SOVEREIGN

Genre: Drama
Written by Mac Rogers, Directed by Jordana Williams

Gideon Productions will present Sovereign, the third and final installment of Mac Rogers’ (Universal Robots;Viral) science fiction epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, June 14-July 1 as part of BFG Collective’s six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City).The production will be directed by Jordana Williams (Viral; Hail Satan) and will feature Hanna Cheek as Ronnie (GOODBAR with Waterwell/The Public; The Pumpkin Pie Show; Hostage Song), Neimah Djourabchi (The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G with Vampire Cowboys; Action Philosophers with Impetuous Theater Group), Matt Golden (Friends and Relations with No Anita No Productions; Mr. Met), Stephen Haskett as Abbie (Theater of the Arcade with Piper McKenzie Productions), Erin Jerozal (With Glee with Prospect Theater Company), Daryl Lathon (Infectious Opportunity with Nosedive Productions), Medina Senghore (All the Rage with Manhattan Theatre Source), Sara Thigpen (New York Innovative Theatre Outstanding Featured Actress Award for Burning the Old Man with Boomerang Theatre Company), and CL Weatherstone (Action Philosophers with Impetuous Theater Group). The creative team will include Props Design by Stephanie Cox-Williams (named NYC’s Queen of Gore by New York Press), Costume Design by Amanda Jenks (Letter from Algeria with GroundUP Productions), Sound Design by Jeanne Travis (New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination for Retro Productions’ The Desk Set), Lighting Design by Jennifer Linn Wilcox (Poe-Dunk with PlayLab NYC), and Set Design by Saundra Yaklin. The production will be Stage Managed by Nikki Castle.

In Sovereign, the human race is slowly rebuilding. Ronnie, now a battle-scarred Governor, must decide the fate of the greatest war criminal still living: her brother Abbie. Abbie's last desperate measure on behalf of the alien’s forces a confrontation between species that will forever change the future of the human race. 


About the Company: Gideon Productions, Llc

GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts lively, engaging plays that explore what's strange about being human and what's human about being strange, using familiar genres and cultural touchstones as a springboard to something wholly unexpected. Gideon primarily produces work by playwright Mac Rogers, including Viral (Outstanding Production of a Play, FringeNYC 2009; 2010 ITBA Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show; two ITBA citations for Individual Performances), Universal Robotsco-produced with Manhattan Theatre Source (4 2009 NYIT Award Nominations, including Outstanding Playwright and Production of a Play), and Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwright, FringeNYC 2007; Backstage "Performance to Remember"). Gideon has also produced several musicals by Williams/Rogers/Williams, including Fleet Week (Outstanding Musical, FringeNYC 2005), Air Guitar (FringeNYC 2006), and The First Annual St. Ignatius Channukah Pageant (Theatre Row, 2005). Gideon and Mac Rogers spent three years in residence at the Vampire Cowboys' monthly episodic workshop, The Saturday Night Saloon. Gideon's own Blueprint Project presented four playwrights' (Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, Crystal Skillman, and Catherine Trieschmann) profoundly different takes on the exact same plot.

Open:   06/14/12
Close:   07/01/12

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, and Monday June 18 & Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm.
Theater:   Secret Theatre
Address:   4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Cost:&18;$15
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Company: Gideon Productions, Llc         Official Web Site: www.gideonth.com