On the plains of West Texas in 1927, the small town of Floydada is home to two middle-aged sisters: Dalia, an artist forced to return due to a terminal illness, and Ada, the dutiful caretaker. Not satisfied to sit around and wait for the end, Dalia shakes up the mundane existence of her sister by convincing her to open a Dada-inspired cabaret in the family’s recently closed general store. Revitalized by their creative impulses, the sisters entertain their unsuspecting rural neighbors with original, avant-garde performance. Floydada was a finalist in the 2011 Texas Playwrights Festival.
Peculiar Works Project (Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter and Barry Rowell) will present the World Premiere of Barry Rowell’s Floydada directed by David Vining (The Blue Puppies Cycle at The Chocolate Factory; Cracked at HERE) and featuring Catherine Porter (Mac Wellman’s Crowbar at Victory Theatre; member of Indie Theatre Now’s Hall of Fame) and Nomi Tichman. The creative team will include Projection Designs by Lianne Arnold (Associate Designer on Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Nights Dream at Theater for a New Audience), Original Music by Seth Bedford, Lighting Design by David Castaneda (Irina’s Vow on Broadway), Set and Prop Design by Casey McLain, Costume Design by Bryen Shannon, and Choreography by Kriota Wilberg (The Bentfootes at Dixon Place), with Stage Manager Heather Olmstead. The play will be presented in a found space at the Merchants Square Building (40 Worth Street between West Broadway and Church Street), March 26-April 11. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm with an additional performance on Monday, March 30 at 7pm. Tickets ($18; $10 previews) are available online at www.peculiarworks.org or by calling 866-811-4111. The performance runs 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm with an additional performance on Monday, March 30 at 7pm:3/26/20153/27/20153/28/20153/30/20154/1/20154/2/20154/3/20154/4/20154/8/20154/9/20154/10/20154/11/2015
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New York, NY
Cost:$18; $10 previews
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111