Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Announcement - The Invitation (Wordmonger)

Obie Winner John Clancy Directs Revenge Comedy
September 5 - 27 at The Ohio Theater

Wordmonger presents the World Premiere of THE INVITATION by Brian Parks beginning September 5 at The Ohio Theater in SoHo. This new "revenge comedy" is directed by Obie Award winner John Clancy. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, September 10.

Black humor is the main course in THE INVITATION, a new dark comedy by Brian Parks. In an elite city apartment, a birthday-dinner celebration among a group of highly successful friends takes an abrupt, peculiar turn in a play that veers maniacally and sardonically through the worlds of politics, art...and revenge.

THE INVITATION stars David Calvitto, Leslie Farrell, Katie Honacker, Paul Urcioli, and Eva von Dok with set and costumes by Rose A.C. Howard and lighting by Eric Southern.
John Clancy is an Obie Award-winning director and the co-founder of FringeNYC. He works for Clancy Productions, an international touring and production company specializing in new American theater and serves as the Executive Director of the League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for 99-seat theaters in New York City. His directing credits include Parks' Americana Absurdum, Don Nigro's Cincinnati, his own play Fatboy and the UK premiere of Midnight Cowboy. He was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for "creativity, enterprise and vision".

Brian Parks is also the author of Americana Absurdum, which won the Best Writing Award at the 1997 New York International Fringe Festival, a Fringe First Award at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and was performed in 2004 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, among other productions. His plays, which include Goner and Suspicious Package, have been performed in New York, Ireland, Scotland, Dallas, San Jose and San Francisco.

Wordmonger is a New York City-based theater company, whose previous productions include Americana Absurdum, Goner and Suspicious Package.

THE INVITATION runs September 5 - 27, Weds. - Sat. with additional performances September 7 & 8. All performances are at 8pm.

The Ohio Theater is located at 66 Wooster Street (between Spring & Broome Streets -- accessible from the C, E trains to Spring Street.)

Tickets are $18, available at 212-868-4444 or http://www.smarttix.com/.