Theatre of the Expendable Presents ST NICHOLAS 6/17-7/3
In the tradition of Irish storytelling, Theatre Of the Expendable will present Conor McPherson's St Nicholas, starring Darrell James as a jaded theatre critic who recounts his obsession with a beautiful young actress, and how that obsession led him into a macabre world of savage vampires. The production will be directed by Theatre Of the Expendable's Artistic Director, Jesse Edward Rosbrow.
The creative team will include Lighting Design by Ryan Metzler and Costume and Props Design by Jennifer Raskopf. The production will be Stage Managed by Melissa A. Nathan.
The production, presented by Theatre Of the Expendable, will play at the WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenue, 4th Floor) June 17-19, 24-26, & 30, and July 1-3 at 8pm, June 20 & 27 at 3pm. Tickets ($12) are available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111.
Darrell James (Performer) has worked in theater, film, television, and radio. Most recently he could be seen as The Man in 7 Stories (Half Moon Theater); King Simonides in Pericles and Hippolito in Women Beware Women (Washington, DC); as the Captain in Widows (Greece/Tour); Daniel Lucas in The Reader (NY FRINGE Festival); as the Scoutmaster in Badge (Beacon Productions, NY); and as Oedipus in Oedipus at Colonus (Experimental Theater of Vassar College). Other credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, As You Like It, and Mad Forest - directed by Christopher Grabowski (Denver Center); Dial ‘M' for Murder and SLEUTH - for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Award for Best Actor (Pasadena Playhouse); The Importance of Being Earnest and Tales of Washington Irving - directed by Bart Sher (Portland Stage Company); and more. He holds an MFA in Acting from The National Theatre Conservatory in Denver Colorado (with Cicely Berry, Tony Church, Patrick Stewart) and a second MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Of Washington's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University (with Michael Kahn, Gary Logan, Rob Clare). For seven years, he taught The Actor's Craft at Vassar College where he still enjoys "guest teacher" status and teaches the occasional Master Class.
CONNER McPHERSON (Playwright) plays include The Seafarer (premiered on Broadway in 2007), Poor Beast in the Rain, Port Authority, Dublin Carol (premiered on Broadway in 2002), The Weir (premiered on Broadway in 1999), St Nicholas and This Lime Tree Bower. His plays have been performed at Atlantic Theater Company, Primary Stages, National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Gate Theatre, New Ambassadors Theatre, Duke of York's Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival and Bush Theatre. His plays have been performed across the United States, as well as in Ireland, England, Germany, France, Australia, Poland, Italy, Japan, Argentina and Uruguay. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2006 for Shining City, which premiered on Broadway in 2006; nominated for the 2002 South Bank Show Award for Best Play for Port Authority; received the 1999 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play, the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright, the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and was a finalist for the Lloyds Bank Playwright of the Year Award for The Weir; and was the joint winner of 1997 George Devine Award and the winner of the Meyer Whitworth Award for St Nicholas. Mr. McPherson's screenplays include Our Lady of the Forest for Channel 4, Brothers for Film Four, The Actors for Film Four/Miramax, Saltwater for Treasure Films/BBC (premiered at the Berlin Festival in 2000 and received The International Confederation of Art Cinemas Prize), I Went Down for BBC/Treasure Films (Best Screenplay, San Sebastian 1997, selected at Cannes Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Sundance Festival) and MacIntyre (commission for Treasure Films).
JESSE EDWARD ROSBROW (Director) Directing credits include: the New York premiere of Vaçlav Havel's Audience, Unveiling, Protest (John Housman Studio Theater); What Where by Samuel Beckett (The Ensemble Studio Theatre); Mare Cognitum (FringeNYC 2008/Theatre Of the Expendable); Almost Exactly Like Us, Mare Cognitum (2009), Three Sisters, Dick 2 (a.k.a. Richard II), and 6:1 (Theatre Of the Expendable). Producing credits include: the New York premiere of Cherry Docs (nominated for three New York Innovative Theatre Awards including "Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role", "Outstanding Director", and "Outstanding Production of a Play"), Almost Exactly Like Us, TotE's First Annual New Works Festival, Dick 2 (a.k.a. Richard II), The Tragedy of John, and The Ocean Is Big And The Sky Is Blue (Theatre Of the Expendable); Get S.O.M.! (a three-play repertory merger with Theatre Of the Small-Eyed Bear); Hello, My Name Is... (Living Image Arts, Theatre Row's Lion Theatre). Acting credits include: Four If By Space (www.fourifbyspace.net). Education credits include: BA from Vassar College, where he studied Drama (mostly directing) and Classics (mostly dead guys). Jesse is TotE's Artistic Director.
Theatre OF THE EXPENDABLE develops and produces plays that ask our audience members how people become expendable. Also, since we view no audience member as expendable, we keep our ticket prices low - often lower than, and never higher than, the price of an average movie theatre ticket. Theatre Of the Expendable has previously produced Cherry Docs (nominated for three New York Innovative Theatre Awards including "Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role", "Outstanding Director", and "Outstanding Production of a Play"), Almost Exactly Like Us, Three Sisters, Dick 2 (a.k.a. Richard ll), The Tragedy of John, The Ocean is Big and the Sky is Blue, and Mare Cognitum (FringeNYC 2008, Get S.O.M.! 2009).