DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Genre: Drama
Written by John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Lissa Moira

In this early John Patrick Shanley work, the playwright bravely strips bare the soul of a man and woman. Through raw, un-prettified emotion, he reveals the core of what makes us all human. Two damaged people so beaten up by life they are unable to express their own desperation, meet in a desolate bar. He, so filled with anger that his only respite from a rage he cannot understand is to lash out wildly with his fists. She, so eaten up inside by a secret shame she fears to share with anyone that she can find no rest and no escape from herself. The simple beauty ofDanny and the Deep Blue Sea is that we get to watch rapt at the mad sexual apache rhythms of these two incendiary, self-destructive natures, banging up against one another. Will it be fusion or fission? Will the night end in love or death?

Director Lissa Moira intends to follow the direction of the playwright when he subtitled the play ‘An Apache Dance.’ She and the actors will imbue it with kinetic, sexual rhythm, avoiding the stale, static feel that too many productions of this play take on. Shanley’s bar is not a “real bar;” there is no bartender, no money is exchanged for beer, there are no other people. These two explosive beings cannot be contained by the usual constraints of society and four walls. Time is compressed, and the play is touched by magical realism.

Starring John Talerico and Susan Mitchell*. *Member, AEA.

Open:   09/24/15
Close:   10/11/15

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm:
9/24/2015
9/25/2015
9/26/2015
9/27/2015
10/1/2015
10/2/2015
10/3/2015
10/4/2015
10/8/2015
10/9/2015
10/10/2015
10/11/2015
Theater:   Theater For The New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$18
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