|Leaving Ikea: A Play In Two Cantos
| Open: 06/07/12 Close: 06/24/12
A coming out gone wrong, an angry gnome, and two hundred pounds of Swedish meatballs: welcome to IKEA, friends. As two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore, they become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships
Will they be able to put all of the parts together without any instructions? Will they ever get home? Join two ordinary couples as they take an extraordinary journey to find the arrows that will lead them out of the relationship inferno that is IKEA.
Jason Carden (Awesome 80’s Prom), Mark Hattan* (Our Town, Barrow Street Theatre), Caroline Ryburn* (Largely/NY with Bill Irwin) and Marshall York (Radioplay, PS 122) will be joining Artful Conspirators John Gardner, Molly Lloyd, Miranda Shields, Lauren Singerman*, and Ryan Stinnett.
The cast also includes Shane Taylor*, Paul Kite*, Katie Koster, and Melanie Rose Wilson*.
The creative team includes; scenic designer Jen Varbalow, sound designer Alex Hawthorn, lighting designer Kate Ashton, costume designer Erin Murphy, puppetry design by Leontine Greenberg, and original music by Richard Aufrichtig of The Lost Shores.
The production stage manager is Barbara Dente*.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
About the Company: The Artful Conspirators
The Artful Conspirators are a Brooklyn-based collective of theater artists dedicated to new theatrical work that includes the audience as a participant in the theatre-making process.
The Artful Conspirators were born fully formed from the thigh of Zeus during a workshop production of A Lesson in Art as part of Puppet Blok! at Dixon Place in the winter of 2007. Since that first production, the Conspirators have created and performed The Oral Tradition: Reclaiming and Rebirthing the Hero’s Journey, Whitman’s Brooklyn, The Second Pipe of Desire, Survival, and Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical Stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery.