BlueRare Productions has announced the cast and creative team for its Off-Broadway premiere of the probing and politically-charged mash-up comedy, Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party, by Aaron Loeb.
The seven-member cast will feature ArnieBurton (The Temperamentals, 39 Steps), Stephanie Pope Caffey (Chicago, Smokey Joe'sCafe) and Robert Hogan (A Few Good Men, HBO's "The Wire") and include LisaBirnbaum, Ted Koch, Pippa Pearthree and Ben Roberts.
The six-week limited engagement, directed by Chris Smith (former Artistic Director of SF's MagicTheatre) with choreography by Vince Pesce (Associate Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall onTony-winners Pajama Game and Wonderful Town), will begin performances on July 27 at TheatreRow's Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, NYC), with opening night set for August 11.
The creativeteam also includes Bill English (scenic design), Jeff Croiter and Grant Yeager (lighting design)and Rebecca Lustig (costume design).
In Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party, a fourth-grade Christmas pageant in Lincoln'srural Illinois hometown sets off a firestorm of controversy when it calls into question Honest Abe'ssexuality. A thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny, and uniquely American story unfolds, offering surprises at every turn. Each of the three acts lets the audience see the story from a differentcharacter's viewpoint - and at each performance the audience decides in which order the acts areperformed, creating a Rubik's Cube-like theatrical event. A truly democratic theatergoing experience!What could be more American than that?
Tickets for Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party are priced at $51.25 and $66.25 for premium seats ($20 student rush) and are on sale now at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling (212)279-4200. The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.,Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party is produced by BlueRare Productions in association with Aaron Glick and Deborah Taylor.
Photo credit THOM KAINE
Stephanie Pope Caffey
Robert Hogan, Ben Roberts, Ted Koch, Arnie Burton, Lisa Birnbaum, Pippa Pearthree, Stephanie Pope Caffey