NY Theater: SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Tectonic Theater Project & Madison Wells Live)

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by Tony Frankel on May 15, 2021

in Theater-New York

WELCOME ALL SINNERS!

Following Miami New Drama’s acclaimed, sold-out run along Miami’s famed Lincoln Road, Seven Deadly Sins comes to New York City’s Meatpacking District for a strictly limited engagement produced by Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live. No subject is taboo as audiences rotate through seven uniquely designed storefronts, exploring the depths of desire, jealousy, rage, and more in a thrilling evening that merges live theater with performance art, dazzling design, and CDC-mandated regulations. This brand-new production features world premiere short works of seven of the country’s most provocative playwrights, Ngozi Anyanwu (Gluttony), Thomas Bradshaw (Sloth), MJ Kaufman (Pride), Moisés Kaufman (Greed), Jeffrey LaHoste (Envy), Ming Peiffer (Wrath), and Bess Wohl (Lust). Helmed by Mr. Kaufman and scenic designer David RockwellSeven Deadly Sins is a carnival for the senses, welcoming New Yorkers back to live entertainment.

The Meatpacking District is located on the west side of Manhattan and contained within the boundaries of Horatio Street, Eighth Avenue, and West 17th Street.

The cast: TRICIA ALEXANDRO, SHAVANNA CALDER, DONNA CARNOW, SHAMIKA COTTON, BRANDON J. ELLIS, BRAD FLEISCHER, ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER, KAHYUN KIM, MORGAN McGHEE, BIANCA NORWOOD, CAITLIN O’CONNELL, CODY SLOAN, and ERIC ULLOA.

PREVIEWS START TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021
AHEAD OF A TUESDAY, JUNE 29 OPENING NIGHT
for tickets, visit Seven Deadly Sins

Audiences will gather to enjoy libations and be welcomed with a brief performance at their first stop of the evening, Purgatory. They will then depart on their outdoor journey as they divide into small, socially distanced pods, safely exploring the perils and pleasures of each sin’s storefront window, listening through provided sanitized headphones while wearing masks. This show contains mature content including nudity, adult language, simulated sex, simulated sexual violence, simulated sex work, and death.

Tickets are available to purchase in pods of 2 seats ONLY. The number of seats included within a pod cannot be changed. Seating pods must be purchased in their entirety and may not be divided into multiple parties. The performances will continue rain or shine, involve walking approximately 3 blocks, and begins at 94 Gansevoort Street, across from the Whitney Museum.

The design team is led by David Rockwell (scenic and environmental design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Yuki Link (lighting design), X Casting / Victor Vazquez CSA (casting director), and Amy Marie Seidel (dramaturg). Additional set design for Greed by Christopher & Justin Swader.

Tectonic Theater Project (Producer) is a not-for-profit theater company based in New York City, founded in 1991. Led by founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic’s work has been seen by millions worldwide. The company has created and staged over 20 plays and musicals, including Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar WildeThe Laramie Project (written by Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project company), Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, and Kaufman’s Tony Award-winning 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the Emmy Award-nominated HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. In 2009, President Barack Obama invited the company to witness the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act at the White House, recognizing Tectonic’s contribution to the national dialogue around anti-LGBTQ hate crimes.

Madison Wells Live is the live entertainment arm of Madison Wells, Gigi Pritzker’s award-winning, independent production companyLed by Executive Producer Jamie Forshaw, Madison Wells Live focuses on producing purpose-driven projects through collaboration with partners who are aligned in the belief that good storytelling sparks important conversation. The division is building a robust-but-curated slate of stage productions and entertainment ventures focused on essential, artist-driven storytelling. Broadway credits include Million Dollar Quartet (Tony nomination for Best Musical), Hadestown (Tony Award for Best Musical), The Inheritance (Tony nomination for Best Play), and the upcoming revival of Company.

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