The Orange Person
With an original book written by director Jeremy Bloom ("Stylish and inventive" - Theatermania) and Brian Rady who also plays the title role ("entertaining, hilarious, seamless" - Happiest Medium), the production also features original songs by Rady&Bloom and singer-songwriter Laura Dunn ("Bjorkish runaway melodies" - music critic Mark Mayer), all performed by a stellar and eccentric host of performers, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.
"a quirky tale of a bright-orange baby born in a Texas border town, told in a style that merges docutheater with eclectic concert."
- Time Out New York
"The cast and creative team conjures more stage magic with a spare set and an assortment of lamps, placards and lawn chairs than most Broadway musicals muster with budgets a hundred times the size. ...a genuine, but not sentimental, tale of growing up orange in a podunk Texan town. ...homespun theatre done right with foot stomping songs, quirky humor and fistfuls of charm."
- The American Shot
performers: Ashley Biel, Laura Dunn, Dana Kaplan-Angle, Robert Lavenstein, Ellen O'Meara, Madalyn McKay, Jose Paz, Brian Rady, Kirk Siee, Catherine Brookman, Joe White; designed by Olga Mill (costumes), Chris Morris (sets), and Christopher Weston (lighting); makeup design by glam-rock's Chelsea Monet Dunaway
Saturday the 19th at 8pm
Sunday the 20th at 8pm
Monday the 21st at 8pm
Friday the 25th at 8pm
Saturday the 26th at 8pm
Following each performance there will be a wine and iced tea reception as well as a post-show jam session with the cast and the guest band du jour.
Rady&Bloom is a play company that creates theater works from scratch led by the collaboration of Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady. With an inclusive spectrum of mediums and performer backgrounds, Rady&Bloom makes stories using narrative and experimental approaches, blending word, gesture, music, site-specificity and spectacle. Each performance is a celebration and an invocation: party meets epic meets chorale meets ethnography. Past Rady&Bloom collaborations include La Boheme (Spoken), a full length spoken version of Puccini's libretto at The Flea and at The Cell, adapted by Rady, and conceived and directed by Bloom; The Green Knight at 45 Bleecker, an original play by Brian Rady based on the myth of Sir Gawain, directed in pink by Bloom; Anchor Women, an under-the-covers study of television's ladies created by Rady, directed by Bloom; Live Mermaids Live, adapted and directed by Bloom, performed with songwriting by Rady and produced by artparty theater company; and most recently The Orange Person written and developed by Rady&Bloom with banjoist Laura Dunn (returning to NYC by popular demand May 19-26, 2012 at IRT).
JEREMY BLOOM directs new music, plays and his original, large-cast adaptations which include, Peter~Wendy (dark), La Boheme (spoken), and Leaves of Grass (nude). He has assisted at The Met and on Broadway, and is a Drama League Fellow, EST Resident, Soho Rep Lab Director, alum of the TS Eliot Exchange at the Old Vic and an alum of Northwestern University's Performance Studies. Recent credits include The Orange Person, an original live music play, written with Brian Rady and Laura Dunn.
BRIAN RADY is an actor and vocalist specializing in cabaret, ensemble movement and vocal based works, as well as new plays. Brian is also a playwright. His plays have been seen in New York at the cell, The Robert Moss, The Gene Frankel, and The Bleecker Street Theatre, among others. Brian is also dedicated to creative producing, playing in bands, and collaborating with a slew of dancers, writers and musicians.
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