THE BEYONCÉ by Eliza Bent
New York, New York: Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, in association with Weber State University, is thrilled to present THE BEYONCÉ, written by Eliza Bent and directed by Stephen Kaliski.
Nodding to Queen Bey but based on an Anton Chekhov story of a similar name, THE BEYONCÉ is a razor sharp and deeply personal coming-of-age conundrum acclaimed playwright Eliza Bent (Toilet Fire, Aloha Aloha), who was called this generation's answer to Amy Sedaris: frank, weird and immensely likable by Time Out New York.
With her wedding approaching, Nadia discovers that her heart doesnt want what it obviously should want: a decent husband and a stable family life. She instead fantasizes about running off to the bright lights of the big city, to the counterculture of self-discovery. Is this a silly daydream or a full-body call to adventure that must be answered?
The cast features Rolls Andre (Beardo), Andrea Aranguren, Maggie Low* (The Blacklist), Jeremiah Maestas* (Broadways Macbeth, dir. Jack OBrien), Roger Manix (True Blood), Rachel McPhee* (Vieux Carre at The Pearl Theatre), and Regan Sims (Sam Wanamaker Festival @ Shakespeares Globe).
*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA APPROVED SHOWCASE.
The design team includes Sam Transleau (scenic design); Jessica Greenberg (lighting design); William Mellette (costume design); and Andrew Lynch (sound design and composer).
Eliza Bent (playwright) is a Brooklyn-based playwright and performer. Bents plays have been developed and presented in productions, readings, and workshops at the Abrons Arts Center, JACK, the Atlantic, and the Bushwick Starr. Residencies: Berkeley Reps Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New Georges Audrey alum, Target Margin Institute Fellow, MacDowell Colony Fellow, the Abingdon Theatre. The Beyoncé won the 2014 Payne Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event. MFA in playwriting Brooklyn College.
Stephen Kaliski (director) is a director, playwright, and educator. He was recently the Resident Director of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. He is a co-founder of Adjusted Realists, where credits include the 59E59 productions of Gluten! (writer/director) and The Briefly Dead (writer). He was the SDC Traube Fellow on Evita (Broadway) and Assistant Director of Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company). He is a Visiting Professor of Theatre at Davidson College.
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