SPECIAL WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATION:
Monday thru Wednesday, December 5-7, 2022 at 7pm
Arts on Site, 12 St Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 (map it)
Admission is free: donations gratefully accepted!
PLEASE NOTE: Because Arts On Site is an intimate space and the actors will move among the audience, masks are required for the performance. Running time: approx. 70 minutes.
Outlandish conspiracies, anti-government rhetoric, and Shakespeare's Coriolanus collide in this revised and updated production first presented by PWP in 1996.
(If They Lay Me Down to Rest, Tell My Mom I Did My Best)
A lone gunman balancing on the edge of reason and delusion is confronted by federal agents in a tension-filled stand-off in rural Idaho. A live band conducts musical press interviews while live feed video projections and social media streams provide running commentary. Audience members choose whether to fully immerse themselves in the performance or find a safe perch from which they can view the unfolding spectacle.
Daniel Frey - BRANDON GAREGNANI
Eleanor - LYNNSEY OOTEN
Mother - NOMI TICHMAN
Anna - MARISSA CARPIO
Agent Stone - JACQUELINE GREGG
Agent Wood - DAVID FINE
Supervisory Special Agent Mead - CATHERINE PORTER
Propagandist - JACK UTRATA
Lead Singer - CHERRYE J. DAVIS
Director: NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD and KIM KRANE
Playwright: BARRY ROWELL
Music: ROB MITZNER and DAVID ROSS
Stage Manager: HEATHER OLMSTEAD
Lighting: DAVID CASTANEDA
Costumes: GRACE MARTIN
Live Feed Video: CATALIN STELIAN-SHANKS
Producers: RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER, and BARRY ROWELL