David Drake Will Direct NYMF's Homo The Musical!; Casting Announced
03 Jul 2013
Obie-winning playwright and actor David Drake will direct the New York Music Theatre Festival production of Homo The Musical!, which begins its limited engagement at the PTC Performance Space July 23.
The new musical features a libretto by Lola Rock 'N' Rolla (writer/director of B-movies "Dragzilla," "Night of the Living Gay," "I Was a Tranny Werewolf") and a score by songwriter Gina Volpe (guitarist of the seminal NYC punk band The Lunachicks).
The cast will include Meg Baessler, J. Alexander Coe, Sam Given, Blair Goldberg, Eric Gunhus, Thomas Poarch, Danielle Erin Rhodes and Christopher Trepinski.
"Posing as a suburban housewife, an alien from Planet Homo has infiltrated a religious middle-American town," according to press notes. "Will the good people of Pleasant Valley Pines notice before their whole community erupts in chaos and depravity?"
Homo The Musical! also features choreography by Aliane Baquerot, associate direction by Adam Jackman, set design by Jason Courson and video/projection design by Lola Rock 'N' Rolla.
The show is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The Playthings Theatre, Mark Hartman and Noah Lemaich.
Show times are July 23 at 8 PM, July 25 at 5 PM and 9 PM, July 26 at 5 PM and July 27 at 9 PM.
The PTC Performance Space is located at 555 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://nymf.org/tickets/2013-events/homo-musical/ or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information and song samples, visit http://homothemusical.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.