'After a successful run in 2011 with five stars reviews, Vagabond
Productions returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with Miss Julie. 'The
issues Strindberg explores are still sadly relevant today. All round,
a fabulous production and one of the best pieces of theatre I've seen
at this year's Fringe' (BroadwayBaby.com)
'Directed by BAFTA Award-winner Andrew Dallmeyer this international co-
production is 'an absolutely captivating production of one of
Strindberg's best-loved plays' (BroadwayBaby.com).
'Many actors at the Fringe are good, a handful are exceptional. The cast of 'Miss
Julie' (Bart Vanlaere and Louise Seyffert) are undoubtedly exceptional,
with two having won Best of the Fest awards in the past' (ThreeWeeks).
'This intense, 1888 drama, an upstairs-downstairs with a passion
about the taboo of sex between the upper and lower classes has lost
none of its impact in the ostensibly classless 21st century in the
hands of Vagabond Productions, ...it's an expose of hyprocrisy, a
small tour de force that rips down any veneer of respectability in
the upper classes' (EdinburghGuide.com).
"The cast handles these tricky interactions and emotions with
incredible skill and authenticity. Bart Vanlaere is outstandingly
sinister as Jean, captivating in his transformation from syncophantic
lover to jaded bully. Louise Seyffert's Miss Julie is frivolous and
flippant, with no understanding that actions have consequences. The
audience's sympathies were torn between the two as we followed their
battle to rise above each other, our heads snapping back and forth as
if we were at Wimbledon' (BroadwayBaby.com).
'The story is told well; the energy of the Valet, Jean (played by
Bart VanLaere), carried the production. Displaying impressive
storytelling ability, VanLaere drew us into the 19th century world
where class and gossip dominate. To make an alien world seem familiar
is a rare talent and VanLaere was complimented in this regard by
Louise Seyffert's performance as Miss Julie. Wonderfully flighty and
skittish in the first half, Seyffert's transition to a broken woman
was poignant and touching' (Audience review)
'The play still poses important questions about contemporary relationships'
'All round, a fabulous production
and one of the best pieces of theatre
I've seen at this year's Fringe'.
'the play still poses important questions about
contemporary relationships. Many actors at the Fringe are good, a
handful are exceptional. the cast of 'Miss Julie' are undoubtedly
exceptional, with two having won Best of the Fest awards in the
past. directed by Scottish BAFTA award-winner Andrew Dallmeyer,
there is more palpable emotion in this production than in half the
Fringe guide. ' (ThreeWeeks)
For more information please visit www.vagabondproductions.weebly.com
Going Public is about a 6' 2" blonde, ex-basketball player, who unpins her soul and lets the secrets of her ragged life fly free -- from pot smokin' Mom, to fighter pilot Dad, from a penis wielding boss to the sweetest child of spring.
WHO: Starring Terri Mateer*, Written by Terri Mateer* and Stephen Jobes.
(*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)
WHERE: The Drilling Company 236 West 78th NYC 10024
WHEN: Friday, January 11th, 8 PM & Saturday, January 12th, 8 PM
COST: Suggested Contribution $10
*Running Time - 73 Minutes
We just got home, still shaking, still crying, still stirred up, and laughing. It couldn't have been more moving, well crafted, articulate, and important. You were brilliant at it and in it.Good for you, good for us! It was truly a dramatic and psychological work of art. Hats off to you! Alice and Bob
You pulled me in with everything you shared and seduced me with everything left unsaid - the way you looked at your father's jack untold stories, unresolved threads. And so many awesome lines that stick! Noelle
Gripped by every moment of it - loved the stories - told in just the right order - It's beyond talent. You're a natural but it's beyond that. You have genius. I've said it before & will say it again - in print if possible! You have genius that only a few have. I think when people see this show they will realize that you belong in a tradition of physical comediennes of genius. - Carey Harrison, Artistic Director, The Woodstock Players Theater Company
"Your performance was riveting. Your communication through emotion and body language (and running around the stage, sometimes carrying a heavy object) Was right to the point. I think all of the audience felt your experience, we certainly did. Thank you for your hard work and the courage to share it with others."
I so enjoyed your show that I want to read the book (I hope you're writing it.). Want to know more about how you overcame the obstacles in your life to get to be the open woman you are.
in association with The Drilling CompaNY
The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys which dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old, but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books which he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time which they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.
Patrick John Moran*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Playwright: Tom Griffin
Directed by Justin Bennett & Lin Snider
Producer: Nicholas Linnehan
Stage Manager: Mary Linehan
Choreographer: Josh Gottesman
Costume Designer: Alison Kopki
Lighting Designer: Scott Fetterman
The world premiere of For Love
For Love is a dark blue comedy, an irreverent romp through the torturous dating scene in modern Dublin.The mating habits and close encounters of a bunch of thirty- somethings are chronicled here, as three women navigate the murky assault course of tricky nightlife, as they look for love in all the wrong faces. Is there more than a one night stand in Val’s future? Can Tina find the right dress if she’s got the wrong man? Should Bee hop into bed with a married man or just go to the zoo?… Or is there something else out there?
Written by Laoisa Sexton
Directed by Jo Cattell
Cast includes Georgina McKevitt, John Duddy, Jo Kinsella & Laoisa Sexton
Sept 25, 27, 30 at 7pm
Sept 29 at 4pm
Playing at: The Drilling Company Theatre as part of 1st Irish Theater Festival, a month long festival of new Irish plays across New York City
FOR LOVE Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ForLovetheplay
Get your tickets now for the most exciting comedy of the summer!
About the Company: Squeaky Bicycle Productions
Squeaky Bicycle Productions is committed to providing an outlet for Emerging Artists to explore new works through development and performance. We dedicate ourselves to providing American Playwrights with New York City venues for the workshopping and performance of their pieces. We utilize professional actors who transcend type, and directors and creative teams with a collaborative and innovative mind set.
Play with Music"
Following in the tradition of David Mamet and Neil LaBute, The Thrill Of The Chase is a brutal, uncompromising, yet darkly comic exploration of masculinity and sexual politics. This is the world premiere of a provocative new work from the acclaimed young British playwright Philip Gawthorne.
Directed by Joel Waage.
Starring Ryan Barrentine, Jenna D'Angelo, Kevin O'Callaghan*, and Nicole Samsel.
*Denotes member of Actors Equity.