Sunday, May 31, 2009

Savage in Limbo

NYC's The Bowery Electric to host a run of
John Patrick Shanley's Play
Savage in Limbo
June 12th-28th
Opening night performance by Ian Astbury with The Soft Revolt
Artists Band Together to Bring Creativity Back to The Bowery

May 28th - New York, NY - On June 12th, One of NYC's hottest nightspots, The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery @ 2nd Street, NYC) will host the Apollonia Players' production of SAVAGE IN LIMBO by John Patrick Shanley. Shanley is best known for his work Doubt, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film last year starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. On the opening night (June 12th), Ian Astbury will also be hitting the stage with his new project The Soft Revolt who also performed at the benefit party on April 9th at The Bowery Electric to raise money to help support the production. Astbury, who is best known as the singer for The Cult is a resident of New York City for the past two years. In his time there, has become a patron of the arts, being moved most by the raw emotion portrayed by the actors in a live staged production and has become dedicated to helping up and coming performers.

Set in a slightly seedy neighborhood bar in the Bronx, Savage in Limbo revolves around a group of regulars seeking relief from the disappointments and tedium of the outside world. “Savage in Limbo is the product of New York in its savage, untamed state,” says Astbury. “In the spirit of the play, we have turned to the original hunting grounds of that animal, The Bowery. Cultural revolt in this time of creative impotence!”
The Cast of Savage in Limbo

Backstage Magazine, in its review of the play, lauded: “John Patrick Shanley has written an often searing, existential and dramatically compelling work dealing with our search for roots and purpose in an often purposeless world.”

The Bowery Electric is run by local musicians Jesse Malin and Johnny T and has been a mainstay for local and touring musicians and artists alike so it is the prime spot to showcase Savage In Limbo which takes place in a bar.

A collective and creative endeavor by all, the bar, the actors and musicians have banded together to bring arts back to The Bowery and hope to raise money for the play and awareness for the Arts in New York City.
June 12th - 28th Tickets $18.00
Showtimes: Friday & Saturday 8pm (doors at 7pm) must be 21+ with photo ID
Sunday 3pm (doors at 2pm) All ages
Sunday 7pm (doors at 6pm) must be 21+ with photo ID

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