Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Erik Rodriguez will be acting in the Living Theatre with Judith Malina

Judith Malina will direct Anne Waldman's Red Noir to run December 7-January 30 at The Living Theatre. The play is a detective thriller set on the Lower East Side. The company will feature Camilla de Araujo, Brent Barker, Vinie Burrows, Maylin Castro, Ben Cerf, Sheila Dabney, Jay Dobkin, Luis Christian Dilorenzi, Erin Downhour, Eno Edet, Tjasa Ferme, Ondina Frate, Gemma Forbes, Maria Guzman, Home Hynes, Silas Inches Albert Lamont, Jenna Kirk, Celeste Moratti, Martin Munoz, Lucie Pohl, Marie Pohl, Erik Rodriguez, Judi Rymer, Anthony Sisco, Lori Summers, Enoch Wu, and Kennedy Yanko.

The creative team will include Richard Retta (lighting design); Ilion Troya, Richard Retta, and Malina (scenic design); and Sheila Dabney (musical direction).

In Red Noir, writer Anne Waldman combines metaphors of the film noir genre and reflections on modern life in our economically and ecologically trouble ridden war culture. Set on the Lower East Side, with an array of vivid characters whose lives intertwine, the play follows a female detective as she investigates a black market deal done by many greedy hands and pursues two men, each carrying a valise - one filled with a nuclear or toxic substance; the other filled with the seeds of the future. Integrating Ms. Malina's direction and Ms. Waldman's vast and accomplished literary catalogue, Red Noir exposes lists of toxic chemicals, reaches out to the Middle East, and expounds upon troubles in our worldly existence in an attempt to find ways toward revelation, revolution and redemption.

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