The New Group opens its 2015-2016 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, a terrifying yet tender look at just how far people will go to protect those they love the most. Scott Elliott directs. Previews began August 5th in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street), and the Official Opening Night is Wednesday, August 19th.
In a society ravaged by warring gangs and a hallucinogenic-drug epidemic, Elliot and Darren, under the sway of the ruthless Spinx, throw parties for rich clients in abandoned apartment buildings, parties that help guests act out their darkest, most sinister fantasies. As the teenage brothers prepare for the latest festivities, some unexpected guests threaten the balance of the world they have created in the midst of this dystopian nightmare.
Mercury Fur features Jack DiFalco, Bradley Fong, Paul Iacono, Peter Mark Kendall, Emily Cass McDonnell, Sea McHale, Zane Pais and Tony Revolori.
The design team includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Susan Hilferty (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design) and M.L. Dogg (Sound Design). Valerie A. Peterson is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA.
Philip Ridley’s play The Fastest Clock in the Universe received its US premiere in 1998 at The New Group. Mercury Fur premiered in February 2005 at the Plymouth Theatre Royal and transferred to the Menier Chocolate Factory, London in March 2005.
Productions in The New Group’s 2015-2016 Season take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street.
Subscriptions and memberships for The New Group’s 2015-2016 Season available now. For subscription & season info, please visit www.thenewgroup.org. Subscriptions can be purchased by calling Ticket Central at(212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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