The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play Jack of Cups

May 31 – June 8 at the Flea Theater

Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) is pleased to announce their 2019 mainstage production, the post-apocalyptic play Jack of Cups by Gabriel Rodriguez. The World Premiere runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, with opening night slated for June 1 at 7:00 pm. Jack of Cups is directed by Rodriguez and Madeline Wall. Original music composed by Lukas Papenfusscline.
Many years from now, long after The Flood That Drowned the World, a stranger, queerer, more loving world has sprouted from the rubble and ruins. Once a year, the many communities of this new world become one, gathering on a barren island for the Remembrance Festival. Amidst the games and food and drink, the sharing of knowledge and the telling of Big Stories, they are visited by a mysterious and legendary wanderer who has arrived to tell the biggest Big Story of all.

Producing company EBP is an assembly of femme, queer artists dedicated to building community and creating new and experimental work that disrupts, engages, and redefines the process of art-making. They embrace controversial questioning and seek out artistic forms that innovate the field by producing diverse bodies of work concerning contemporary feminism. EBP encourages audiences and artists to engage in action and conversation.

Starring Gabriel Rodriguez (Water by the Spoonful/Lyric Stage Company) as Jack of Cups, featuring the Remembrance Festival Planning Committee, Lukas Papenfusscline, and Kayla Yee.

The creative team includes scenic design by Jennilee Aromando, lighting design by Elizabeth M. Stewart, costume design by Madeline Wall, stage management by Bleu Zephra Santiago, and technical supervisor Jack Scaletta. Produced by Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Sue Derrico, associate producer Sophia Valera Heinecke.

Jack of Cups runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street (between Broadway & Church Streets), New York, NY 10007. Subways: A/C/E/1/2/3/J/M/Z to Chambers Street, N/Q to Canal Street, and the R/W/4/5/6 to City Hall. Tickets are $25 for students/seniors, $30 for general admission and are available at http://theflea.org/shows/jack-of-cups.

Performance dates:
Friday, May 31st at 7 pm
Saturday, June 1 at 3 pm & 7 pm (Opening night)
Sunday, June 2 at 3 pm & 7 pm
Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm
Thursday, June 6 at 7 pm
Friday, June 7 at 7 pm
Saturday, June 8 at 3 pm & 7 pm

More info is available www.experimentalbitchpresents.com

Founded in 2015, EBP began as a monthly reading series dedicated to sharing plays by female, femme, queer, trans, and non-binary artists. Since that time, EBP has grown into a producing company with credits on over 50 events and shows in New York City at venues including Performance Project @ University Settlement, Joe’s Pub, Connelly Theater, and WOW Cafe. Most recently, EBP served as an associate producer on Diana Oh’s Infinite Love Party at the Bushwick Starr. Led by Brooklyn-based artists, Tatiana Baccari serves as EBP’s Artistic Director in partnership with Founding Executive Director, Wednesday Sue Derrico. Together they usher the company into its first fully original curated season.

In addition to Baccari and Derrico, company members include Hannah Goldman, Sophia Valera Heinecke, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Madeline Wall. Associate company members include Amy Bartlett, Aliyah Hakim, and Alexandra Lenihan.

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