|Ghosts, Gore, and Glitter--Next Up from Gadfly Theatre Productions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:12:16 -0700 (PDT)|
*For Immediate Release:* Last year, Gadfly Theatre Productions, an intersectional queer and feminist theatre and performing arts production company out of Minneapolis started an annual one-act geek fest fitting our mission. We started with a sci-fi theme, taking you to galaxies far away and post-apocalyptic worlds. Audiences loved it, and this year we've cleaned it up, streamlined it, and given it a spooky take with a one-act horror festival.We have six great shows by six great playwrights being directed by...you guessed it! Six great directors! Ghosts, gore, and glitter are all featured in at least one show, and we can't wait to bring it to you this July at Nimbus Theater. The six shows and further information are listed below: *Lace Curtain Irish* by Carolyn Gage Directed by Cassandra Snow This one-woman show starring Gina Sauer is told from the point of view of Lizzie Borden’s maid during the gruesome 19th century Borden murders. Bridget Sullivan and Lizzie Borden’s relationship is unclear, but Borden herself has long been hailed as a secret lesbian icon. Famed playwright Gage imagines her as she most likely was--a rescuing butch trying to make it through life as a closeted queer woman, and imagines Bridget as she likely was--a woman struggling with PTSD and repressed memories, who may or may not have a guilty cross to bear. *Belong Dead* by Andrew Rosdail Directed by Immanuel Elliott Dr. Frankenstein made a monster. Later, the monster desired a mate. Now, it is the 21st century and both monster and bride struggle with their borrowed immortality and what we leave behind. This show is a feminist retelling of a woman created for a man, and the fragility of modern relationships. Starring Sarah Parker and Daniel Flohr. *Abscission* by Eric LaRocca Directed by Paul Von Stoetzel In the fourth quadrant of an unnamed country rampant with civil unrest the government has issued a mandate in which all civilians who openly identify as homosexual are ordered to work camps or executed. In an abandoned cellar and operating theatre of a well-known surgeon and biochemist who has since been executed a young woman crosses paths with a soldier of this regime. This show, starring Adri Mehra and Hannah Jo Stein, features a transgender character fighting for her right to exist. *Dragula* by Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt Directed by Rye Gentleman You'll scream . . . with laughter. You'll gasp . . . at the fabulous wigs. >From the wickedly witty pens of Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt, DRAGULA blends familiar elements of gothic thrillers with insightful commentary gender politics in a madcap comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat . . . with terror! Dragula’s feature cast includes Anthony Michaels, Felix Tomlinson, Shelley Johnson, and Ian Donahue *Gone* by Cody Daigle Directed by Chava Curland A young gay college student, Harris, played by Denzel Belin, witnesses something horrifying at his job at a porn video store: a man disappears into thin air. He soon discovers from his best friend, Jen, portrayed by Kira Pontiff, that people are "blinking" everywhere, and no one knows how to stop it. As Harris and Jen figure out what to do as the human race is slowly erased, a terrible secret that binds them together comes bubbling to the surface. They must cope with it, before one -- or both -- are gone. *Hell’s Bed and Breakfast* by Kim Carney Directed by MadelineKarita Fleming A two-character comedy that tells the story of a queer couple who -- while exploring old houses for a possible bed 'n' breakfast site -- make a chilling and gruesome discovery. The show, which stars Hannah Jo Stein and Quinn Villagomaex, brings subconscious fears about queerness and commitment to the surface. *Festival Locations and Dates:* The Final Frontier Festival: Horror, will be held at Nimbus Theatre July 10-12th and 17th-19th. Each Friday night includes a post-show discussion about the Set featuring representatives from each show, and Saturday the 11th features a post-show reception for cast, crew, and donors alike. *Set A* 7/10, 7/12, 7/18 *Gone* *Hell's Bed 'N' Breakfast* *Belong Dead* *Set B* 7/11, 7/17, 7/19 *Lace Curtain Irish* *Abscission* *Dragula*
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