Proudly Presents the World Premiere of
Don't eat the chicken!
RANDI BERRY KATIE BRADEN MIKE BRADLEY
DECHELLE DAMIEN TARA GRIECO JESSICA KELLY
LAUREN TURNER KIEL ANNA LAMADRID BETH MCGREGOR
AL MIRO MIKA PORRO BENJAMIN SPRADLEY
Directed by KIMBERLEA KRESSAL
FOUR-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 5 – MARCH 28, 2009 AT THE MILAGRO
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 8 P.M.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WRECKIO.COM
WRECKIO ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce the world premiere production of ROOFTOPS, directed by Kimberlea Kressal. ROOFTOPS will play a four-week limited engagement at The Milagro at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Thursday, March 5 and continue through to Saturday, March 28. Opening Night is Saturday, March 7 (8 p.m.).
*Press nights: Thursday, March 5th, Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 7th.
ROOFTOPS is a satiric commentary on the economic divide present in American society. When Crane is ripped from her world of comfort and convenience and catapulted on to “the Tops”, she is introduced to a world of women living and working in a futuristic “debtors prison”. These women, under constant sedation, unlivable conditions, and government experimentation, are quickly deteriorating both mentally and physically. As she learns the rituals and rules of her new home, including a regimented diet of fast food chicken and an expectation to breed with the rooftop's male watchdog, Crane's hope of ever returning to her old life seems impossible. When an Arab-American man, who is demonized by the media as a terrorist, offers Crane a chance to end the suffering of the rooftop dwellers, but possibly sacrifice herself in the process, Crane is forced to question the worth of one human life versus the freedom of thousands.
The production features scenic design by Michael McClain, costume design by Rachel Attridge and lighting design by Pamela Kupper. Tara Grieco and Dimitra Bixby of UNiONEYE are the sound/video engineers.
ROOFTOPS plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, March 28th:
Mondays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and are now available online at www.wreckio.com or by calling 917-626-1369. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater’s box office ½ hour prior to the performance.
Official Website: http://www.wreckio.org
Added by Decided on February 10, 2009