Newly adapted for the stage from the strangest of Arthurian legends, THE GREEN KNIGHT celebrates the sprawling and fantastical alliterative lyricism of the epic poem, and casts it in a fresh irreverent light. Performed in the style of a mummer’s play, the production features Joel Sinensky, Joyce Miller, Brett Aresco, Amanda Bloom, Veracity Butcher, Catherine LeFrere, Scott Morse, Thomas Crawford, Laura Siszkin-Fernandez, Holly Chou, and Kareem Lucas clad in pink monochrome by costumer Erin Schultz.
The story starts when a green knight comes to Camelot on his green horse with his great green axe. He was a beautiful being. He was terrifying but he knew what justice was. And perhaps justice is greater than the grail.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Throughout June. Sunday 6/6 at 8:30 pm, Thursday 6/10 at 4:30 pm, Sunday 6/13 at 6:30 pm, Sunday 6/20 at 6:30 pm, Saturday 6/26 at 3:00 pm, and Tuesday 6/29 at 8:00pm.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, JEREMY BLOOM: Jeremy Bloom is a Drama League 2010 Directors Fellow and has directed or assisted at the Metropolitan Opera, The Flea, NY Fringe, Walkerspace, Midtown Festival (award winner), and Planet Connections (award winner). A resident artist at the cell and Evenstar Films, his original works include Leaves of Grass, Peter~Wendy, The Wendy Complex, and La Boheme (Spoken).
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT, BRIAN RADY: Brian Rady is a poet, playwright, director, and performance artist. Original and adapted work includes Memory Furies and Joan Mitchell Says I Love You (Northwestern University),The Harbormaster (Gorilla Tango Theater, Chicago, IL), Anchor Women (the cell theatre in Chelsea, NY), and La Boheme (Spoken) at the Flea Theatre. He currently assists the performance curators at The Kitchen Center for Art and Performance in Chelsea (brianrady.tumblr.com).
THE PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY is New York’s premiere eco-friendly theatre festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances, the festival seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere. At the heart of the festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, while supporting organizations, which give back to the community at large.