FIRECAT PRODUCTIONS is delighted to announce that a new home has been found for Zombie Joe'S adaptation of SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The previously postponed production has been rescheduled and will now open Sunday May 23rd at 7:00 pm at The Players THEATRE LOFT. Performances continue Sundays at 7:00 pm through June 27th. All tickets are $20.00. For reservations and information visit TheaterMania.com or call (212) 352-3101. The Players THEATRE LOFT is located at 115 MacDougal Street on the Corner of Minetta Lane.
FIRECAT PRODUCTIONS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is a high-impact comedic adaptation of SHAKESPEARE'S timeless classic which follows the fantastical adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, Athenian Nobles, and the mischievous fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. With fresh energy and vision the entire cast helps create the environment and partakes in the fun. This shortened version retains the magnificent Shakespeare language, and does not include any "modernisms" in the dialogue. While it remains true to the story and themes, it cuts to the core of the story for today's audiences.
The cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM includes KATHLEEN DONOVAN, DANAI EPITHYMIADI, RICHARD GOODRICH, Mary Goodwin, LINDSEY LARKIN, ARI LEW, STEVE MAZZOCCONE, BREE PAVEY, GERALD PROSSER JR, JORDAN ANNA SIEGEL, Rochelle Smith, and AMY KATHERYN WHITE.
Director Zombie Joe is the founder and artistic director of Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, and co-founder of Limecat Family Theatre Company (www.limecat.org) and Firecat Productions, now a fully-operating year-round bi-coastal organization in Los Angeles and New York City. He has produced and directed over 150 productions, 17 in the last year alone. Zombie is best known for his unique style of progressive, avante-garde theatre art, winning awards and acclaim for his Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, Outer-Space, Grand-Guignol-Horror, and Children's productions.
Assistant Director Denise Devin is lead director of Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, (aka ZJU Theatre Group) and co-founder, of Limecat Family Theatre Company (www.limecat.org) and Firecat Productions. She has co-written and co-directed 10 Limecat productions, many of them award winning. She has also co-written, directed or choreographed 15 to 20 ZJU productions as well as performing in over 40 ZJU productions. As a playwright, she has authored 15 one-act plays, all of which have been produced in the Los Angeles area. With a background in dance, Denise has found a home at Firecat, working with a theatre that uses highly stylized movement as an integral part of its artistic expression.
FIRECAT PRODUCTIONS presents new works supporting new artists, playwrights and composers, as well as presenting well known and/or classical stories with a fresh vision. The shows presented by FIRECAT are rooted in both classical and original works. Every show is fun, fascinating and always on the "cutting edge" which helps it to be widely received by a broad audience range. FIRECAT is passionate towards the survival and growth of the living arts and considers this passion its mission. For more information visit www.firecatnyc.com.