The Civilians' Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony! to Play Joe's Pub
08 Nov 2013
The Civilians will present Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony! at Joe's Pub Nov. 12 at 7 PM.
The cabaret performance will feature Emily Ackerman, Daoud Heidami, Susannah Flood, Colleen Werthmann, Daniel Jenkins, Brad Heberlee, Greg McFadden, Emily Rossell, Trey Lyford, Jess Watkins, Brian Sgambati and Nedra McClyde.
Attendees can expect to hear original songs written by Michael Friedman, Andrea Grody, Maggie-Kate Coleman, Erato A. Kremmyda and Rebecca Hart.
Here's how the event is billed: "In the wake of DOMA’s demise, artists delve into the meaning of marriage and how we choose to celebrate it. This unique evening explores the shocking, hilarious, and touching sides of weddings, featuring interviews conducted by associate artists with couples and wedding guests across the nation. The one-night-only event features monologues and songs performed in The Civilians' investigative style taking on fairy tales to fiascos of weddings in America."
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.