Dan Fishback's THE MATERIAL WORLD
20 July 2012 7:00 pm
Dixon Place, BAX and Matthew Keesan present a Dixon Place Mondo Cane! Commission
THE MATERIAL WORLD
a new musical
Music, Lyrics & Book by DAN FISHBACK
Fridays & Saturdays, July 6-28 at 7:00pm
""...the best downtown musical I have seen in years." Time Out New York
"In that better, smarter world, perhaps, thoughtful musicals like this one would be on Broadway instead of Spider-Man—until then, let’s be glad Dixon Place is around to think big in small rooms." The Village Voice
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors>
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Stage Managed by Danielle Thomsen
Music Directed and Accompanied by Dane Terry
Choreographed by Sam Pinkleton
Set & Costume Design by Deb O
Sound Designed by Casey Holford
Yiddish Translations by Eleanor Reissa
Starring (in alphabetical order):
Lisa Clair, Cole Escola, Amy Gironda, Molly Pope, Eleanor Reissa, Leo Schaff & Megan Stern
Co-Produced by Dan Fishback, Dixon Place and Brooklyn Arts Exchange
A pop musical about a family of socialist Jews in the 1920s who live in a house with Madonna and Britney Spears. Will they spark a global anti-capitalist revolution? Will Madonna use secret Kabbalistic codes to harness the power of God and fix everything wrong with the universe? These questions will be answered... in song. The Material World is the second play in Dan Fishback's "Ian Fleishman Trilogy." The first installment, You Will Experience Silence, was called "sassier and more fun than Angels in America" by The Village Voice in 2009.
DAN FISHBACK's major works include thirtynothing and You Will Experience Silence, both of which premiered at Dixon Place, directed by Stephen Brackett. Fishback is an artist in residence at the Hemispheric Institute at NYU, and at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Previous grants include the Franklin Furnace Fund and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. As a musician, Fishback has toured Europe and North America, both solo and with his band, Cheese On Bread.
Photo of Cole Escola as "Ian Fleishman" by Eric Lippe; The Material Worldgraphic by Avram Finklestein.