Food and Fadwa

Food and Fadwa

Text Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader
Direction Shana Gold
A Co-Production with NOOR Theatre

May 18, 2012—June 24, 2012

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Meet Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something Palestinian woman living in Bethlehem in the politically volatile West Bank. Known for her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her family and aging father, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the preparations for the wedding of her younger sister, despite constraints of daily life under occupation. Politics blend with family tensions to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal. Story by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader and directed by Shana Gold, this new play melds the fight a Palestinian family wages to hold onto its traditional culture with its need to celebrate love, joy and hope. NYTW teams up with company-in-residence Noor Theatre to present Food and Fadwa.

Scenic Design Andromache Chalfant
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Japhy Weideman
Sound Design Jane Shaw
Original Music Jane Shaw, Amir ElSaffar and George Ziadeh
Music Consultation George Ziadeh and Amir El Saffar
Stage Manager Lindsey Turteltaub

An Iliad

An Iliad

Text Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
Adaptation from Homer's Iliad
Translation Robert Fagles
Direction Lisa Peterson

February 15, 2012—April 1, 2012

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Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer's epic poem. An Iliad spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through an original and immediate voice. Making its New York premier, Tony Award-winning actors Denis O'Hare (Assassins, Take Me Out) and Stephen Spinella (Angels in America) will alternate as performers in this sweeping account of humanity's unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War?

Scenic Design Rachel Hauck
Costume Design Marina Draghici
Lighting Design Scott Zielinski
Original Music & Sound Design Mark Bennett
Stage Manager Donald Fried
Bassist Brian Ellingsen

with Denis O'Hare and Stephen Spinella

Once

Once

Text Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Direction John Tiffany
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carne

November 15, 2011—January 15, 2012

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The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The Walworth Farce) to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song “Falling Slowly,” to the stage. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the emotionally charged music that has made Once an international sensation. Once will feature sets and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer (The History Boys, Mary Poppins), lighting by Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and musical supervision by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).

Scenic and Costume Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Design Natasha Katz
Sound Design Clive Goodwin
Stage Manager Bess Marie Glorioso
Music Supervisor Martin Lowe
Movement Steven Hoggett

with David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, Steve Kazee, David Patrick Kelly, Cristin Milioti, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty and J. Michael Zygo

The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Based on the novel "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
Creation Elevator Repair Service
Direction John Collins

August 19, 2011—October 23, 2011

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Elevator Repair Service completes its staging of a trilogy of classic American works with The Select ( The Sun Also Rises), a staging of Ernest Hemingway's novel. A stage littered with liquor bottles and cafe chairs transforms seamlessly from Paris cafes to Pamplona streets. After their highly acclaimed adaptations of The Great Gatsby and The Sound and the Fury, ERS turns its sights on Hemingway's alcohol-soaked expatriates in this world premiere that features the ensemble's trademark sound design and highly energized choreography. Hemingway's dry wit, a doomed romance and even live bullfighting (as re-imagined by ERS) make this a compelling conclusion to ERS' exploration of modernist American literature of the 1920's.

Producer Ariana Smart Truman
Stage Manager & Assistant Director Sarah Hughes
Set and Costume Design David Zinn
Lighting Design Mark Barton
Sound Design Matt Tierney and Ben Williams
Production Manager B.D. White
Additional Costumes Colleen Werthmann
Assistant Lighting Designer Dans Maree Sheehan
Dance & Movement Coach- Katherine Profeta
Sound Engineer- Jason Sebastian
Company Manager- Lindsay Hockaday

with Frank Boyd, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Kate Scelsa, Kaneza Schall, Pete Simpson, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor Matt Tierney and Ben Williams