The Lesser Seductions of History
Fresh from receiving the 2009 New York IT Award for Outstanding Sound Design for his work on Flux Theatre Ensemble's Angel Eaters Trilogy
, Asa Wember has already designed their next offering: The Lesser Seductions of History
, by August Schulenburg, directed by Heather Cohn. The Lesser Seductions of History
ten characters through each year in the 1960's, as their lives and
identities are radically transformed by the violence and exuberance of
the changing times: the Civil Rights movement, the Free Love movement
and the Vietnam War.
The production runs through November 22nd at The Cherry Pit.
Asa Wember on working Off-Off Broadway:
"Theatre is collaborative and transitory. Working Off-Off Broadway has a way of highlighting these qualities. On The Lesser Seductions of History
almost every member of the cast participated in the load-in, painting
and cleaning, hanging lights and stacking chairs - we were all in it
together, and it is this feeling of connection and camaraderie that
makes the long and repetitive hours of work bearable, even enjoyable."
"The absence of a defined support industry spurs artistic aims higher,
just to get noticed - the runs can be short and this 'flash-in-the-pan'
feeling fosters a desire to make something memorable, something
beautiful and meaningful that will have a life larger than a few short
For details and tickets, visit www.fluxtheatre.org
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
actor, Julian Elfer, might feel right at home playing Guildenstern in
T. Schreiber Studio's current production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
just because the play is a classic of modern British comedy, but
because Elfer recently took home the 2009 IT Award for Outstanding
Actor in a Leading Role for playing Malvolio in T. Schreiber's
production of Twelfth Night
Stoppard's play, a thought-provoking and witty examination of the
mysteries of death, destiny and free will, follows the musings of
Shakespeare's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the two doomed friends of
Hamlet in their time at Elsinore as the famous tragedy unfolds around
As a bonus to IT Award fans, TSS's production (which
has been designed to be performed in the round) includes on the
creative team, 2009 IT Award nominees George Allison (set design) and
Karen Ann Ledger (costume design)!
The production, directed by Cat Parker, continues at T. Schreiber Studio through November 22nd at the Gloria Maddox Theater.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.tschreiber.org