“In this play, we contain secret selves and animals inside us.
In an instant, 20 years can pass. We travel the world while
standing perfectly still.”
Up next: we present LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR by Chana Porter, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad, with music by Andrew Lynch. And I am so excited.
We’ve been planning this production for almost two years. It’s always a thrill to take such a potentially transformative step with artists, especially a playwright and director who approach the work as openly and adventurously as Chana and Tara do. They’re values-driven artists, we’re values-driven producers, and our collaboration is proving as buoyant an experience as the play itself.
Through a voracious ride of transformation, LEAP asks us to suspend the world we know in order to envision the world as it might be. It steps to an accelerated time signature which transforms time and space in the blink of an eye; it rests in the sudden overwhelm of a tender song. Chana is a singular thinker whose surreal narrative can’t obscure a compassionate heart. And oh, her language! We’re excited to invite you along, and thrilled to be back in The Sam at The Flea, with a wonderful cast and production team.
Tickets are on sale May 8. It’s a deliciously short run, so plan ahead! I can’t wait to share LEAP with you!
Here’s another secret.
What happens when Margie (raised to be a good girl; wants to be a lion) leaves home: twenty years whiz by like a moving train, logic and time escape their usual confines, steaks are eaten, tuxes are worn, the world expands, people transform, there is a rule that is breaking. In a world that is close to ours but is not ours, lions run with limitless grace, we all eat cake, have some champagne.
New Georges presents
LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR
a new play by Chana Porter
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
music by Andrew Lynch
with Moe Angelos Eliza Bent Toni Ann DeNoble
Ron Domingo Brian Demar Jones Polly Lee Andrew Lynch
sets Brittany Vasta costumes E.L. Hohn
lights Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew sound Michael Costagliola
production stage manager Paige Carter
June 16-30 – 15 performances only!
Sunday, June 16 at 7pm
Monday, June 17 at 7pm
Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm
Thursday, June 20 at 7pm
Friday, June 21 at 9pm
Saturday, June 22 at 7pm
Sunday, June 23 at 3pm & 7pm
Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm
Thursday, June 27 at 7pm
Friday, June 28 at 3pm & 7pm
Saturday, June 29 at 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, June 30 at 3pm
The Flea Theater
20 Thomas Street
$25 (June 16-22); $35 (June 23-30)
$55 Premium Reserved!
a co-world premiere with The Catastrophic Theatre, Houston.
we are grateful to Venturous Theatre Fund of Tides Foundation for their generous support of LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR.
New Georges is an Anchor Partner at The Flea.