Monday, February 24, 2014

Press Invite/ Stolen Chair's Potion: A Play in Three Cocktails

Dear ,

I would like to invite you and a guest to attend a press performance of Potion: A Play in Three Cocktails presented by Stolen Chair at PEOPLE Lounge (163 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington) every Sunday at 7pm for an open-ended run beginning March 2nd. Reserve your press tickets now by contacting Emily Owens PR at or by calling 917-408-3677.  

Press Performances:

Sunday, March 23 at 7pm

Sunday, March 30 at 7pm

Sunday, April 6 at 7pm

Sunday, April 13 at 7pm

Charley sells potions, handcrafted and custom made. From potions that can make the forgetful remember to potions that will stop a compulsive liar from fibbing, Charley's concoctions satisfy a diverse clientele. But the one potion Charley hasn't been able to master is that one she wants for herself: a love potion. Potion, a "spoken word opera" immerses its audience in the giddy world of Charley's bar and her regular (and irregular) customers, with award-winning mixologist Marlo Gamora's flight of 3 original "potions" served by the actors as the play unfolds. 

To create the uniquely rhythmic text for Potion, Stolen Chair's playwright Kiran Rikhye dug deeply into the Italian libretti of the operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donazetti, and more. For each scene of Potion, Rikhye mapped out the meter, rhymes, repetitions, and simultaneity of an aria, duet, trio, or quartet to create a template for her own original text. The result is an intoxicating and incantatory verse play unlike any other, set to a genre-bending original score performed live by multi-instrumentalist Sean Cronin. The ensemble performs this "opera" in spoken voice that is every bit as virtuosic, dizzying, and delightful as operatic song in a site-specific staging by Jon Stancato that explores every nook and cranny of PEOPLE's bar and makes the audience feel they are VIP guests at Charley's magical speakeasy. 

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Best regards,

Emily Owens

Emily Owens PR
(917) 408-3677 

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