154 Christopher Street
Downtown playwright Jerrod Bogard has built a reputation for kicking sand in our faces with war-themed political dramas like the award-winning triptych, Plays for the Sunni Triangle. Now the dramatist is getting domestic and training his crosshairs on the living room of your average American double-wide trailer home. Wide Eyed Productions presents the world premiere of NOAH’S ARKANSAS, Bogard’s three act-family drama about a part-time dad learning to be a good father and good son while running out of time for both.
Bogard is a native southerner with a skill for dead-on dialogue and writing characters that you swear you’ve met if you’ve spent any time at truck stop coffee counter. SoCal Magazine said, regarding the Los Angeles premiere of Bogard’s heroin fueled road-drama, Hugging the Shoulder, “he must hear dialogue rather than create it.” And reviewing his cycle of 5 one-act plays last year, Martin Denton wrote, “Bogard’s intelligently observed voice makes him a welcome addition to the panoply of American playwrights, and certainly one to keep an eye on.”
Wide Eyed Productions was named a NYTheatre.com 2009 Person Of The Year. This is Wide Eyed’s third theatrical season in NYC, and Noah’s Arkansas is this prolific company’s tenth full-length production under founding artistic director Kristin Skye Hoffmann.
Noah’s Arkansas performs April 21 – May 16
at Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, NY NY.
The cast includes Justin Ness*, Erik Frandsen*, Mike Komala, Kristin Skye Hoffmann, Bennett W. Harrell, Judy Merrick and Lucy McRae. Neil Fennell directs. (* appears courtesy AEA)
www.WideEyedProductions.com or 212-300-5939 for information.