Fool’s Progress and Dramahound Productions are pleased to announce the world premiere of a one-act play by Anne Phelan, Hades. It will be performed on Saturday, June 18 at 4:30 and 5:30 PM at Lazy Susan Gallery, 191 Henry Street, between Rutgers and Clinton Streets, on the Lower East Side. Admission is free.
The play was commissioned by Fool’s Progress Productions, and is inspired by Tom Bovo’s Merge photograph (above) in Curiously, a group show featuring the work of Tom Bovo, Gail Flanery and Karen Gibbons at Lazy Susan. The production is directed by Katrin Hilbe. It features Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum as Dante and CK Allen as Virgil.
Dante has been driven from his home in Florence, Massachusetts. Disillusioned, homeless and broke, he meets Virgil on the streets of Brooklyn. Virgil then proceeds to guide Dante through three circles of Hell in South Slope and Gowanus where they encounter a murdering wife, a notorious Welsh traitor from King Arthur’s time and finally Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, the murderer of Julius Caesar. By the end of the play, Dante has begun to rebuild his spirit, and he and Virgil go off to further adventures.
Dramahound Productions is happy to be working with Fool’s Progress Productions on their fourth world premiere, the first at Lazy Susan Gallery. Previous plays include The Mermaid Won’t Sing for Tom Bovo’s The Other Side of Summer; The Skull Beneath the Skin for Tom Bovo’s Genius Loci and Ellen Chuse’s Everyone in the Pool; and Did You Hear the One About the Carp Who Hailed a Taxi? for Tom Bovo’s New York.
Opened in January of this year, Lazy Susan Gallery is a creative project space with a revolving roster of curators and artists. Its curator is Jill Conner.
Directions: To reach Lazy Susan Gallery, take the F train to East Broadway.
Lazy Susan Phone: 646.736.2457