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FREEDOM'S LAST STAND

An Immersive Promenade Journey into Extremism

FREEDOM'S LAST STAND: image of tiki torches in Charlottesville, VA rally of white supremists from 2017

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.

PART I:
(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.

CAST
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

CREATIVE TEAM
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


Our Peculiar Works projects are being made possible with public funds from is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program), and private funds from The Ken Glickfeld and Kris Hall Foundation, the Dime Community Bank Fund for NYC Theatres, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), the Mental Insight Foundation, and the Indie Theater Fund's Big Mini Give and Take, as well as our many, wonderful, individual donors.