Theatre for the New City will open its newest production, New Day by Stephen Fife, on Oct. 4. The multi-media, sci-fi comedy will feature "hi-tech tomfoolery, mindless mind control and Martian sex slaves," according to a press statement.
In a new, New-Age world, a mad scientist is feeding people a liquid that gives them a can-do, winning attitude that most often leads to success. There are side effects to the serum, though. One man, with the help of a woman caught in cyberspace, will have to cast aside his fears in an attempt to save the world.
New Day is directed by Samuel Buggeln and stars Arthur Aulisi, Marissa Copeland, and Kim Gainer. Sets were designed by Tobin Ost, sound by Jill DuBoff, video by Julian Rad and costumes by Julia N. Van Vliet.
Playwright Stephen Fife has written other pieces including the Van Gogh bio-play Break of Day and God of Vengeance, directed by Joseph Chaiken in 1998.
New Day run Oct. 4-28 at Theater for the New City. For tickets and information, call (212) 254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.org. — Steve Luber