NativeAliens Theatre Collective, one of New York City’s most cleverly provocative off-off-Broadway theatre groups, is thrilled to announce the first play of the their 14th season, Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain by Tyler Fereira.
Directed by Jodi Smith, who has previously directed The Girl Most Likely To… and Merry Wives of Windsor (set in a women’s correctional Facility), Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain explores the traps of suburban life: where one not only struggles to summon the courage to express their emotions, but must also develop a vernacular to do so; where external obligations clash with free will; where the obligatory mask of superficial perfection creates isolation and threatens empathy. The comical, albeit honest exploration of suburban life also includes a musical group of Up With People style singers.
Playwright Tyler Fereira, holding an MFA in playwriting from Actors Studio Drama School, has had much success on the New York Stage. In addition to his numerous produced plays, he has also won the Award for Best Play at New School and was a finalist, for his screenplay The Rebound Guy on HBO’s Project Greenlight.
The cast for this show is as follows: Tom Bateman, Erica Courtney, Robert A.K. Gonyo, Robert Gonzales, Jr., Alison Kendrick, Sarah Kraynik, Sara Packin, Vickie Plummer, Eric Rhem, Robb Russ, Cynthia Russell, Lisa McLogan Shaheen, Scott Smith, and Stewart Urist.
Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain will run December 8th-13th with 8pm shows through December 12th, plus a #:30pm matinee on December the 13th. The play will be held at The Drilling Company Theater. The address is: 236 West 78th Street, 3rd floor, New York City.
Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 if bought ahead of time, available through the NativeAliens website at www.nativealiens.org or www.theatermania.com .
Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain will run December 8th-13th with 8pm shows through December 12th, plus a 3:30pm matinee on December the 13th.
Theater: The Drilling Company
Address: 236 West 78th Street
New York, NY
Cost:$15 Advanced Purchase/$20 Cash at the Door
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