Thursday, June 5, 2014

4615 Theater Company Has Found "Homes" for All Three Summer Shows

From our friends at 4615 Theater Company...

4615 Theater Company, the nomadic theater company founded by Jordan Friend in the summer of 2013, is pleased to announce the locations for the shows in their first official summer season. This year the company has decided to branch out of their original 4615 home and truly embrace what it means to be a nomadic theatre company. The locations include a dance studio, a backyard, and the orchestra room of a local DC school.

About the Shows:
Trailways - In this dark comedy by John Burghardt, three eccentric college students meet at a bus station to deliver a mysterious package. When they become entangled with an elderly man with a strange past, the evening takes them on an odyssey they could have never imagined. (Features a post-show discussion with the playwright and cast.)

Performs June 13th and 14th* at 8pm
Joy of Motion Studios
5207 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

Othello - Shakespeare’s haunting tragedy of jealousy and betrayal, Othello tells the story of the titular Venetian general, and the wicked Iago, who plots to destroy his life from the inside out. Our re-imagination of this classic, loosely inspired by Lord of the Flies, casts all of the principal characters as younger men and woman, who descend into chaos when they converge on the unsupervised island of Cyprus.

Performs July 11th at 7pm
July 12-13 at 2pm and 7pm
4608 Langdrum Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Bat Boy: The Musical - Since its 1997 premiere, this horror-comedy musical has achieved something of a cult following. Inspired by a tabloid story, the show tells the tale of Edgar, a half-boy, half-bat found in a cave in West Virginia. A kind woman and her daughter attempt to raise Edgar as a human, but when her jealous husband and the other townspeople refuse to accept him, a bloody chain of events is set in motion, and dark secrets are revealed.

Performs August 15th at 6:30pm
August 16-17 at 2pm
Georgetown Day School
4530 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20007

About 4615 Theater Company:
4615 Theater Company began in the summer of 2013, when a group of ambitious young actors and designers created a unique and inventive staging of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, set in multiple rooms and outdoor areas of a suburban home. The show was wildly successful, even earning a story in the Washington Post. Director Jordan Friend found the process so fulfilling that he decided to officially establish the group as a “nomadic” theater company, dedicated to producing site-specific shows. We’ve taken on the name 4615 Theater Company, after the address of the house where it all began.

4615’s mission is to reinvigorate classic pieces with innovative staging, showcase exciting new material, and give young artists a space to collaborate and push the boundaries of conventional theatre.

“We’re making theater where and how you least expect it,” said Friend. “We also willingly bite off more than we can chew...and I, for one, think that’s what makes us special”.