The Blueprint Project
Plays by Johnna Adams, J. Holtham, Dan Kois, and Mariah MacCarthy
Directed by Heather Cohn, John Hurley, Mikell Kober, and Jordana Williams
Featuring Hanna Cheek*, Curran Connor*, Mary Hodges, Daryl Lathon*, Catherine McNelis*, Kelley Rae O’Donnell*, Lori E. Parquet*, Anna Rahn*, Moira Stone*, Sara Thigpen*, Jennifer Tsay, and Sean Williams
(*these actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)
Stage managed by Nikki Castle
Lighting design by Jennifer Linn Wilcox
Sound design by Jeanne E. Travis
Costume design by Amanda Jenks
Props/special effects by Stephanie Cox-Williams
Shows Weds 5/21-Sat 5/24 at 8pm, and Sunday 5/25 at 3pm.
At The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in LIC
Running time: 90 minutes, including 1 intermission.
“——-> Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
New York Magazine shout out. Labyrinth Theater Company. Pulitzer Fest. Happening now! FREE THIS WEEKEND! Catch Kelley in these readings:
Saturday, April 12th at 9pm::
NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY
by Charles Gordone
Written in 1969, NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY was inspired by playwright Charles Gordone’s employment as a bartender in Greenwich Village. The play received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone’s Pulitzer signified two “firsts”: he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and the play was the first off-Broadway play to receive the award.
Written over the course of seven years, the play explores racial tensions in a Civil Rights-era story about a black bartender who tries to outsmart a white mobster syndicate.
Sunday, April 13th at 12noon::
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
by Paul Zindel
Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize, the play revolves around the dysfunctional family consisting of single mother Beatrice and her two daughters, Ruth and Tillie, who try to cope with their madhouse of a home. Beatrice is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters’ love. Ruth suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive.
Sunday, April 13th at 9pm::
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize, the play can be quickly described as a comedy about a madcap family. It is, however, beneath its very funny surface, a meditation on the problems of individuality, conformity, and the ways in which one decides to live one’s life.