The Flea Theater presents Black Moon SALOME, Previewing 5/8
The Flea Theater presents Black Moon Theatre Company's production of Oscar Wilde's erotic and decadent 1891 classic SALOME. Directed by Rene Migliaccio, previews begin July 8 at The Flea. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, July 13.
SALOME tells the Biblical story of the step-daughter of King Herod
Antipas. Much to the dismay of her step-father, but to the delight of her mother Herodias, Salome requests the head of Iokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as reward for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils, for revenge on Iokanaan who refused to yield to her desires.
In this new multi-media adaptation of SALOME, Rene Migliaccio's
staging illustrates the never-ending struggle between eroticism and death, love and destruction, passion and restraint. The production looks at the young virgin Salome as the by-product of the moral ills of a society that has created such a psychotic persona.
SALOME stars Alessio Bordoni, Karina Fernicola-Ikezoe, Tatyana Kot, John Graham and Martin Meccouri. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The production team includes Jason Sturm (lighting), Natasa Trifan (choreography), India Evans (mixed-media collages set design),
Brenda Cooney (dramaturg/assistant director), Amaury Groc (music), and Hope Governali (costumes).
New York City's Black Moon Theatre Company was founded in 2001 by
Artistic Director Rene Migliaccio and Lori Vincent as an offshoot of
Black Moon Productions, which Migilaccio founded in L.A. in 1990.
Black Moon's New York productions include Dante's Divinia Commedia -
Inferno (FringeNYC, Prague Festival Praha), Kafka's The Metamorphosis
(FringeNYC, Phily Fringe, La MaMa, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe),
The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni (Lincoln Center, Meet The
Artist Series), The Bakkhai by Euripides (HERE), and Internationally,
the company has been seen in Germany, the UK, Canada, and the Czech
Rene Migliaccio received a Best Director Award from Los Angeles'
Dramalogue in 1987 for Armaggedon Outta Here. His production of
Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing was named Best Theatre of 1989 by the
Los Angeles Times. His directing credits include Fear and Misery of
the Third Reich with L.A.'s Open Fist Theatre Company, an adaptation
of the film Nosferatu at the Prithvi InterNational Theatre Festival in
India, Medea by Euripides with the Telluride Repertory Theatre
Company, Deathwatch by Jean Genet at The Powerhouse in Santa Monica,
The Cenci by Antonin Artaud at UCLA, and Don Juan by Moliere for
Stages of Learning Company, among many others. In September 2011, he
will direct The Maids by Jean Genet in Norway.
The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing
Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway
companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding
achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea
has presented nearly 100 plays and numerous dance and live music
performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the
premieres of Anne Nelson's The Guys; six plays by A.R. Gurney (Post
Mortem, O Jerusalem, Screenplay, Mrs. Farnsworth, A Light Lunch and
Office Hours); Mac Wellman's Cellophane and Two September; Roger
Rosenblatt's Ashley Montana Goes Ashore... and The Oldsmobiles;
Elizabeth Swados' JABU and Kaspar Hauser; Karen Finley's Return of the
Chocolate Smeared Woman; Adam Rapp's Bingo with the Indians; Will
Eno'sOh, The Humanity and other exclamations; Thomas Bradshaw's Dawn;
The Great Recession; Jonathan Reynolds' Girls in Trouble; Bathsheba
Doran's Parents' Evening; American Sexy by Trista Baldwin; Future
Anxiety by Laurel Haines, and Just Cause by Zack Russell.
SALOME runs July 8 - 23, Tuesday - Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 3pm &
9pm. Running time is 90 minutes. The Flea is located at 41 White
Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close
to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines. Tickets are $18 and
are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.
Please also note: all Tuesday performances are Pay-What-You-Can,
subject to availability at the door, only 1 ticket per person.