Unmentionables by Joseph Samuel Wright
Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents an unflinching look at the Hollywood machine and the secrets and lies that feed it, in Joseph Samuel Wright's Unmentionables.
Directed by Montserrat Mendez, Unmentionables will be performed at Theatre 54, located at 244 West 54th Street, 12 Floor, from April 2 to April 18.
Jeanine Bartel*, Jimmy Betts, Heather E. Cunningham*, Danielle Boivin, Meghan Jones, Christina Toth, Rick Zahn*.
The stage manager is Laura Malseed, Costumer is Debbi Hobson, Sound is by Andy Evan Cohen, Set is by Kui Shin and lighting design is by Gilbert Pearto.
Part shameless exposé of the darker side of the California sunshine, part comedy of manners set in the gears of the 1930s Hollywood dream machine, with familiar echoes in our current celebrity obsessed culture, and in part an homage to the fast talking films of the era, Unmentionables is in turns bitingly funny and heart wrenching, as LA power brokers and those who depend on them for their lives maneuver to get what they want while trying to keep their secrets secret.
Joseph Samuel Wright is an O'Neill semi-finalist playwright whose work has been showcased by Nylon Fusion, Culture Project, Sightline, A.N.D., the Nest, Roots and Wings, Core Ensemble, LSU's Outworks Festival, University of Tennessee, Maryville College, Lark Play Development Center, and BE Theatre. Recent NYC productions: I, Salome; RISE; Miss Hope's; Bck to the Grnd; What If; You Are Here; Unbecoming; Mask of Medusa; and My Big, Thick Schtick. Joseph is a member of the Nylon Fusion Writers Collective and has contributed to TimeOutNY.com, Theasy, TheaterOnline, and BroadwaySpace. Joseph assisted author Iris Rainer Dart on workshops of People in the Picture and Beaches.
Montserrat Mendez is an award winning writer and director. Directing highlights includes. Billy Carver and the Children in Mind (NYIT Nomination) The Birthday Boys, Luft Gangster (co-director with Austin Pendleton, winner NYIT Award). Montserrat is the founder of MozzleStead, a film and TV production company. Their first film Chisholm, about America's first black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, is currently in pre-production.
Founded in 2007, Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is a company of writers, actors and directors from a broad range of backgrounds committed to developing and producing original plays that explore and promote political, social and cultural awareness. www.nylonfusion.org
Unmentionables will be performed from Thursday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 18th. Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. All tickets are $18.00. Reservations: Unmentionables.brownpapertickets.com or 347-524-0514.
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|