SWEETNESS AND MISCHIEF: PETUNIA AND CHICKEN + EDGAR ALLAN

Genre: Drama
Created and performed by Animal Engine and the Coldharts

Two award winning devised plays, “Edgar Allan” and “Petunia and Chicken,” will be performed for an exclusive limited run on a shared bill for one weekend at Cloud City, a Williamsburg art space that presents cutting edge theater, art, and music.  “Edgar Allan” is a manic lullabye inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, and is created and performed by Brooklyn based duo the Coldharts.  “Petunia and Chicken” is an epic turn of the century prairie love story inspired by the works of Willa Cather, and is created and performed by Animal Engine Theatre Company.  “Petunia and Chicken” has not been seen in New York since winning the Festival Favorite Award at the 2014 Frigid New York Festival, and this will be the New York premiere for “Edgar Allan." Both shows have toured extensively through North America; including the Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Edmonton fringe festivals.

“A gorgeous presentation of the American pioneer narrative using physical theatre and an earthy prairie palette.” -Edmonton Journal (on Petunia and Chicken)

“This play is my 2015 high-water mark so far - a rolling and demon-haunted dissection of childhood friendship and inevitable jealousy. Best of all it's damn funny when it wants to be." -Edmonton Journal (on Edgar Allan)


About the Company: Animal Engine

Animal Engine is Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher. They make original devised theatre. Their work is offbeat, committed to the relationship between the performer and the audience, and regularly tip-toes the line between comedy and tragedy. Since 2011 they have created 4 works: The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular!, an absurdly poignant tale of a Professor and her undead son who attempt to relive the glory days of their once thriving circus; It�s a Ten Minute Life, a break neck re-imagining of Frank Capra�s classic film "It�s a Wonderful Life"; Age of the Android, an immersive play that recounts the untold story of Thomas Edison, the Robot he built, and the reporter who fell in love with her; and Petunia and Chicken, a two person turn of the century epic prairie drama based on the works of Willa Cather. From a zombie and his mustachioed mother, to George and Mary Bailey, to a famed inventor and his lady Android, to the prairies of Nebraska; their work is clever, quirky, sharp and new. More at animalengine.com

Open:   04/08/16
Close:   04/10/16

Schedule:
FRI Apr 8, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
SAT Apr 9, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
SUN Apr 10, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm):
4/8/2016
4/9/2016
4/10/2016
Theater:   Cloud City
Address:   Cloud City 85 N 1st St,
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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Cost:$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006