Genre: Drama
Written by Katharine Sherman, Directed by Philip Gates

Lunar Energy Productions will present the World Premiere of Katharine Sherman’s (grunge is dead at the American Globe Theater; like the night at The Tank) christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams, April 18-May 5 in The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).The production will be directed by Lunar Energy Artistic Director, Philip Gates (Before Placing Me On Your Shelf, 2011 FringeNYC/Manhattan Theatre Source) and will feature Christopher Fahmie, Sheila Joon*, Michael Markham* (Mother Courage and Her Children with The Public Theater), Valerie Redd*, and Curry Whitmire. The creative team will include Set Design by Joshua David Bishop, Lighting Design by Alana Jacoby, Costume Design by Kalere Payton (2010 Ivey Award for Best Emerging Artist), and Sound Design by Will Fulton (Death Valley with AntiMatter Collective). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams is an Elizabethan noir fairytale that follows Christopher Marlowe, poet and private eye, and his dame Daphne as they fall into a dangerous world filled with drugs and gangsters. They’re Hero and Leander via Bogart and Bacall, with a nod to Kurt and Courtney. A meditation on love and addiction; a theatrical mixtape; a dreamlike collage of language, ritual, and myth. 

About the Company: Lunar Energy Productions

LUNAR ENERGY is a New-York based theater company dedicated to transformation and re-imagination. In a culture of habit, routine, and been-there-done-that fatigue, we believe it is vital to seek out the surprising in the familiar.  To that end, our productions play with perspective and context in order to reveal unexpected aspects of stories and situations we thought we knew.

Previous productions include Before Placing Me On Your Shelf (adapted/directed by Philip Gates from poems by James Tate), FringeNYC (August 2011) and Manhattan Theatre Source (January 2011) and like the night by Katharine Sherman at The Tank, April 2009. Lunar also produces MOONSHINE, a reading series geared towards new play development and they are currently working on a new piece loosely adapted from Chekhov's Three Sisters, set in present-day Rust Belt America. 

Preview:   04/18/12
Open:   04/19/12
Close:   05/05/12

Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday matinees at 2pm
Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$16 in advance; $18 at the door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
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