Maineland Productions presents the New York premiere of Jillie Mae Eddy’s The Boys Are Angry as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival–FringeNYC– August 14th–30th.
The creative team includes Jillie Mae Eddy (words & one original song), Sam Plattus (director) and Maridee Slater (producer for Maineland Productions). The cast includes Jillie Mae Eddy, Nate Houran and Xander Johnson.
About the Company: Maineland Productions
The Maineland is a collective of artists from away making plays, movies, and music in Bar Harbor, ME. We believe in risk but also in accessibility. We believe in self-reliance but also in community involvement. We believe in the enduring relevance of the classics but also in the cultivation of new work by women, artists of color, and all Others underrepresented in the canon.
Our second home is in Brooklyn, New York.
a new play adapted from the Oscar Wilde classic by Neal Utterback with original music by Gabriel Gould. Neal Utterback will direct a cast of five, including Jessica Denison, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jamison Monella, Alyssa Newberg, and Phil Oberholzer.
The Picture (of Dorian Gray) was nominated for Best Adaptation, Best Choreography and Best Lead Actress in a Play (Jessica Denison) at the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The production was awarded the 2014 Greener Planet Award by Planet Connections for going above and beyond to implement green applications into the production.
I recommend it! As clear a telling of the haunting and cautionary story of Wilde’s vain young man as I’ve seen. Utterback and his collaborators have done a remarkable job with this Picture. Like the very best theatrical adaptations, this offers not so much a re-imagination as a fresh interpretation, one that authentically facilitates a fresh examination of a classic work of art that’s compelling and resonant. - Martin Denton, NYTheaterNow.com
Neal Utterback’s non-traditional staging unites quite disparate elements into a powerful tale about the extents to which people go to hide their true selves. An energetic, talented, and versatile cast of five - LettersFromTheMezzanine.com