The Downtown Loop
Directed by Meghan Finn
October - November 2013
Featuring: Greg Carere, Keelie A. Sheridan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Mia Jessup, Robert Metz, Sam Soghor and Hakan Tolga Polat.
"Mr. Gassman is a licensed city tour guide and his authority infuses this play...Mr [Greg] Carere displays marathon stamina as the main character, whose oratory encompasses historical fact, poetic fancy, and alternately resentful and affectionate opinions of the city."
Tourists and locals alike would be well advised to skip the double decker bus departing from midtown and hop on the virtual ride conjured up by this group of inventive artists. Much like the city itself, the show is one part humor, two parts heartbreak, and unflichingly honest."
"Gassman can certainly write. Carere [Tour Guide] announces an approaching building: “Ahead, a honeycomb of concentrated capitalism!” and he exchanges clever dialogue with a trainee (sweet, plucky Sam Soghor, who plays his role as though he is stoned sideways)."
"Gassman’s ear for language has been perfectly developed from years of listening to the New Yorkers on the streets, as well as the foreigners and tourists atop the double decker buses of the City’s tour conglomerates."
Directed by Julia Jarcho
E. 13th St. Rep, NYC
Featuring: Ariel Stess, Kristen Kosmas, Sam Soghor, and Ruy Iskander. And with Richard Toth as Mussolini.
Directed by Brandon Woolf
Dixon Place, NYC
Featuring: Eshan Bay, Jordan Baum, Mia Jessup, and Rivka Rivera
With Javier A. Ramos on the bongos