Rat King LLC, Adam Blanshay, and Stephenie Overton in association with Brierpatch Productions announce the Off-Broadway Run of The New Comedy TALES FROM THE TUNNEL. Featuring Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia
OFFICIAL OPENING: SUNDAY, JULY 25TH
AT 45 BLEECKER STREET THEATRE
Rat King LLC, Adam Blanshay and Stephenie Overton in association with Brierpatch Productions have announced that TALES FROM THE TUNNEL, a new comedy about true NYC subway experiences co-written and co-directed by Troy Diana and James Valletti featuring Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia ("Angel" from RENT, Broadway and film) will begin previews off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre on Saturday, July 10, 2010. The official opening will be on Sunday July 25th at 7 p.m. www.talesfromthetunnel.com for more information and high resolution images.
In addition to Wilson Jermaine Heredia the cast of TALES FROM THE TUNNEL also includes Farah Bala, Geri Brown, Carla Corvo, BranDon Jones, Vayu O'Donnell, Sam Rosenberg, and Maria Silverman.
TALES FROM THE TUNNEL tracks the hilarious, outrageous and over the top true experiences that happen to all of us on the subway. From wackos and hook-ups to culture differences and that sly pinch, TALES FROM THE TUNNEL is a funny ride that tells quintessential New York stories. Experience the "did that just really happen?" situations that most New Yorkers Facebook about as soon as they get off the train - provided that they don't get stuck in the closing doors.
After critical acclaim at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, TALES FROM THE TUNNEL went on to be one of only 19 shows, among 200, to be selected for The FringeNYC Encore Series. Originally conceived in the 2006 Lincoln Center Directors' Lab and developed over three years by Diana and Valletti, the production is a series of pieces based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews with riders and subway workers who have something to say about their travels throughout the veins of NYC.
Set design is by Brad Zizmor, sound design is by Jess Bauer, lighting design is by Paul Miller with original music by Jason Diana.
Performances are on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $51.50 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212-239-6200) or at the 45 Bleecker Box Office at 212.260.8250. Subway: 6 to Bleecker, F,V,B,D to B'way/Lafayette.
Photo Credit: Leanne Surace