Photo Flash: First Look at NIX at Planet Connections
The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents NIX, a new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm's way for justice. After receiving the PCTF Award for outstanding lyrics, & nominations for Outstanding, Direction, Script & Production in 2015, Katherine Brann Fredricks helms a cast of seven, including Laurel Caruso, Darilyn Castillo*, Carlos Martin*, Toni Martin*, Damian Norfleet*, Jody Reynard*, and Nicholas Sotack*. Six performances of NIX will be staged at the Paradise Factory, Upstairs Theatre, 64 E. 4th St., NYC from June 21-July 9 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 13 - July 10 at the Paradise Factory in New York City.
Petra is a war widow, supporting herself & her daughter by hauling waste water away from fracking wells. When a water quality engineer suddenly disappears, Petra blows the whistle on her boss to uncover the mystery. Petra's in love with a Mayor who can't take action without hard data; working for an entrepreneur who pumps out disinformation faster than oil; called crazy for valuing health over local industry. This contemporary musical adaptation of Hamlet features rap, latin & rock music styles. NIX is a mix of Shakespeare's most famous play & Erin Brockovich. Tell a rich man he could lose everything and see what happens.
NIX is presented by the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Producer/Director/Script: Katherine Brann Fredricks;Composer: Massimo Malavasi; Musical Director: Salomon Lerner; Choreographer: Shelly Hutchinson; Lighting Designer: Andrew Scharwath; Casting: Cindi Rush, CSA; Graphics: Mary Williams; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
NIX plays the following schedule as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity: Tuesday June 21 @ 9:00pm; Friday June 24 @ 5:30pm; Saturday June 25 @ 12:30pm; Sunday June 26 @ 8:15pm; Thursday July 7 @ 5:30pm; and Saturday July 9 @ 5:15pm.