When was the last time theatre was a real experience?
At First Sight (and Other Stories)
presented by Broken Box Mime Theater
Take the Journey:
Thursdays – Saturdays: November 7 – 9, 14 – 16,
and 21 – 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Special Matinees: November 9, 16, and 23 @ 2:00 p.m.
At the Obie Award-winning, off-off-Broadway theater:
Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, New York City
New York – When was the last time you left a theatre feeling invigorated? When was the last time you connected with the art and the artists in a deep, almost spiritual manner? Have you ever?
At First Sight (and Other Stories) is an innovative and exciting program born from the collective creativity of Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX). The fine art of story-telling is infused with important contemporary themes and classic mime techniques to create a live stage show that opens the mind, touches the soul, and awakens the imagination.
At First Sight (and Other Stories) is a 90-minute compilation of vignettes created especially for this production along with encores of some of the company’s most acclaimed works – all written, directed, and performed by the BKBX ensemble. Expect a journey of the mind that takes you from stories of epic adventure to intimate and genuine moments of everyday life. You’ll be astonished by how these silent stories can bring you to encounter your deepest dreams and secrets.
The PREMIERES for the evening include (working titles):
PATTERN: A piece rich in movement technique, this vignette serves as an inventive observation of our chameleon tendencies when seeking closeness in relationships.
WILD WEST: BKBX takes you on an electrifying adventure to the Wild Wild West!
MUGGER: The best of BKBX’s wonderfully bizarre humor, this piece provides an outlandishly fun romp with an unusual burglar.
The ENCORES include:
SOME DAY (originally presented at the Abington’s June Havoc Theater) paints the picture of an old man transported by the memories housed in his favorite record;
RESERVOIR (a Fringe Festival premiere) personifies inner struggle and the battle one faces to conquer it;
FIFTH WHEEL (also an Abington premiere) finds two happy couples on a double date – plus an unexpected solo friend! Uproarious!
SEE them ROAR
At just over two years old, Broken Box Mime Theater has gathered significant credentials: acclaimed showings at Walkerspace, the Fringe Festival, The Kraine, and the June Havoc Theater at Abingdon, as well as appearances at The PIT, TADA! Theater, and aMios’ SHOTZ! Festival. BKBX also operates a widely popular series of workshops for both students and professionals in the art of Silent Storytelling, presented a three-day Mime Festival last June, and is a Volunteer Artist with the 52nd Street Project Teen Ensemble, leading a 4-week movement unit this October.
The Company features actors, singers, dancers, writers, and teachers — acclaimed in their own right — joined together by their passion for storytelling. Members include Joel Perez, currently appearing in Fun Home at The Public Theater; Dinah Berkeley, who appeared in Adam Rapp’s production of Stop the Virgens; Meera Kumbhani, who has performed at venues including Classic Stage Company and the Pearl Theatre, Marissa Molnar, currently in the 2013 National Tour of The Screwtape Letters, and Leah Wagner Leonard, whose credits include the feature film Holiday Baggage (with Cheryl Ladd & Barry Bostwick). Baumwoll herself is a veteran of The Pearl Theatre, The Actor’s Company Theatre, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Jamie Roderick, the company’s Lighting Designer, was the Assistant to the Lighting Designer for Broadway’s Motown: The Musical, Elf, and Bring It On: The Musical. Of recent note: the company’s inaugural producer, Brian Smith, went on to win a Tony for producing Broadway’s Kinky Boots.