The World Premiere of The Service Road by Erin Courtney
Directed by Meghan Finn
A violent storm of mythic proportions hits Prospect Park. The once peaceful service road
turns strange as a nature guide attempts to find a lost
child. On her quest she meets the denizens of one of the few natural places left in a large
city. The nature guide is a modern day Hercules
trying to do penance for a very bad thing she had done when she was out of her mind.
Obie award winning playwright (Map of Virtue) Erin Courtney examines what it means to be
of service and the true nature of forgiveness.
Meghan Finn seamlessly blends Erin's sparse poetic language with the highly visual multi-media
spectacle that you've come to expect from Adhesive Theater Project. With the introduction
of a video puppet and Michael Riccio's gravity defying set, Adhesive Theater Project once
again proves why our work is described as “Nothing short of extraordinary!”
Tickets also are sold at the door 1 hour
before showtime subject to availability.
Set Designer:Mike Riccio Costume Designer:Tilly Grimes Lighting Designer, Production Manager:Sue Brandt Sound Designer, Composer, Music Director:Mark Bruckner Video and Puppet Designer:Cory Einbinber Stage Manager:Maria Sideris Special Projects:Erin Grabe Stop Motion Animation:Claire MoodeyandErin Courtney Assistant Video Designer:Natalia de Campos Associate Costume Designer:Alice Tavener Talk Back Moderator:Andy Buck
Cory Einbinder*, Kalle Macrides Claire MoodeyandCaroline Tamas
In the moment before his untimely demise, a Hollywood
filmmaker perseveres to uncover the identity of his soon to be murderer.
NOIR is a deconstruction of the film noir aesthetic told through movement,
images, live music, and heightened language. Functioning as a modern morality
play, this genre explores the conflict of individuals grappling with their humanity
within a violent urban landscape. Our storytelling translates a cinematic
movement score for the stage, availing itself of the filmmaker's techniques for manipulating time and image — while
maneuvering through a real world of femmes fatales and kneecap busters.
NOIR takes place in a cinematic landscape created with the aid of 24 frames
metaphorically representing one second of film, or the moment
it takes for a life to end. You better not blink!
It is very likely that I, Object!* is a story about three obsessive individuals and the objects
they keep. However, it may be that it's actually a story about objects and the people
they keep. Whichever perspective you take, I, Object!* unleashes the power of our everyday belongings
and asks the question, if we can't get rid of our possessions, who is really the possessed?
[* WINNER OF
THE BRICK'S COVETED "Best Performance By An Inanimate Object" AWARD ]
This world premiere will blend Rock, Tango, Jazz and Punk music with
contemporary dance to re-imagine Karel Čapek's original 1921 classic,
R.U.R (Rossum's Universal Robots). Čapek's play that started
it all, introducing the word ROBOT into the world's lexicon and into our
fantasies, is reexamined for the 21st Century.
This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts
Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,
administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).
Our Workshop Production of R.U.R.: A Futurist Folk Opera
will be presented On: April 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 pm May 5, 6 at 8:00 pm May 7 at 7:00 pm At: Spring Theatreworks 25 Jay Street, 2nd Floor D.U.M.B.O. (Brooklyn)
Take the F train to York Avenue or C train to High Street,
and walk on Jay Street towards the water (East River). Visualize and Print this information via a Google Map Suggested Donation: $5.
Be a part of the first ever Robot Parade on Saturday, April 22,
at NOON at a Rain-Safe
location near the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in
D.U.M.B.O. (Brooklyn). Whether you've got an old toy robot in
your attic or you've built a droid in your basement... Whether
you're a professional robotics engineer, an enthusiast, or just a
geek... Come join us and bring your mechanical friend.
Children welcome to bring their souped up soup-cans. Prizes will be
offered. This event is *FREE*
Adhesive Theater Project is generously supported by the New York State
Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the J. P.
Morgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).