Flea Theater Mainstage

Todays Date: 05/23/19
Last Update: 05/01/19 03:45:14 PM

Address: 41 White Street
New York, NY    10013

Phone: 212-226-2407
Location: White Street between Church and Broadway
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JACK OF CUPS  | Open: 05/31/19 Close: 06/08/19
Many years from now, long after The Flood That Drowned the World, a stranger, queerer, more loving world has sprouted from the rubble and ruins. Once a year, the many communities of this new world become one, gathering on a barren island for the Remembrance Festival. Amidst the games and food and drink, the sharing of knowledge and the telling of Big Stories, they are visited by a mysterious and legendary wanderer who has arrived to tell the biggest Big Story of all.

Written by Gabriel Rodriguez

Directed by Gabriel Rodriguez and Madeline Wall

Original music composed by Lukas Papenfusscline

Produced by Experimental Bitch Presents

Starring Gabriel Rodriguez (Water by the Spoonful/Lyric Stage Company) as Jack of Cups, featuring the Remembrance Festival Planning Committee, Lukas Papenfusscline, and Kayla Yee.

The creative team includes scenic design by Jennilee Aromando, lighting design by Elizabeth M. Stewart, costume design by Madeline Wall, stage management by Bleu Zephra Santiago, and technical supervisor Jack Scaletta. Produced by Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Sue Derrico, associate producer Sophia Valera Heinecke.

Producing company EBP is an assembly of femme, queer artists dedicated to building community and creating new and experimental work that disrupts, engages, and redefines the process of art-making. They embrace controversial questioning and seek out artistic forms that innovate the field by producing diverse bodies of work concerning contemporary feminism. EBP encourages audiences and artists to engage in action and conversation.

Spicy Witch Productions’ seventh season will explore the vital relationship between speech and power with William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in repertory with the World Premiere of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows by 2019 Writer-in-Residence Gina Femia. In the wake of the political and cultural tumults women have endured this year, SWP's season re-examines a frustratingly timeless question: even if you speak the truth, who will believe you?

The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows, inspired by Shakespeare’s famous problem play, is a hilarious exploration of teenage revolution in the face of petty authoritarianism. Set in a Catholic girls’ school, Gina Femia's play recounts the ripple effects caused by one student's decision to produce M4M2, a controversial sequel to Measure for Measure. 

SWP’s fresh take on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure tells the story of women coming together to uncover a history of sexual harassment buried within the Justice System. This production explores sisterhood through a problematic classic and uncovers the zany humor at its core.

About the Company: Spicy Witch Productions

Spicy Witch Productions explores gender and identity through the pairing of classical and contemporary plays in repertory. Dedicated to creating roles for women on and offstage, Spicy Witch aims to help close the gender gap in theater and to use the conversation between classical and contemporary text to initiate a dialogue and be a catalyst for social change.

Previous reps include The White Wife Series: Shakespeare's Othelloand Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief in 2013, Un-Rom Com: Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Veronaand Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw in 2014, The Cuntry Wife: William Wycherley's The Country Wifeand Elle Anhorn's (SWP 2015 Writer-in-Residence) The Cuntin 2015, Tragislasher Season: Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedyand Annette Storckman's (SWP 2016 WIR) Bonesetter: A Tragislasher in 2016, Reigning Women: Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuartand Kristin Slaney's (SWP 2017 WIR) COULD THIS MEETING HAVE BEEN AN EMAILin 2017, and Dream Season: Life Is But a Dream(a new translation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's La vida es sueño by Shawn Morgenlander) and Iris Dauterman's (SWP 2018 WIR) Merrily, Merrilyin 2018.