Okay another WILD to do for the week: The Struggle of Woo, a brand new play from Emmy Award-winning author, artist and cartoonist Dean Haspiel. The play, starring Seth Gilliam (The Strolling Useless, The Wire) and Samantha Simone (Blue Bloods) and directed by Philip Cruise, was to have debuted within the pandemic 12 months of 2020.
Lengthy delayed, however you possibly can lastly see it within the flesh! I’ve seen Haspiel’s earlier performs and they’re unforgettable, to say the least. This one sounds just like the wildest but. The play runs till October fifteenth at New York’s Gene Frankel Theatre. Extra particulars under:
In The Struggle of Woo, a Demon recruits a quartet of New Yorkers to assist kidnap Devil in hopes of brokering a treaty with God to merge Heaven and Hell. Can a rebellious actor, a brazen assistant director and two finest mates on the point of breaking apart ally lengthy sufficient to change the afterlife?
Says Haspiel: “A world pandemic could have postponed THE WAR OF WOO for over two years, however even a lethal virus couldn’t snuff my play concerning the sophisticated, violent, and passionate relationship between Hollywood, Heaven, and Hell.”
Along with Gilliam and Simone, the solid consists of Olivia Baseman, Philip Cruise, Tad D’Agostino, Alfred C. Kemp and Christopher Lee. The Struggle of Woo marks Haspiel’s fourth foray into NYC theater and can be produced by Skinny Duke/Sparkplug Productions, a theatrical collective created by Cruise, Lee and producer/actor Edward Miller.
“It’s provocative and profane,” says Gilliam. “It’s gonna be an hour and a half of gut-punch leisure.”
Lighting, sound and props for the manufacturing can be managed by Gemini CollisionWorks, the inventive group of Ian W. Hill and Berit Johnson. Set design and building can be led by Joe Kay, with costumes by Holly Pocket McCaffrey.
“Seth, Dean, Ed and I’ve been mates and colleagues since we met as youngsters at SUNY Buy,” says Cruise. “When the solid has such a deep understanding of the creator’s materials, the likelihood for fireworks onstage is elevated exponentially.”
PRELUDE TO THE WAR OF WOO is a cinematic prequel to the play, written by Dean Haspiel. The brief movie stars Seth Gilliam and Philip Cruise and was directed, edited and produced by Shannon Goldman at Tremendous G Movies. Watch it right here: https://vimeo.com/395580445
Tickets for THE WAR OF WOO are on sale at https://thewarofwoo.brownpapertickets.com/. The Gene Frankel Theatre is situated at 24 Bond Road (between Bowery and Lafayette) in NYC.