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The Tragedy of Dandelion
A five-act verse play Written by Duncan Pflaster
Full Premiere May-June 2014
Ego Actus presents an Equity Showcase Code production of The Tragedy of Dandelion by Duncan Pflaster, directed by Joan Kane† at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th St. in New York City.
The Princess Dandelion dresses as a boy in order to escape her rapist and would-be husband, along the way falling in love with another princess, and traveling through her society, meeting nuns, soldiers, and clowns, and all the time her pregnancy continues, the impending birth complicating everything. Written entirely in iambic pentameter and full of Shakespearean tropes and double entendres. All 29 parts of men and women will be played by ten women.
Featuring Louise Flory*, Kelly Zekas, Erin Nelson, Maria Peyramaure*, Kate Dickinson, Calaine Schafer, Shannon Stowe*, Mim Granahan, Dianne Diep and Susan Wallack*
The show opens May 22nd and runs 16 performances Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm closing June 8th. No matinee May 24th.
Set by Mark Marcante, costumes by Caitlin Cisek, lighting by Bruce A! Kraemer, sound by David Lawson, prop design Lytza Colon, fight choreographer Teddy Lytle, stage manager Kacey Stamats press rep Scotti Rhodes 212-260-8052.
†member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Box Office Manager Rae Rossi, Assistant Stage Manager Becca Keleher, Assistant Lighting Designer Michael Kalmanowitz, Electrician JonPaul Rosado, Electrician Joshua Karp
Reading with On the Square Productions December 2012
Reading with Oberon Theatre Ensemble directed by Nate Terracio, and starring Jane Cortney, Leah Dietrich, Dianna Martin, Nihara Nichelle, Mary Sheridan, Susan Wallack, and Cotton Wright. 7pm, Sunday November 11th 2012. At The Lambs, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY.
Winner, Audience Favorite, 2012 MTWorks' NewBorn Festival. Staged Reading was February 2nd, 2012, directed by Leah Bonvissuto.
Semi-finalist, 2011 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference
Photo: Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet.