Endtimes Underground @ The Gene Frankel

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 06/30/11 06:05:55 PM

Address: 24 Bond St.
New York, NY    10012

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Demon Dreams  | Open: 07/06/11 Close: 07/17/11
Magic Futurebox proudly presents the NYC premiere of Demon Dreams: a children's musical (for all audiences) by Lark PONY fellow Tommy Smith, featuring music by Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky. In a not-so-distant future where humanity is just a memory and demons rule the earth, three demons and three immortals gather in a broken down temple to tell stories and spit rhymes, arguing the inherent goodness or wickedness of the human race. Starring 6 actors in over 50 different roles, Demon Dreams fuses traditional Japanese story-telling with a hip hop aesthetic to bring you a fast-paced, enchanting allegory about the complexities of human nature.  



Celeste Arias as Chipon
Jeanette Bonner as Sanpon
Joe Burch as Kubon
Veracity Butcher as Nippon
Dylan Lamb as Hibon
Brian Walters as Yobon

Assistant Director: Ben Mann
Stage Manager: Laura Merforth
DJing, Additional Sound Design, and Turntabletar: Wiz Kids, Zaquerie McCollum & Carl Eveleigh
Choreographer: Ben Hobbs
Lighting Designer: Joe Cantalupo
Costume Designer: Suzan Eraslan
Assistant Costume Designer: Emily Peterson

Tickets available at: http://DemonDreams.eventbrite.com

At the Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond St. between Lafayette and Bowery
B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St. or 4, 6 to Bleecker St.

*Magic Futurebox would like to thank Tommy Smith and Paul D. Miller for generously donating the rights to their work to this project.

The Blood Brothers Present...The Master of Horror  | Open: 10/09/08 Close: 11/01/08
In "Nona," while hitchhiking on a snowy winter's night in Maine, a college dropout meets and falls in love with a girl he'd do absolutely anything for. In "Quitters, Inc.," Morrison is going to quit smoking whether he wants to or not… but is the cure worse than the disease? And in "In the Deathroom," Fletcher, an ex-reporter from the New York Times, is being held in an interrogation room in a foreign land, with only his wits to protect him.

These are the tales that make up this year's THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT… series, Nosedive Productions' annual October horror show. James Comtois (COLORFUL WORLD, THE ADVENTURES OF NERVOUS-BOY), Qui Nguyen (FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD) and Mac Rogers (UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, HAIL SATAN), three of New York indie theatre scene's hottest playwrights write three new stage plays based on stories by the Master of Horror, Stephen King.

In addition to these one-acts, the evening will also present vignettes based on King's "Survivor Type," "Paranoid: A Chant" and "The Last Waltz." The evening will be directed by Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer.

THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT...THE MASTER OF HORROR features graphic violence and is recommended for adults only.

A Quiet End  | Open: 09/25/08 Close: 10/05/08

Four men, one disease, and astonishing heart set the stage for a journey that will alter your perspective on an epidemic that continues to affect every community in the world. For the first time in almost two decades, The Rapscallion Theatre Collective brings Robin Swados's A Quiet End back to New York. Up-and-coming director Tom Rothacker directs the script, which has been freshly revised by the playwright especially for this production.

Taking place in the early 1980s, A Quiet End explores the lives of three men—a teacher, an aspiring jazz pianist and an unemployed actor—sharing a rundown apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. All have lost their jobs, all have been shunned by their families, and all have AIDS. The unexpected appearance in the apartment of an ex-boyfriend—uncertain about his own future—opens a poignant and thought-provoking evening of theater that explores the meaning of friendship, loyalty and love. By celebrating the lives of men who, in their most dire moment, become fearlessly life embracing, A Quiet End displays an abiding affection and generosity of spirit for the foibles, imperfections and, ultimately, quiet heroism of its quartet of protagonists.

Tom Rothacker - Director
Jennifer Cintron - Assistant Director
Alexandra Duerr - Stage Manager
Jess White - Costume Design
Andrew Lavault - Set Design
Chris Speziale - Production Manager

Featuring: Christophe Anderson, Aidan Kane*, Rony Sheer, Kelly Miller*, and Guy Wegener

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.

Home Free! and Heracles  | Open: 09/10/08 Close: 09/14/08
Classic and contemporary collide in this unlikely pairing of Lanford Wilson and Steven Gaultney, two provocative New York playwrights. Home Free!, Wilson's beloved 1964 play about troubled siblings, is an endearing look at a deep love gone wrong, a piece that somehow finds "an astonishingly tender tension between sickness and sweetness" (Time Magazine). Gaultney's new exploration of the Heracles myth takes a powerful journey into the psyche of a haunted superhero. Together, these two plays capture the fall from a blissful fairy tale world into a terrifying new reality.