Hoi Polloi announces a remount of ouracclaimed stage adaptation of John Cassavetes’ collaboratively-created film,Shadows, considered a watershed in the birth of American independent cinema. Performances are at JACK, the new performance venue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The New York Times: “(Shadows) offers audacity, invention and talent… Cassavetes would be proud.”
Time Out New York: “Shadows really grooves”
Under the direction of Alec Duffy (Three Pianos, All Hands), Hoi Polloi turns JACK into a raucous apartment party for this immersive theatrical experience. Originally released in 1959, the film depicts lean and hungry artists during the Beat Generation years in New York City, offering an unsparing view of racial and sexual conflict at the height of the Eisenhower era.
The production features a host of Off-Off Broadway heavies, with music by Rick Burkhardt of The Nonsense Company, set design by Andreea Mincic (Three Pianos), costume design by Becky Lasky and a cast that includes Jason Quarles, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Burkhardt, Alexandra Miller, Ike Ufomadu, Dustin Fontaine, B. Brian Argotsinger, Paul Perroni and Samantha Debicki, with music performed by Burkhardt/Emile Blondel (piano), Steven Leffue (saxophone) and Ezra Gale/James Ilgenfritz (double bass).
Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18
Wednesday, May 22 – Saturday, May 25
Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, June 1
All performances at 8 pm
LOCATION: JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, between Fulton and Atlantic (near the C or G train at Clinton-Washington.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance HERE.
Pictured: Julian Rozzell, Jr. Photo by Ryan Jensen.