Direct from Edinburgh, Gideon Irving to Debut Musical Solo Show

News   Direct from Edinburgh, Gideon Irving to Debut Musical Solo Show My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually will have its American premiere this fall.
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Gideon 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. Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Irving will debut the play Off-Broadway this fall.

My Name Is Gideon: I’m Probably Going To Die, Eventually will begin performances September 29 at Walkerspace, located at 46 Walker Street in New York.

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.

Performances will play Off-Broadway through October 30.

“The heart of what I do has emerged from playing in people’s homes,” Irving says in a press statement. “The show, the music, the communion, the travel, and the relationships are all interwoven. The challenge and the joy of bringing my show into a theater is in discovering how to maintain and play with that intimacy I’ve found around the hearth.”

Ewen Wright is the artistic consultant. Scenic design is by Silvosky Studios, with lighting design by Stephen Terry and costume design by Alice Tavener. Casey Alexander Smith is the property master.

The show is produced by All For One in association with Richard Jordan Productions and The Pleasance. Tickets can be purchased by visiting web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/963075 or calling (866) 811- 4111.