Nicu’s Spoon is pleased to announce its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater

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ANNOUNCING THE CAST OF OLIVIER AWARD WINNING PLAY RED NOSES COMING TO QUEENS
New York, NY – February 20, 2015: Nicu’s Spoon is pleased to announce its production of RED NOSES by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. RED NOSES will play a two week limited engagement at The Secret Theater (4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101). Performances begin Wednesday, April 8th and continue through Sunday, April 19th.Opening night gala performance is Wednesday, April 8th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.spoontheater.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25.

Faced with the hopeless devastation of the black plague in 1300s France, a desperate monk hits upon his sacred crusade: Let them die laughing! That is, in a nutshell, the plot of Peter Barnes’ utterly brilliant 1978 play, Red Noses, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985. This Olivier winner is now set in modern day NYC with contemporary music.

The production stars Michael Abourizk, Galia Backal, Margaret Baker, Jessica Bathhurst, Christopher Bell, Diana Benigno, Felicia Castaldo, Christina Cornevin, Anouk Dutruit, Ava Eades, Milton Elliott, Michael Gnat*, Dane Guiffre, James Harter*, Courtney Knysch, Fenton Lee*, Alana Osborn-Lief, Nicholas Linnehan, Lisa Locascio, Karen McFarlane, Graciany Miranda, Pamela Mitchell, Alexander Nero, Nate Steinwachs*, Elena Storms, and Guy Ventoliere*.

Scenic Design is by Kelly Tighe,Costume design by Nicu’s Spoon/TDF Costume Collection, Lighting Design by Steven Wolf and original music by Ian Wherle. Stephanie Barton-Farcasis Sound Designer, Juni Li is Production Stage Manager, Felicia Castaldo and Marco Naranjo are the Assistant Stage Managers, and  Guy Ventoliere is Assistant Set Designer.  Publicity by Kampfire PR.

RED NOSES opens on Wednesday, April 8th and performances continue through Sunday, April 19th on the following schedule:

 

 

Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Fridays at 8 p.m.

Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sundays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Tickets are $15-25, available online at www.spoontheater.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person 30min before showtime.

 

Performance Venue

The Secret Theater

4402 23rd Street
Long Island City,  NY 11101

 

Subway: E, M, G & 7 to Court Square or N & Q to Queensboro Plaza.

 

Running Time: 2 hours and 15min with one intermission.

 

For more information visit www.spoontheater.org

BIOGRAPHIES
PETER BARNES (Playwright) was an English Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His most famous work is the play The Ruling Class, which was made into a 1972 film for which Peter O’Toole received an Oscar nomination. He achieved critical and box-office success with his baroque comedy The Ruling Class (1968), which debuted at the Nottingham Playhouse. The play was notorious for its anti-naturalistic approach, unusual in theatre at the time. Critic Harold Hobson deemed it to be one of the best first plays of its generation. Following a successful three-month run in the West End, Barnes adapted the play for the 1972 film of the same name, which featured a highly acclaimed performance by Peter O’Toole. Following his initial success, Barnes wrote a series of plays offering apocalyptic visions of various periods in history: Leonardo’s Last Supper (1969) portrayed Leonardo da Vinci being prematurely declared dead, with his subsequent “resurrection” in a filthy charnel-house. The Bewitched (1974), which he produced with the RSC, showed the Spanish state attempting to produce an heir for Carlos II, whom Barnes portrayed as being impotent and imbecile. Laughter! (1978) was his most controversial work, a double-bill that jumped from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to a satire based on the tedious bureaucracy required to sustain Auschwitz. Red Noses (1985) depicts a sprightly priest, originally played by Antony Sher, who travelled around the plague-affected villages of 14th century France with a band of fools, known as God’s Zanies, offering holy assistance. It was for this play that Barnes won his Olivier award.

 

STEPHANIE BARTON-FARCAS (Director) recently directed The Cherry Orchard and her company Nicu’s Spoon is the subject of the documentary Two and Twenty Troubles which premiered in NYC this September. Other NYC directing includes Bad Seed, Buried Child, The Little Prince, George Orwell’s 1984, and the OOBR winning SubUrbia. She is the creator of a new performance style called co-playing for both deaf and hearing audiences and will be guest director at The University of Hawaii in 2016. As an actress Off-Broadway: Talk Show (Actors Playhouse), Nuclear Family (Abingdon Theatre) and Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Rex for which she won the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Actress, playing Queen Elizabeth I in both the off-off and off-Broadway premieres. Off-Off Broadway as Vivian Bearing in Wit, Miss Meacham in Separate Tables among many roles. Recent film work was Sheriff McNulty in Karkass Karts and Judit in After Midnight, Before Dawn. She is an active teacher and can be booked at www.takelessons/profile/stephanie-b28

 

About Nicu’s Spoon:

Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that presents new ideas, challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all – differing colors, abilities, ages, genders – we do not specialize in ‘the sight impaired’ or ‘the hard of hearing’ or ‘people of color’ – we are the only company which from day one has been a home for all artists – many may now join us or use us as a model but we are the central home base. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent for today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people of different ethnicities and abilities; on the move and unheard. We give voice to those who are very much a part of our world, but whose stories often go untold. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Leaders in working with all colors, ages, genders, abilities and ethnicities in NYC. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities. We change the world, one play at a time….
 

Listings Information:

 

Who: Nicu’s Spoon

What: Red Noses


Where: The Secret Theater,
4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

 

When: April 8 – 19, 2015

How: www.spoontheater.org

 

 

Faced with the hopeless devastation of the black plague in 1300s France, a desperate monk hits upon his sacred crusade: Let them die laughing! That is, in a nutshell, the plot of Peter Barnes’ utterly brilliant 1978 play, Red Noses, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985. This Olivier winner is now set in modern day NYC with contemporary music.

 

 

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