*The show runs 75 minutes in one act
This highly anticipated world premiere, LongYarn, listed in Time Out NY's 20 Best Theatre Shows in NYC in 2016, is an outrageous shaggy-dog folktale of the adventurous and long-lived "Mother", a character based on strong, peculiar and compelling women from history. The outlandish poetic adventures of her youth include tales of riverboat piracy, a stint as a professional wrestler, lost days as a crack addict and being raised by a family of cows, spun through a tenor of joyful hopelessness.
Long term collaborators Jason Craig (Glickman Award, Best Original Script), Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Ghost Quartet) Jessica Jelliffe, and Peter Blomquist team up with new collaborators Elena Heyman (Orbiting Human Circus/The Music Tapes), Andreea Mincic and Mary Eleanor Stebbins to continue their experiments in visceral storytelling through original text, music and design.
Written by Jason Craig
Directed by Elena Heyman
Starring: Peter Blomquist, Jessica Jelliffe, and Jason Craig
Composition/Sound Design by Dave Malloy
Set/Costume Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Mary Eleanor Stebbins
Associate Artist - Tanya Marquardt
***This performance is currently SOLD OUT, but tickets are still available for the Post Show Benefit Party in The Bushwick Starr's Annex to support Banana Bag & Bodice and their production of LongYarn. Party tickets are $20 when purchased in advance online, or night-of at our box office for $30.