|A Midsummer Night's Dream
| Open: 04/01/10 Close: 04/10/10 - Wings Theatre
Featuring an all-female cast, Zephyer Rep's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream sets the action in that wonderful era of folly and excess: 1980's. First mounted to much acclaim in 2006, Blake Bradford's Dream follows four young lovers as they flee the city of Athens to find freedom and love in the forest. There they discover a place of enchantment, inhabited by fairies and their warring masters, Titania and Oberon. A group of local artisans rehearsing a play also look to the forest for privacy, but everyone's plans are disrupted by the impish prankster Puck. One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream evokes a world of rebellion, magic and romance, where chaos erupts, lovers are mismatched, and all is reconciled through the wonder and power of love.
| Open: 10/26/11 Close: 11/05/11 - Theaterlab
Acedia - describes a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Acedia was originally noted as a problem among monks and other ascetics who maintained a solitary life.
Acedia is set in an alternate present where personal and public humiliation has become so ubiquitous that governments worldwide have criminalized any act of malicious humiliation. Society is more afraid of public embarrassment than personal harm.
Six characters have been charged with criminal humiliation and they must spend the night deciding if at the end of their incarceration - they will decide to stand up to the responsibility of their actions or escape through anonymity.
Acedia is the result of a collaborative instigation to explore and devise a play about Group Apathy within our current generation.
Please come to one of eight work in progress showings of Acedia at TheaterLab on 14th Street in Manhattan; a new devised play created by Jillian Lynn Johnson, written and performed by Keiko Green, Will Neuman, Carolyn Rossett, Katherine Stults, and Nora Jane Williams. Lights by Kirstin Kapustik, Music by Gene Baker.