THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Director,
One Devastating Day in Dysfunctional Post-postmodern America
From the original Quebecois "Rouge Gueule"
by Étienne Lepage
New Dramaturgy and American Adaptation by:
Philippe "Keb" Blanchard
BITE YOUR TONGUE promo from Audrey Lorea on Vimeo.
@ THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! -- RESERVE NOW! -- (212) 254-1109
February 28th - March 17th, 2013
Thursdays - Fridays - Saturdays - 8:00 PM --- $25
Sundays - 2:00 PM --- $ (Pay-What-You-Can)
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With: Philippe "Keb" BLANCHARD, Wendy CALLARD-BOOZ*, Ben CURTIS*, Tali CUSTER, Elizabeth LANIER, Audrey LOREA, Zen MANSLEY, Cameron MASON, Lissa MOIRA* and Thomas WASSON.
Dramaturg and Producer: Philippe "Keb" BLANCHARD - Director: Ted MORNEL - Fundraising and Public Relations Director, Publicist and Stage Manager: Lauren CAHN (aka "Mommy") - Composer / Sound Designer: Sebastien TREMBLAY - Set Designer: Zen MANSLEY - Lighting Designer: William GIRALDO - Technical Operator: Roy CHANG
"BITE YOUR TONGUE steals a furtive glance at our struggle to adhere to our unspoken contract with society to maintain decorum - and explores the destructive power of the words we dare not speak."
ADULT SUBJECT MATTER – CONTAINS PROFANITY, CRUDE AND OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE, EXPLICIT SEXUAL AND VIOLENT REFERENCES
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
A FIERCELY NASTY, OUTRAGEOUSLY FILTHY AND COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE SHOW.
PREPARE TO BE OFFENDED.
(In a good way)
[This show] is a powerful challenge to the notion of normality (...) It tip-toes and probes the limits, the borders, the extremes, the darkest, most repressed, most shameful areas of the – most human – of human existence (...) With these frantic horrors spoken out loud, the show becomes a catharsis for a shocked audience, an extraordinary outlet, a release, an experience to live. Montreal’s VOIR
The characters are horrible, ugly, wicked, without consideration for other people, without a conscience. But we still manage to recognize ourselves in them. Montreal’s MON THEATRE
This show creates hypothetical images of either a) A secret world populated by hysterical psychopaths and other potential sociopaths devoid of compassion – or rather b) A society faced with the erosion of its values, imbued with the language of porn and violence. Which one is it? The ball is in our court. Montreal’s LA PRESSE
Lepage: "We all, myself included, want revenge, to win over others by crushing them, to throw evil at them, whole. [The] characters make us uncomfortable; they are caught between their perversions and vulnerabilities. It is pathetic – because they do not realize the gravity of the situation." Quebec City’s LE SOLEIL
- Created by Étienne LEPAGE and Claude POISSANT at the PAP Theater – (Montreal, October 2009)
- First Production: Espace Go Theater – (Montreal, November 2009)
- Honorable mention at the Gratien Gélinas Awards – (2009)
- Finalist at the Michel Tremblay Awards – (2010)
- German translation and Reading at the Halle Theater Festival; wins "New Canadian Dramaturgy" - (2010)
- First English Translation - (Banff, 2009-2011)
- Reading at the LARK Development Center – (New York, 2011)
- Reading at the Neanderthal Theater Festival - (Vancouver, June 2012)
- New translation and dramaturgy by Philippe "Keb" BLANCHARD - (New York City, 2012)
- First English Production @ THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (New York City, 2013)
Philippe "Keb" Blanchard is a Quebec-born American actor, writer and director living in TriBeCa (Manhattan, NY) and Fairfield County, Connecticut. He is the author of Tsunami Quebecois, which he produced at the Theater for the New City in 2005. In 2004, Philippe adapted for the New York stage, Denys Arcand's Decline of the American Empire and produced it for the Gene Frankel Theater, as well as acting in the role of Mario. Philippe recently adapted another of Etienne Lepage's works, L'enclos de L'elephant (The Elephant Pen), for the American Stage, which is currently in pre-production. - Philippe's website
This Production is funded in part by the NYC DCA and NYSCA.
This production is an Actors Equity Association (AEA) Seasonal Showcase.
(*) - Wendy Callard-Booz, Ben Curtis, Lissa Moira, Marcel Simoneau and Ben Williams appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
Thursday - Sunday, February 28 - March 17
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
All Seats $25
Sundays: Pay-what-you-can (Available at the Box Office only)
TDF Vouchers accepted
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR OUR WEBSITE PATRONS!!
See BITE YOUR TONGUE for just $15 by using the code "tnc15" at SmartTix.com!