Yale Grads Will Present World Premiere Stage Adaptation The Fatal Eggs at ATA

News   Yale Grads Will Present World Premiere Stage Adaptation The Fatal Eggs at ATA Dustin Wills will present the New York Premiere of The Fatal Eggs – an original adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s 1924 novella of the same name – at the American Theatre of Actors (314 W. 54th Street) as part of the Araca Group’s Araca Project, beginning Oct. 2.

The Fatal Eggs is presented in part because of the generous support of a 2014 Special Project Grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.

It is adapted by Ilya Khodosh and Wills, and will be directed by Wills. It was originally produced as a workshop at the Yale Cabaret (New Haven, CT). The production runs for four performances through Oct. 5.

Here's how the project is billed, "A curmudgeonly Soviet scientist discovers the hope for humanity: a ray of life that accelerates the growth of organisms! But when the government steals his invention to save the nation from a chicken plague, untold horrors are unleashed. Equal parts madcap science fiction and provocative satire, The Fatal Eggs skewers political incompetence and corruption, misguided faith in technology, a gullible and complacent populace, and a fear-mongering media. It’s a monster tale of a decaying civilization, and a beautiful rumination on what is lost in a culture fueled by exploitation and desire. Seven actors perform over 50 different roles in this dizzying seventy-five minute race toward apocalypse."

The cast includes recent Yale School of Drama and NYU Graduate Acting grads Chris Bannow (The Elephant Man), Sathya Sridharan, Mickey Theis, Josiah Bania, Ceci Fernandez, Michelle McGregor, Jeanna Phillips and adaptor Khodosh.

Scenic design is by Kate Noll and Carmen Martinez, costume design by Nikki Delhomme, lighting and projection design by Solomon Weisbard, sound design by Matt Otto and puppetry design by Dustin Wills. Tickets are $18. To purchase and for more information visit fataleggs.com.

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