Labyrinth Theater Company's 2014-15 Season Will Feature Works by Craig muMs Grant, Lucy Thurber and Melissa Ross
24 Jul 2014
Labyrinth Theater Company, the downtown company dedicated to presenting daring works of theatre that expand the boundaries of mainstream productions, has announced its 2014-15 season.
The season will include A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant and directed by Jenny Koons.
Here's how the production is billed: "Infused with hip-hop, slam poetry and personal recollections, this one-man show charts the ups and downs of muMs’ incredible journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on one of HBO’s biggest shows. A life set against the backdrop of the birth of hip-hop, this is the story of man looking for his spotlight and finding it in the most unlikely of places."
The season will continue with Lucy Thurber's The Insurgents directed by Lear deBessonet.
"The play follows Sally Wright, an American wanderer, who has traveled across the country searching for something to believe in, only to find herself home again," press notes state. "Inspired by the lives of some of the most dynamic and controversial figures in American history, The Insurgents examines the lies and injustice that history has handed down to us and the actions people take when they finally decide that enough is enough."
Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross and directed by Mimi O’Donnell, will play in the spring. Here's how the production is billed: "In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, thirty seven year old Josephine Rosen has a dead end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with an old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be."
All work will be presented at the Bank Street Theater, which is located at 155 Bank Street. Visit labtheater.org for more information.