Octopus Love Story Gets World Premiere in NYC May 2-20

News   Octopus Love Story Gets World Premiere in NYC May 2-20 An Octopus Love Story, a "dramedy" by Delaney Britt Brewer that charts an unconventional relationship, gets its world premiere May 2-20 in a production by Kids With Guns.
Josh Tyson & Kelli Holsopple in Octopus Love Story.
Josh Tyson & Kelli Holsopple in Octopus Love Story. Photo by Ryan Robinson

"What if falling in love with the wrong person was the best thing you've ever done?" production notes ask. "Jane and Danny, two drifting New Yorkers, identify themselves as gay until their friendship catches their hearts off guard. A political protest against the ban on same-sex marriage ignites an unlikely and heartbreaking romance in An Octopus Love Story." Mike Klar directs the production at Center Stage (48 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) in Manhattan. Opening is May 5.

The cast includes Michael Cyril Creighton, Andrew Dawson, Jenny Greer, Kelli Holsopple, Eric Kuehnemann, Krista Sutton and Josh Tyson.

The production team consists of Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic design), Heather Klar (costume design) and John Wolf (lighting design).

Delaney Britt Brewer is a playwright and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater's Youngblood playwriting collective, Partial Comfort Productions and Kids with Guns. Brewer assistant directed John Gould Rubin in ...a matter of choice at Chashama, and workshopped her plays Singing to Placedo at Collective Unconscious and An Octopus Love Story on Theater Row. She received her BA in theatre from UNC-Greensboro.

Artistic directors Ben Cikanek (COO of pop icon Kidrobot) and Klar (former Saatchi & Saatchi art director) formed Kids with Guns in the summer of 2006. Their inaugural production was the 2006 Fringe Festival and Fringe Encore Series entry The Blue Martini.

For more info on the company visit www.kidswithguns.com.

Performances run Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $18 for shows May 5-20 and $10 for previews May 2-4, and can be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or visiting smarttix.com.