When Soho Rep announced last month that it was immediately closing its longtime performances space at 46 Walker Street, it abruptly left My Name is Gideon without a theatre. The musical solo show by Gideon Irving was slated to begin its New York premiere September 29, just a day after the cancellation was announced.
All For One Theater, the production company behind My Name is Gideon: I’m Probably Going to Die, Eventually, has announced that it has found a new performance venue; it will now debut at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater November 11 for a limited run through December 11. It will officially open November 17.
Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Irving has developed his musical solo show, My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually, over the course of 500 performances in living rooms around the world. Irving has been touring his show from one town to the next for the past five years, performing and sleeping in the homes of strangers. The solo show features song and storytelling, as well as the use of 15 different instruments, including the banjo, bouzouki, waterphone, shruti box, mbira, whirly tube and scacciapensieri. The Off-Broadway premiere will mark Irving’s American stage debut.
Soho Rep revealed September 28 that it had to vacate its Walker Street theatre because it discovered it was accidentally using the space illegally. ”Over the past week, we learned that despite years of safety inspections and paperwork which we believed allowed us to use the space as we have, the original filings from 1991 do not permit us to have more than 70 people in the venue and also have strict scenic restrictions,” read a second statement from artistic director Sarah Benson and executive director Cynthia Flowers on October 3.
Directed by Ewen Wright, My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually is produced by AFO in association with Richard Jordan Productions.
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