The Bat Theatre Company, in a co-production with Big Dance Theatre will present the latest play by Mac Wellman, Girl Gone, at The Flea Theatre (41 White Street), Oct. 8-31.
Directing and choreographing Girl are Big Dance founders Paul Lazar and Annie B. Parson in their first collaboration with one of downtown's most popular playwrights.
Girl Gone is described as an "eerie comedy" about three friends who play a game centered on "going away" to an alternate reality. Their search leads them to places far darker and stranger than they could have ever anticipated.
Last year, Wellman was celebrated with a three-month long festival, covering over twenty-five years of his award winning plays including: Bad Penny, Terminal Hip, Crowbar and Murder of Crows.
Big Dance Theatre, founded in 1990, investigates the connections between the two mediums. Their work has been presented in a variety of places, such as, Dance Theatre Workshop, Classic Stage Company, the Ontological Theatre, Lincoln Center, and the EXIT and VIA Festivals in France. The Bat Theatre Company was formed in 1997 as a group of veteran theatre artists acting as producers. The "Bat Pack" includes: Jim Simpson, Wellman, Kyle Chepulis, Eduardo Machado, Jan Leslie Harding, Mike Nolan, and Laurie Stone. Previous Bat productions have included Herman Daniel Farrell III's Bedfellows, Karen Finley's Return of the Chocolate Smeared Women, Rogelio Martinez's They Still Mambo in Heaven, The Black Hole serial, and Adobe Theatre's serial, Larry and the Werewolf.
Mac Wellman's Girl Gone is directed by Paul Lazar and choreographed by Annie-B Parson. For reservations or more information call (212) 226-0051.
-- By Sean McGrath