Two of our members mlo and sauja have tipped us about this new La mama play. Thanks.
From the press release:
December 03 – December 18, 2015
Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
Recommended for Adults Only
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini
English Translation of Pylade is by Adam Paolozza and Coleen MacPherson
Directed by Ivica Buljan; Assistant Directed by Arthur Adair
Performed by Great Jones Repertory Company with Marco Mandić
Pasolini’s PYLADE, a contemporary reinterpretation of the relationship between Pylades and Orestes from Greek mythology and the ORESTEIA, is a poetic, tragic meditation on democracy, consumerism, and the struggle for real social change. The rhythm and emotion of Pasolini’s text, translated into English by Adam Paolozza and Coleen MacPherson, is heightened by the music and movement incorporated into this production by Buljan and GJRC, to create a total theatre of movement, text, spectacle and music.
The Great Jones Repertory Company, the legendary troupe (founded by La MaMa’s late founder Ellen Stewart, director Andrei Serban, and composer Elizabeth Swados) will collaborate with Croatian director Ivica Buljan on the U.S. Premiere of Pasolini’s play, Pylades, based on the Oresteia. The Pylade cast features guest Slovenian actor, Marko Mandić as Pylade with Great Jones Rep company members Mia Yoo, Perry Yung, Chris Wild, Cary Gant, Eugene the Poogene, Maura Donahue, Valois Mickens, John Gutierrez, and Tunde Sho as Orestes.
Photos by Theo Cote
“There is extensive nudity — especially in the last 1/2 of the play (which runs 1:45 no intermission – from 3 principal actors: Marko Mandi (who was literally nude from the last 1/2 of the play), Perry Yung, and John Gutierrez. All have trim bodies and are cut untrimmed pubes. The staging is small and intimate – any seat is good. They at various times all three do go around the stage doing flips – you see e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, especially from the part of Pylade, played by Marko Mandi (and even sports a semi at some point – the guy has no inhibitions
I admit that I do not know a thing about the story of Pylades before going in and to be honest, i don’t know i got any more info after leaving the play – the dialogue was really stilted and difficult to follow – so be forewarned”
Here are the 3 actors he mentioned: From top: Marko Mandic, John Gutierrez, Perry Yung