Peculiar Works Project
September 14 at 7:30pm
The Fifth Side at the Maas BuildingMap
1927: Dalia, a prodigal artist, abruptly returns home to a chilly reception from Ada, the sister she abandoned in the small town of Floydada, TX. How can Dalia break through the ice and save their relationship? Turn their family store into a Dada cabaret for their rural neighbors!
“Enthralling” — charged.fm
$20 / 90 minutes
Written by BARRY ROWELL Performed by CATHERINE PORTER & NOMI TICHMAN with Projection Puppeteer LEILA GHAZNAVI Original Music SETH BEDFORD Sound Design HARRISON ADAMS Projection Design LIANNE ARNOLD Lighting Design DAVID CASTANEDA Set & Prop Design CASEY McLAIN Costume Design BRYEN SHANNON Choreography KRIOTA WILLBERG Production Stage Manager and Foley Artist HEATHER OLMSTEAD Producers RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER & BARRY ROWELL Directed by DAVID VINING
“…ENTHRALLING …What is particularly exciting about this play, of course, is its complex and engaging roles for older female actors. Ada and Dalia are two very different types of strong women, and the two actresses compliment one another beautifully.” — charged.fm “…EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED… at first [the production] is nonchalant, almost in a jarring way; the payoff comes in the form of patience and the buildup is well worth the wait.” — Center on the Aisle
The OBIE Award-winning Peculiar Works Project was founded by Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter and Barry Rowell to create, develop and present original multi-disciplinary performances that are accessible and fun for diverse audiences. Since 1993, they have challenged the conventions of medium, structure and process in an alternative theatre context.
The company encourages collaboration, experimentation, and a rebel spirit in artists by providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary for artistic growth. PWP performs in unconventional spaces, because they believe that unique sites impact the work, this work in turn impacts the site, and audiences then experience both in surprising new ways. They have taken work directly into local communities by presenting site-specific productions in the streets, in landmark buildings, gutted storefronts and other peculiar sites throughout NYC and beyond.