VIRAL

Genre: Drama
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Mac Rogers, Jordana Williams

...A woman googles "painless suicide" and finds the people who will help her end her life - if she will let them film it. And sell it.

Viral is a frank, humane and surprisingly funny look at some very complex issues—assisted suicide, fetish, dignity and privacy in the age of viral videos, where there’s nothing so twisted that it doesn’t have an audience.


About the Company: Gideon Productions, Llc

GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts lively, engaging plays that explore what's strange about being human and what's human about being strange, using familiar genres and cultural touchstones as a springboard to something wholly unexpected. Gideon primarily produces work by playwright Mac Rogers, including Viral (Outstanding Production of a Play, FringeNYC 2009; 2010 ITBA Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show; two ITBA citations for Individual Performances), Universal Robotsco-produced with Manhattan Theatre Source (4 2009 NYIT Award Nominations, including Outstanding Playwright and Production of a Play), and Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwright, FringeNYC 2007; Backstage "Performance to Remember"). Gideon has also produced several musicals by Williams/Rogers/Williams, including Fleet Week (Outstanding Musical, FringeNYC 2005), Air Guitar (FringeNYC 2006), and The First Annual St. Ignatius Channukah Pageant (Theatre Row, 2005). Gideon and Mac Rogers spent three years in residence at the Vampire Cowboys' monthly episodic workshop, The Saturday Night Saloon. Gideon's own Blueprint Project presented four playwrights' (Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, Crystal Skillman, and Catherine Trieschmann) profoundly different takes on the exact same plot.

Open:   08/15/09
Close:   08/30/09

Schedule:
Saturday, August 15, 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 16, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 23, 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 9:45 PM
Theater:   Soho Playhouse
Address:   15 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
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Cost:$15
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Company: Gideon Productions, Llc         Official Web Site: www.gideonth.com