAL CHAIRS To Premiere at The Brick In October
Gideon Productions, the company behind the multiple New York Times Critic's Pick The Honeycomb Trilogy, will present the New York Premiere of playwright Mac Rogers' award-winning (Critic's Pick at the Cincy Fringe Festival) drama MUSICAL CHAIRS, October 19-27 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn). Performances will be on Friday, October 19 at 9:30pm, Saturday, October 20 at 9;30pm, Friday, October 26 at 9:30pm, and Saturday, October 27 at 9:30pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1000126. The show will run approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission.
A three-person relationship wouldn't be most people's cup of tea, but for Jess, Owen, and Ruth, it seems to work. So, they decide to make it official: Ruth moves in. They figure out how to make it legal. It's only then that the three spouses learn that marriage - especially in a scarily changing world - isn't any easier with three.
The production will be directed by Jordana Williams (Steal the Stars; The Honeycomb Trilogy) and will feature Rebecca Comtois (Viral; Steal the Stars), Mac Rogers (NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee for The Adventures of Nervous-Boy with Nosedive Productions), and Kristen Vaughan (Frankenstein Upstairs; The Honeycomb Trilogy; NYIT Outstanding Lead Actress Winner for Benefactors).
Mac Rogers (Playwright/Owen) is an award-winning playwright and audio dramatist. His sci-fi thriller podcasts The Message, Steal the Stars, and LifeAfter were downloaded over 7 million times. His plays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (New York Times and Backstage Critic's Picks, winner of the NYIT Award for Best Premiere Production), Viral (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC, 2009), and Universal Robots (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards). Mac's plays have earned him critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Time Out New York, The New York Post, and many others.
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.