The Modern Stage

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The Modern Stage is a theatrical production company founded by playwright/producer/director Tom Sime in 2007. Originally located in Dallas, where it co-produced Tom's plays All of the Above (with Risk Theater Initiative) and Bloodletters (with producers Joe and Sandra Black), Modern Stage (and Tom) moved to New York in 2008, and soon co-produced (with the Blacks) his comedy My Favorite Animal at the 45th Street Theatre. Tom was named Writer in Residence at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker in early 2009, and actor/producer/director Adam Smith joined the company as Producing Partner that same year. Tom and Adam's recent NYC projects include a new workshop of Bloodletters (directed by Adam and co-produced by the Blacks) and a reading series, "Oh. Nine," that starred Everett Quinton in All of the Above and Deborah Harry in Nancy and Nicole. The latest Modern Stage production is Tom's new play Miracle Day, which he is directing as well as co-producing with Adam, who plays the leading role. The production opens at Theatres at 45 Bleecker in May 2010.

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Miracle Day  | Open: 05/10/10 Close: 07/27/10
In “MIRACLE DAY” Matthew (ADAM SMITH), a successful young artist, falls under the spell of a new pill that seems to drive his sexuality, creativity and career to new heights. Only later, after Matthew has introduced his friends and fiancée to the drug, do its buzz-killing side effects emerge. But was it worth it? And how do you settle for ordinary life after you’ve touched the divine?  Miracle Day includes adult language and situations, and is recommended for mature audiences (17 and up). 

This romantic comedy-drama is a bittersweet story about extreme happiness—and what comes after.  The production features ADAM SMITH, KRISTINA OLSON, DAMIAN MAFFEI and MARCELLA GOHEEN. The action is interwoven with an original rock score composed and played live by VERN WOODHEAD and YANA DAVYDOVA of the Brooklyn band THE EPICURES.

“MIRACLE DAY” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, the nonprofit arts funding organization.