Here in the Dark Concert Will Feature Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ashkon Davaran, Leslie McDonel and More
25 Sep 2013
The Show Goes On Productions will present Here in the Dark, written and performed by Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812's Ashkon Davaran, Sept. 30 at the Cutting Room in Manhattan. The 9:30 PM evening will mark the newest theatrical concert in the "Rock Tonic" series.
Developed and directed by Shakina Nayfack, the performance will also feature Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot), Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre…), Natalie Wachen (Off-Broadway's Rent), Lauren Marcus (Pregnancy Pact) and Rachel Lee with Vinny Pavlish on violin.
In Here in the Dark, according to press notes, "Bay Area actor/singer-songwriter/MC, Ashkon recounts tales of love, loss, and YouTube fame through a unique backdrop of rock n' roll, hip-hop, soul, and the spoken word."
The "Rock Tonic" series was launched to promote interactive and multimedia music events. Each concert integrates a storyline or concept with theatrical elements and video designed to "gently provoke audiences."
The Cutting Room is located at 44 E. 32nd Street. Tickets are $15; there is no food/drink minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 380-8749 or visit ShowGoesOnProductions.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.