PHOTO CALL: Natalie Venetia Belcon, Jonathan Rayson, Morgan Weed in The Fig Leaves Are Falling
By Krissie Fullerton
15 Jan 2013
UnsungMusicalsCo.'s production of The Fig Leaves Are Falling, starringNatalie Venetia Belcon, Jonathan Rayson, Matt Walton and Morgan Weed, opens Jan. 13, following previews that began Jan. 10, at the Connelly Theatre.
Joining Belcon (Avenue Q), Rayson (Legally Blonde), Walton ("One Life to Live") and Weed (Rent, Next to Normal) are Karen Hyland (Ghost The Musical), Nathan Keen (West Side Story), Antuan Raimone (In The Heights) and Morgan Rose (Shrek The Musical).
The Fig Leaves Are Falling, according to UnsongMusicalsCo., "is a swinging '60s satire of suburban life, love and infidelity. Variety show meets vaudeville in this lively entertainment following Harry Stone, his devoted wife and the sizzling secretary who turns their marriage upside down! This newly revised production refocuses the original story by employing a smaller cast of eight actors, three new musical numbers and previously discarded dialogue and lyrics. UMC held an exploratory reading of this new version of the musical in July 2011."
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.