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Pictured: Ida Cuttler
Neo-Futurist Theater has announced the cast and production team for the world premiere of “An evening’s amusement for yourself and friends, consisting of one thousand and one locutions by a young virtuous maiden whose penchant for potboilers and mastery of chicaneries shall teach us all a lesson in the never-ending wiles of women and the astonishing virtue of the gregarious!!!!!! OR: COMFORTABLE SHOES.”
Part of the Neo-Lab development program during the 18/19 season, the production is devised by ensemble member Ida Cuttler and is directed by Halena Kays with original music by violinist Katie Klocke.
The Creative team includes Mitchell Chapman (Light Designer), Dominique Zaragoza (Set Designer), Andrew Tham (Sound Designer), Kate Hardiman (Props Designer), and Parker Langvardt (Projection Designer).
COMFORTABLE SHOES is a storytelling event that borrows the narrative structure of “One Thousand and One Nights,” where the character Scheherazade told 1001 stories to her husband who threatened to execute her.
“This show examines the ways in which women find themselves in threatening situations and the measures they take in order to survive,” comments Cuttler.
“The development process for this production has been one of the great joys of my career,” says Kays. “Working with Katie and Ida over the past year has created a script so profound and absurd it takes my breath away. Audiences don’t know it yet, but, at this particular moment in this particular country- this just might be the show they were hoping someone would make.”
COMFORTABLE SHOES runs October 3 – November 16 at The Neo-Futurist Theater. For more information visit neofuturists.org.