Random Access Theatre Announces Its 2019 Season Of The Storm
Diving into its ninth season, Random Access Theatre is thrilled to introduce the season of the storm in 2019! Focusing around William Shakespeare's The Tempest, three productions over the course of the year will explore themes of magic, loss and forgiveness. First, Adam Bertocci's new play Miranda from Stormville receives its world premiere as part of IRT's 3B Development Series March 14-24. Next, take to the water in late August for a special presentation of Thomas Duffet's restoration comedy The Mock Tempest performed on a boat. And last, return to where it all began in September with The Tempest, performance dates TBD. The 2019 season officially kicks off on Friday, January 25th with a Bar Fun-Raiser at SideBar near Union Square. Featuring games, prizes and booze, tickets are $10-30 and can be purchased at randomaccesstheatre.com.
About Miranda from Stormville: In small town New Jersey, somewhere off the Garden State Parkway, a great storm is raging. But inside their little house, Miranda Milano watches the once magical energy drain from her Pops eyes. Their dormant life is shocked awake by the arrival of two young men, stranded by car trouble, who cause a shift in the fabric of the family's life. But is their random arrival actually random at all? A modern re-telling of William Shakespeare's The Tempest from Adam Bertocci (Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance), Miranda from Stormville asks: how do we escape circumstances we can't avoid? How do we continue on when hope is lost? Directed by Random Access Theatre's artistic director Jennifer Sandella, the world premiere cast features Anna Cain, Brendan Cataldo*, James A. Pierce III*, Mackenzie Menter, Gabe Templin, and Richard Wayne* (* these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association). Performances run at IRT March 14-24. Tickets will be available soon at randomaccesstheatre.com.
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT's mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, & Mike Daisey. For info visit www.irttheater.org. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Councilmember Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York(A.R.T./New York).
Random Access Theatre reclaims and re-imagines works of the past as a way to engage in modern issues, while simultaneously nurturing the development of new pieces from emerging New York City artists.