THE FROGS

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Other
Join us on this delightful & comedic romp through the underworld of Hades…

An Original Adaptation By Jason Tyne Directed by RachelKlein
Saturdays 1pm & 3:30PM
September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Rain dates Sundays 1pm & 3:30PM September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st

FREE PERFORMANCES
Summit Rock In the Central Park
85th Street & Central Park West
B/C Train to 86th Street
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In yet another ambitious undertaking RSP has enlisted one of its resident playwrights, Jason Tyne to put a new spin on a beloved classic. Rachel Klein, Rising Sun's newest resident director will lead a stellar multi talented cast of RSP ensemble members & guest artists through this circusy comedia romp outdoors.

Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater decides to go on a journey to Hades to abduct the greatest playwright--Arthur Miller in this case--and bring him back to the world of the living. To Dionysus's surprise, Arthur Miller is at war with Anton Chekhov, battling over the Thrown of Theater in Hades. Dionysus is dragged into judging the contest and ends up bringing one of the two playwrights back from the dead.

This production of the Frogs uses Circus arts to carry its story along. With acrobatics, juggling, Clowning, Commedia dell Arte inspired characters, and Broadway parody dance sequences; the Frogs is fully energized and always moving! The cast is a multi talented group of clowns, mimes, dancers, singers and tumblers as well as actors. Featured in the cast is former Cirque Du Soleil performer, Aaron Oetting, and Jeff Seal, a clown and mime who will be appearing in New York's first annual Clown Festival. Director Klein has had extensive training in clowning, circus arts & Commedia Dell Arte at such establishments as the Actor Gymnasium and with Kapoot Clown theater in Chicago.


Original Music by Keith Dworkin
Musical Direction by P. William Pinto, Jovier Sanchez, Amir Levi
Choreography by Rachel Klein and Amir Levi
Stage Managed by Claudia Weinstock

Featuring the Ensemble & Guest Artists of Rising Sun: Aaron Oetting, Zachary Zdunich, Elizabeth Burke, Ben Beckley, Jeff Seal, Amir Levi, Tommy Lind , Josh Hyman, Sinem Balkir, Kathleen Schlemmer, Emily Miner & Megan Dahl
About the Company: Rising Sun Performance Company

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Rising Sun Performance Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and contributing new works and revitalized pre-existing work to the national canon. Rising Sun Performance Company realizes this goal by providing a safe artistic home which stimulates risk-taking without limits of genre or agenda. Our seasons are unique because our work is not genre or message specific. The productions represent the ensemble, how it exists in the moment and the Rising Sun Performance Company selects work that speaks to those artistic voices in its current state of being.

Open:   09/09/06
Close:   09/30/06

Schedule:
Saturdays 1pm & 3:30PM
September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Rain dates Sundays 1pm & 3:30PM September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st
Theater:   Central Park's Summit Rock
Address:   West 83rd Street & CPW
New York, NY
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Cost:FREE PERFORMANCES- Donations Appreciated
Presented by: Rising Sun Performance Company         Official Web Site: http://risingsunnyc.com/hellcab.html