Come see me as Dea, the blind beauty, in Stolen Chair's The Man Who Laughs: A Silent Film for the Stage, performing January 31 through February 24 at Urban Stages.
The Man Who Laughs hasn't even opened and press is already rolling in in anticipation!
Martin Denton, of nytheatre.com & indietheaternow.com, is excited for the return of The Man Who Laughs, including it his preview of the upcoming theatre season in The Villager. On the original production, Denton wrote "This bona fide tour de force of theater has the real capacity to tug at something inside of us and make us feel in a raw, spontaneous and very essential way."
Playwright Kiran Rikhye & director Jon Stancato, each are People You Should Know! Read about what excites Kiran and Jon about creating The Man Who Laughs.
First performed to critical acclaim in 2005, The Man Who Laughs transforms silent film into live action, taking us back to a time when performers didn't need to speak to pull on our heart strings and tickle our funny bones.Based on Victor Hugo's novel The Man Who Laughs, the play is performed in the style of a silent film, complete with live piano accompaniment, projected title cards, and a vibrant black-and-white set.
Written by Kiran Rikhye | Directed by Jon Stancato | Dramaturgy by Emily Otto | Music by Eugene Ma | Makeup by Jaclyn Schaefer with Stephanie Cox-Williams | Costume Design by Julie Schworm | Lighting Design by Daniel Winters | Set Design by Michael Minahan | Stage Management by Colin Miller | Props & Graphic Design by Aviva Meyer | Featuring Raife Baker, Dave Droxler, Jon Froehlich, Molly O'Neill, Noah Schultz and Rebecca Whitehurst
Where: URBAN STAGES, 259 West 30th Street btw 7th and 8th Avenues | When: JAN 31 - FEB 24 Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm & Mon, Feb 4 at 8:30pm | Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Students/Seniors, $20 in 1920s Costume, SmartTix 212-868-4444 | Show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. | Free Popcorn!