Producer David J. Foster announced today that Devil Boys from Beyond, by Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Wednesday, November 3. Directed by Kenneth Elliott (co-founder of Theatre-in-Limbo), the production will officially open on Saturday, November 13. The strictly limited engagement ends Thursday, December 30, 2010. Devil Boys from Beyond premiered at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, where it received rave reviews as well as the 2009 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Play. It was also nominated for the 2010 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding NY Theatre, off-off-Broadway.
Summer of 1957 is a scorcher and something strange is going on in the swamps of Lizard Lick, Florida. With rumors of missing people and giant spaceships running rampant, star NYC reporter Mattie Van Buren races down in search of her next Pulitzer, her booze-hound ex-husband, Gregory Graham in tow, and her arch-enemy, Lucinda Marsh hot on her heels to scoop her story. Flying saucers! Backstabbing bitches! Muscle hunks and men in pumps!
The all-male cast features Everett Quinton, Andy Halliday, Paul Pecorino, Chris Dell'Armo, Peter Cormican, Robert Berliner, Jacques Mitchell and Jeff Riberdy.
The design team includes B.T. Whitehill (scenic design), Gail Baldoni (costume design), Gerard Kelly (wig & hair design), and Vivien Leone (lighting design). Original score and sound design is by Drew Fornarola.
This production marks an unprecedented collaboration between key artists from the seminal downtown theatre companies Theatre-in-Limbo (Kenneth Elliott, Andy Halliday, Vivien Leone, B.T. Whitehill) and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company (Everett Quinton).
In his 5-Star review of the New York International Fringe Festival production, Adam Feldman of Time Out New York said, "Buddy Thomas's deliriously campy sci-fi spoof, one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen at the Fringe Festival, is naughty, gleeful fun.... If there were any justice in this mixed-up world of ours, the whole show would be tractor-beamed Off Broadway tomorrow."