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THE BRICK THEATER, INC.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
WORLD PREMIERE AS PART OF THE GAME PLAY FESTIVAL!
WRITTEN BY MAC ROGERS
DIRECTED BY JORDANA WILLIAMS
JULY 17 - 27 @ THE BRICK
Gideon Productions (NYIT Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play Award for Advance Man) will present the World Premiere of playwright Mac Rogers' (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Frankenstein Upstairs) dark comedy LIGATURE MARKS, July 17-27 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union and Lorimer, Brooklyn) as part of their Game Play Festival. The production will be directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Frankenstein Upstairs) and will feature Rebecca Comtois (Viral; Crystal Skillman's Geek! with Vampire Cowboys) and Mac Rogers (NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee for The Adventures of Nervous-Boy with Nosedive Productions).
Jill can't live without Terry. So it's up to both of them—and Terry's favorite online multi-player game, NOIR—to make sure she never has to. This noir comedy from the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Honeycomb Trilogy and Viral charts a twisted romance between two of life's losers as they take one last shot to be something other than who they are.
Ligature Marks will run July 17 at 8pm, July 19 at 9pm, July 21 at 2pm, July 23 at 8pm, July 25 at 8pm & July 27 at 8pm as part of the Game Play Festival at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn). Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. The show will run 75 minutes with no intermission.
MAC ROGERS (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. His plays include SOVEREIGN (New York Times and Backstage Critic's Pick), BLAST RADIUS (New York Times Critic's Pick), ADVANCE MAN (winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Premiere Production and Backstage Critic's Pick), ASYMMETRIC (produced by Philadelphia's acclaimed New City Stage Company), VIRAL (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC 2009 and Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards and winner of Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), HAIL SATAN (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and FLEET WEEK: THE MUSICAL (co-written with Sean and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). Mac's plays have earned acclaim from The New York Times, Backstage, Time Out New York, The New York Post, Flavorpill, io9.com (Gawker Media's science fiction site), Tor.com, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, BroadwayWorld.com,
NYTheatre.com, Show Showdown, and many others.
JORDANA WILLIAMS (Director) has directed numerous plays by Mac Rogers, including Sovereign, Blast Radius, Advance Man (2012 NYIT Award-Outstanding Premiere Production), Viral (2009 FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Play), Hail Satan, and three seasons with Vampire Cowboys' episodic, genre-bending Saturday Night Saloon. Other recent directing work includes Kill Shakespeare at NY Comic Con 2012 and The Particulars with The Bridge Theater Company, FringeNYC 2012. Jordana has directed a number of strange and wonderful projects for such companies as Flux Theatre Ensemble, Boomerang Theatre Company, Piper McKenzie, GroundUP Productions, kef Productions, Impetuous Theater Group, The Brick Theater, The 24-Hour Plays, and The One-Minute Play Festival. She is a founding member of Gideon Productions and a 2012 nytheatre dot com Person of the Year.
Critical acclaim for the collaborations of Mac Rogers & Jordana Williams from Gideon Productions:
"Television is where you find complicated storytelling. Film is the home of epic sci-fi trilogies. Giant aliens are expensive. Mac Rogers's "Honeycomb Trilogy," a titanic story about humanity in crisis wedged into a small theater in Queens, laid waste to these truisms, and provided giddy, cerebral fun along the way." The New York Times
"Blessed with an unflinching script, [Viral] begins as the blackest of comedies before transforming into an uncompromising look at how we choose to live." Backstage
"One of the most intelligent and complex theatrical events of the year." Flavorpill
"Both pitch-perfect science fiction about an alien occupation and a wrenching treatise on the state of humanity." io9.com
GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore what's strange about being human and what's human about being strange, using familiar genres and cultural touchstones as a springboard to something wholly unexpected.
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