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Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre

Sinking Ship Productions presents the World Premiere of Powerhouse, a new devised play created by director Jon Levin, writer Josh Luxenberg and the Sinking Ship ensemble. Powerhouse runs now through November 23, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews began November 3 for tonight's November 6 opening. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Inspired by swing music, animated cartoons and futuristic machines, Powerhouse takes the audience inside the mind of the brilliant, idiosyncratic composer and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott. Eccentric and obsessive, he wrote fast-paced, tightly orchestrated compositions, attempting to reinvent swing in the 1930s. Wildly successful in his own time, his music would be completely forgotten were it not for its use in countless Looney Tunes cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s. Using physical theater, music, and puppetry, Sinking Ship''s Powerhouse spins a kaleidoscopic, kinetic story about creativity and the chasm between what an artist imagines and what his audience perceives.

The cast includes Erik Lochtefeld (Metamorphoses on Broadway, February House at The Public) as Raymond Scott, Tyler Bunch ("The Muppets," "Sesame Street"), Jessica Frey (Clown Bar at The Box, Ten with Partial Comfort), Spencer Lott, Clare McNulty, Hanley Smith and Eric Wright (Compulsion at The Public & Yale Rep).

The creative team includes The Puppet Kitchen (Puppet Design), Nicholas Houfek (Lighting Design), Sean Brennan (Sound Design), Erin Schultz (Costume Design), Claire Kavanah (Props Design) and Carolyn Mraz (Desk Design). The production team includes Dina Vovsi (Producer) and Carly Levin (Production Stage Manager).

Performances are Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets from $15 to $45. A limited number of $18 tickets for those under 25 years old (with valid ID) are available at the box office on the night of the show only. For tickets visit www.Powerhouse-ThePlay.com or call 1-888-596-1027. The running time is 90 minutes. For more info visit www.Powerhouse-ThePlay.com, Like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PuppetPlaylist, and follow on Twitter at @TheShipSinks.

Photo Credit: Justin Khalifa

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Jessica Frey (Pearl Zimney)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Eric Wright, Tyler Bunch, Spencer Lott (The Animators: Mel, Chuck, and Carl)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Clare McNulty, Spencer Lott (Carl)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Erik Lochtefeld (Raymond Scott)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Hanley Smith (Dorothy Collins) and Erik Lochtefeld (Raymond Scott)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Hanley Smith, Eric Wright, Clare McNulty (Otter puppeteers)

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
Otter and Booby - Hanley Smith, Eric Wright (obscured), Clare McNulty (Otter puppeteers), Tyler Bunch and Spencer Lott (Booby puppeteers)

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