PLAY THE DEAD MARCH

Genre: Comedy, Musical
Written by Andrew Fridae; Directed by Mimi Bain and Andrew Fridae

 What happens when a man lives without thousands of years of inherited mysticism and superstition?

What happens after he dies?

Rocky’s dead. He stopped by the Oasis bar and grille looking for love and purpose, but found his doom instead. Retreating into a desert too mean for anyone to survive in, Rocky meets four party-hard grim reapers who ask him to recount his tale. Join us as Rocky tells his story of star-crossed love, sibling rivalry, and rock n’ roll and we’ll Play the Dead March.

The Bartender says it best:

 “Well it’s all about running from ghosts. And what else? You die and come back to life, but only three times for some fucking reason. Which always fucks with my head. Plus, there’s high scores, which are pretty weird to think about. Just… “you’re dead, but here’s how well you did…” When a man passes out from heat stroke or a cold sleep, or - well, I suppose whenever a man dies, but his brains are intact - his mind will still be alive, just for a little while. And in that little while, he’ll have a feverish kind of dream. His brain shuts down around him, but as long as there’s just one flicker left, I suspect he’s still doing something in that head… So at the end, you’re just left with one piece of yourself - whatever that is - like, I don’t know, a memory or a feeling or something. And that’s an afterlife.”


About the Company: Tribute Theatre

 Tribute Theatre was born out of a deep love and admiration for the endurance of the classics. In these plays, paintings, sculptures and stories something has continued to alight the imagination for centuries, even millennia. What makes the classics endure? Why are Shakespeare and Aristophanes still great? What are the qualities of these works that allow people to connect to them across the span of time? 

Humanities artistic history endures, and Tribute appreciates and strives to adapt and advance classics into our world.

This is not to say that we ignore modern plays. Hardly. Classics do not endure out of simply being old. There is something in them that allows them to persist in our theaters. We search out those qualities in modern and new playwrights’ cannons. Our dedication to the performance of new work by new playwrights has only grown since we established in 2010.

 

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Cast: Andrew Maclarty-Sound
Open:   02/16/12
Close:   02/19/12

Schedule:
February 16th at 8pm
February 17th at 8pm
February 18th at 8pm
February 19th at 8pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$10 general admission, $8 for students
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 COLIN HINCKLEY (Rocky) has been acting since he was in middle school in his hometown of Putney, Vermont. Throughout high school, Colin participated in well over 30 shows, became of member of the New England Youth Theatre and was a founding member of the Brattleboro Imp Rovers. He is also a co-founder of the theatre company The Penumbra Players, with which he recently toured around New England with the show All the Great Books (Abridged). His most recent roles include Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet in Hamlet and Prior Walter in Angels in America. He is currently studying acting and literature at Bennington College in Vermont.

 
Ben Mankoff Danny

 

BEN MANKOFF (Danny) is a company member with Tribute Theatre. He grew up in Texas, went to school in Vermont and is making his way in the world.  His previous roles include Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet", Irish Kid 2 in "God of Vengeance" and The Serpent/JFK/Chorus Member/Abel/Animal in the Garden/Other in Tribute Theater's first ever production, "The Serpent." 

 

HANNAH MCCARTHY (Lil, Nancy) originally from Braintree, MA is a senior at Bennington College, studying theatre and philosophy.  She is currently writing a thesis on the Brechtian alienation technique.  Most recently, she appeared as Blanche in a Bennington student-directed production of A Streetcar Named Desire.  This is Hannah’s first time working with Tribute Theatre.

Josh Max Bartender/Dr. McGill/Salesman

 

JOSH MAX (Bartender, Dr. McGill, Salesman) is a senior at Bennington College and will be graduating in the spring. Josh has been acting since he was a child and hopes to continue after college. His past roles include Humphrey Bogart in Play It Again, Sam, Orthodox Man in God of Vengeance, and Ace Stamper in Splendor in the Grass

Andrew Fridae Inky/John/Director

 

ANDREW FRIDAE (Inky, Writer, Director) is an aspiring actor, playwright, and musician. He is proud and thrilled to have such a rare opportunity to produce his work with such talented, thoughtful, and dedicated young artists. Andrew studies math and drama at Bennington College, where played Prior in Angels in America: Perestroika, as well as ensemble roles in God of Vengeance, Uncle Vanya, and Splendor in the Grass. This is the second time he’s worked as a playwright, the first being Oasis, the 30 minute cut of Play the Dead March, with GD productions in association with Tribute Theatre. 

 
Josh Gulotta Blinky/James

 JOSH GULOTTA (Blinky)has been acting for many years and has been in a score of productions. Some include Michael Greif’s production of Three Sisters, Josh Fox’s Reconstruction (with International WOW), From Rags to Riches and Horatio Alger’s Boys at the Metropolitan Playhouse. Josh is a graduate of Bennington College. 

Molly Murphy Pinky/Mom/George

 

MOLLY MURPHY (Pinky, Mother) is a student studying voice, psychology, and drama at Bennington College.  Most recently she was seen as Emily, Mormon Mother, and Oceania in Angels in America at Bennington College.  Additionally, she played The Woman in Tribute Theatre’s first production, The Serpent.  Molly is a company member of Tribute Theatre.

Ben Zucker Clyde/Rick

 

BEN ZUCKER (Clyde, Father) has been in involved in all aspects of theater in the San Francisco Bay Area: Ben has play Caliban, (The Tempest), he has been a director (All In The Timing), as well as a  producer, composer (A Company Of Wayward Saints, Dracula), and playwright. 

Mimi Bain Director/Producer

 

 MIMI BAIN (Director, Producer) is the founding member of Tribute Theatre and director of Tribute’s first production The Serpent in Portland, OR. She has recently decided to move Tribute to NYC. Mimi recently graduated from Bennington College with a degree in Collaborative Theatre. Other directing credits include The Good Doctor. She has played Tracy Lord in Philadelphia Story, The Dukes in As You Like It, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes