The three men from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler battle it out at a bachelor party. Camaraderie and good-hearted competition devolve into drunkenness and debauchery as they confront a dark vision of the future. Is there any way to avert the coming disaster, or are we all doomed? Smart, masculine and wildly funny! Following their enormous downtown success last year with Christmas Is Miles Away by Chloe Moss, this is Babel Theatre Project’s first visit to 59E59.
About the Company: BABEL THEATRE PROJECT
In 2005, Babel produced the World Premiere of Jamie Carmichael’ s Pilgrims in New York and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Scotsman called Pilgrims, “a vivid confidently written play,” and went on to say, “the young ensemble is first rate.” TheaterMania.com said of Babel, “If there’s such a condition as simultaneously seasoned and wet behind the ears, this crowd exemplifies it.” In 2006, the company produced its second season of new work for the stage. The Insomnia Play by Jessica Brickman, of which OffOffOnline said, “Brickman and [Geordie] Broadwater keep the audience members on edge, reeling them in,” and The Calamity of Kat Kat and Willie by Emily Young which nytheatre.com called the “finest piece of choreographed mayhem [they had] ever seen.” Babel opened its 2007-2008 season with Bekah Brunstetter’s Innovative Theater Award Winner You May Go Now, of which New York Theater.com said, “Babel has lovingly produced this play with skilled direction, a smartly detailed set, and fine lighting; and judging by this play, a writer with the skill and smarts of Bekhab Brunstetter well deserves such fine treatment. The season concluded with James Carmichael’s Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All Out) of which BroadwayWorld.com said, “Babel has really hit the nail on the head with this hugely exciting piece. Be there or be square.” Babel is dedicated to supporting playwrights at every stage of their process. The company has given more than a dozen readings to works in development. In the coming seasons, Babel will give writers the opportunity to showcase their works in full productions, workshop productions, and readings.
Theater: 59E59 Theaters
Address: 59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
(59E59 MEMBERS $12.60)
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