World Premiere of Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man! Will Reset Story of Threepenny Opera in the Wild West
10 Mar 2014
Horse Trade Theater Group will present the Less Than Rent Theatre world-premiere production of Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man!, written by Sean Patrick Monahan and James Presson, April 3-27 at The Kraine Theater.
Directed by Charlie Polinger, the piece will feature original music by Alexander Sage Oyen.
LTR company member Tom Sanchez will star as Mac alongside Cory Asinofsky, Ben Diserens, Rachel B Joyce, Alex Kramer, Matthew George, Sarah Daniels, Joe Flynn, Brittany N. Williams, Anthony Vaughn Merchant, Jillian Rorrer, Eugenio Vargas and Lance Lemon.
Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man!, according to press notes, "is based on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, resetting its antihero, the renowned outlaw Macheath, in the Wild West on the run from the local oil tycoon, Mr. Peachum, and his henchman, Sheriff Lockit. The long arm of the law pursues Little Mac across the country, and through a hodgepodge of American history and culture. Along the way, he encounters familiar faces including Al Gore and Al Capone, Ronald Reagan and Ronald McDonald, and Lucille Ball and her buddy Ethel (Rosenberg). Rounding out the story of the outlaw — and the eighty-five memorable characters he meets — is a musical score that pays homage to the classic American songbook. Part spaghetti Western, part political satire, and part film-noir, Little Mac is a heartwarming tale about money, capitalism, and money."
Writer Presson's credits include Words, Razors, and the Wounded Heart; Money$hot; Little Town Blues; Voices in Conflict; and Friends Don't Let Friends.
Writer Monhan's credits include Diva, High Upon the Gallows Tree, Though Soft You Tread Above Me, The Morality Play, A Semi Staged Reading of a Play Called 6B, The Verse Play, The Front Porch Play and Thank You, Fifteen.
The Kraine Theater is located at 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). For more information and tickets, visit LessThanRent.org or HorseTrade.info.
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.