Genre: Drama
by Elizabeth Egloff

Fierce in its treatment of love, THE SWAN provides a mysterious gloss on whether or not we descended from the beasts and what we may feel when we find them lurking in our truest selves.

"A bewitching bedtime story for grown-ups...a psycho-sexual cauldron wherein fantasy and deprivation merge and combust. Egloff's language alternates be-tween the unadorned cadences of the workaday world and the lyric fancies of poets, her stage pictures shift from an implacable reality to florid dream states." —NY Newsday.

NOTE: Were we to use a movie rating system we would label this PG-13 as there are both violent and sensual moments and the shooting of a gun onstage.

About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Open:   04/06/05
Close:   04/24/05

Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Theater:   Pelican Studio Theatre
Address:   750 8th Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$12.00 - $15.00
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Founder & Artistic Director of Nicu's Spoon, she has She has appeared off-Broadway in ‘Talk Show' as well as in ‘Threepenny Opera', ‘Phyllis, a slave to Poetry', ‘Blood of Lambs', ‘Fifth of July', ‘Steaming' and ‘The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs'. She thanks Mihai and Sophie, who inspire her each day and Mom who has always done so... She is a published author and the creator, director and co-author of Displaced - the hit of the 2001 Season at Nicu's Spoon, as well as directing 'To Kill a Mockingbird', '1984' and the 2004 OOBR winning 'Suburbia'.
Karam had his first rendezvous with the theatre at the age of thirteen in India. He is a student of the Method and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Karam made his New York debut with Girish Karnad's 'Hayavadana'. Last year the press hailed his "off Broadway" performance in Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Bronx' (to be revived in summer 2005). The production was followed by a three week run in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Earlier this year Karam acted in the New York premier of Paul Knox's 'Kalighat', a powerful production about Mother Teresa's home for the dying in Calcutta. Karam's most recent accomplishment came with his supporting role in the Spoon Theatre spring production of 'SubUrbia' which won the 2004 OOBR Award. He has since become a member of the Company and starred in the multi-racial 'Ordinary People'.

T.J. Mannix is a founding member of F.A.C.E. - from sweaty, last night jam sessions in Washington Heights to the NYC Fringe. NY Theatre: Committed (Off-Bway), The Piper (2007 NYMF), Becoming Tennessee, Warrior (2006 NYMF), A Time to Be Born (2006 NY Fringe), The Ticket, The New Yorkers, Face the Music, The Swan, Stumps, Lounge Act, Dark Corners. Television: Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, All My Children, One Life to Live, As the World Turns. T.J. is a 10 year veteran of the NYC comedy scene, teaching and performing at the Magnet Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade and People's Improv Theatres. He also performed with Pax Romana, Viceroy, ECHO, Failed Family Sitcom, Playground Rules, and The Official Version. Current Projects include the new musical "The Butcher of Plainfield" at the Actor's Studio - and "Hell's Kitchen Requiem," a 1970's rock musical about the Irish gangs in the neighborhood that only realtors call "Clinton." Proud member of Actor's Equity.