Genre: Drama
Written by Stephen Gracia, Directed by Michael LoPorto


Dialogue with Three Chords presents “If I Never Look Upon This Land Again” and the curtain-raiser “An Ugly, Lovely Town” as the third installment of the recurring theatrical collaboration from playwright Stephen Gracia and director Michael LoPorto. Set in 1872, five former criminals wait in a dockside pub for the return of the SS Britain: a ship that can redeem their violent pasts by making them sailors. 

“If I Never Look Upon This Land Again” explores whether the worst of humanity can find redemption. In this case, redemption means employment on the SS Britain under its remarkable Captain Gray. “On a visit to Bristol I spent an afternoon walking through the SS Great Britain,” explains Gracia, “there, I read the story of Captain Gray: a beloved captain who disappeared from the Britain mid-voyage.”

For the former criminals hoping to sail out on her, the USS Britain is their only form of salvation. They learn that they aren’t the only ones whose salvation depends on the ship. “In the end,” Gracia continues, “‘If I Never Look Upon This Land Again’ is about those who are left behind, those looking for a second or third chance, and those who are ‘redeemed by faith alone.’”

The show also features the short play "An Ugly, Lovely Town.” Set in modern-day South Wales itfeatures two characters who find their redemption in their childhood crushes and dreams of piracy. “This Dialogue with Three Chords performance is the most Punk Rock one so far,” Gracia reflects, “this is a one-take and hit the stage night.These brand new plays will be rehearsed for two nights prior…these pieces will find their legs in front of an audience.”

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About the Company: Dialogue with Three Chords

Dialogue with Three Chords was founded by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto. It applies the stripped down, do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music on the 4th Thursday of every month at Mr. Dennehy’s in Greenwich Village. Gracia and LoPorto’s previous collaborations have been produced for HERE Arts Center, The Sargent Theatre, The Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker. 


Cast: Ridley Parson, Tim Mcann, Mickey Ryan, Ken King, Jeffrey T. Perri
Open:   09/22/11
Close:   09/22/11

Theater:   Downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's
Address:   63 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014
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Company: Dialogue with Three Chords         Official Web Site: www.dthreec.blogspot.com

 Michael has been a presence in the downtown theatre and indie film scene in New York for over a decade.  He has appeared Off and Off-off Broadway in dozens of productions.  Most recently he appeared in Kitsch at the Theater for the New City, in Triboro Pictures short Blood Moon and in the Fine Living Network's reality show Bartender Wars (as "Pirate Mike").   Mr. Whitney played the role of Lucky in the s.u.n.Arts 2008 production of Attack of the Soccer Moms at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.





Jennifer Skura Rebecca

Jennifer Skura (formerly Jennifer Boutell) is an artist who actively creates work across a variety disciplines, including theatre, film, and visual arts. Companies with whom she has collaborated include The Knightsbridge Theatre, National American Shakespeare Company, BRIC Arts, 92nd Street Y, TracyLocke, Bitfire, Inc., Agony Productions, Tangent Arts and Monk Parrots. As an actress, she has studied under Joseph Chaikin and Nancy Gabor and has performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston, as well as in Vienna and Amsterdam. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Sam Houston State University. Proud member AEA & SAG. Love to Greg

Sean Meehan Aaron

Sean Meehan graduated from the Trinity Repertory Conservatory where he received his M.F.A. in acting.  Since that time he has performed in various productions such as: Bootycandy (Woolly Mammoth Theatre), Next! (Here Arts, NYC) What Strong Fences Make (Boston Theatre Marathon), Mourning Becomes Electra (The New Group), The G Word: For Those Born Later (La MaMa E.T.C.), Love’s Labour’s Lost and Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Rep, Theatre of St. Louis), The Widow’s Blind Date (Gloucester Stage), Of Mice and Men (Virginia Stage), Cripple of Inishmaan (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Zoo Story (Perishable Theatre.  On television, he has been seen in:  Suits, The 2-2, The Good Wife, A Legal Mind, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and appeared in various commercials and films including Room, The Undying, All Good Things, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and The Avengers.



Edie Nugent has loved performing since first grade, when she landed the role of the Harpy in a children’s production of The Tempest. She has acted, written and helped produce material for the Creative Arts Team (CAT) Youth Theater at NYU and Starfish Theater Works. Recent credits include: Jo in The Hunger Arts (Makor Theatre at the 92nd Street Y, Manhattan) and Erica in Dogboy & Justine (Strawberry One-Act Festival). She is a featured poetry reader for Hugh Hamilton’s TalkBack! on WBAI, and has worked as a set decorator for two Bollywood films.