Cloud City

Todays Date: 10/21/19
Last Update: 03/11/16 12:30:33 PM

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Address: Cloud City 85 N 1st St,
Brooklyn, NY    11249

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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

Loveplay  | Open: 02/14/14 Close: 02/16/14
written by Sam Alper
directed by Knud Adams
with: Lily Spottiswoode, Ned Riseley, Matt Crowley, Rachel Sachnoff & Sam Alper

Followed nightly by a Valentines-Day-Weekend party, featuring:
Valentines day R&B jams by Stereocure (www.stereocure.com)
7 Minutes in Heaven: Auto Theatre by Ben Gansky
& Drinks Drinks Drinks

Doors at 8pm.
The show runs roughly an hour.
Party until 11pm.


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The Disappearing Man at Cloud City  | Open: 01/17/14 Close: 01/26/14
THE DISAPPEARING MAN...

...is a new folk opera that takes place backstage at a small-time circus in 1936. When the headliner is offered another job, each of the performers in the motley troupe must decide whether to adapt to change or fight to keep the family together.


THE TEAM...

THE MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY: a non-profit production company whose goal is to bring new musicals into the world.

CLOUD CITY: a Brooklyn factory converted into a performance space, theater and gallery.

COMPOSER / LIBRETTIST: Jahn Sood

DIRECTOR: Shakina Nayfack

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND ARRANGER: Brian Cavanagh-Strong

AN AMAZING CAST AND ORCHESTRA: Mike Longo, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams, Luke Wygodny, Katie Melby, Andrew Lynch, Jeremy Morse, Jeremy Yaddaw, Lizzie Hagsdedt, Brian Cavanagh-Strong and Jahn Sood.

LIGHTING DESIGN: Robert Brown

SET DESIGN: Adam Rigg

COSTUME DESIGN: Deanna Rose Friedman

AN EXPERT TEAM OF ACROBATS, CLOWNS, GYPSIES, FOLK MUSICIANS AND CIRCUS ENTHUSIASTS.

NOTE:
Every night different circus performers and musical acts will be featured pre-show. See below for details!

PRE SHOW

1/17 (7:30pm) - SOLD OUT
Nelson Lugo the Charming Trickster
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians)

1/18 (7:30pm) - SOLD OUT
Tanya Salomon (a magician)
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians)

1/19 (6:30pm) - SOLD OUT
Becca Bernarda (a clown)
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians)

1/20 (6:30pm) - PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

1/23 (7:30pm)
Matthew Holtzclaw (a magician)
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians)

1/24 (7:30pm)
Baker the Fakir (a magician)
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen (a band of vaudevillians)

1/25 (2:30 pre-show, 3pm curtain) JUST ADDED
TBA

1/25 (7:30pm)
Amazing Amy (a contortion dancer)
Rachael Shane (an aerialist)
Rose Hips and Ships (a band)

1/26 (1:30pm pre-show, 2pm curtain) JUST ADDED
TBA

1/26 (6:30pm pre-show, 7pm curtain) JUST ADDED
TBA


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