Contact: Joshua James
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AWARD WINNING L.A. THEATRE COMPANY BRINGS WOYZECK TO THE FRINGE
NEW YORK, July 30, 2009 ñ L.A.ís award winning Gangbusters Theatre Company
is pleased to announce in its eighth season, the critically acclaimed modern
day adaptation of George Buchnerís Woyzeck. Their production of this famous
German play has been selected to appear in this yearís New York International
Fringe Festival. Gangbustersí hit production transfers from its sold out
Los Angeles run for a limited 5 show engagement this August.
Gangbusters Theatre Company is dedicated to ìstaging the modern classics
with their original speed and violence.î Their innovative work has previously
been honored with L.A. Ovation, L.A. Weekly, NAACP, and Backstage Garland
Critic Awards. Their acclaimed production of Woyzeck has been lauded by
Backstage as ìa visionary productionî and has impressed the L.A. Times
with its ìlow tech, high-impact approach.î In addition, they have received
the highly prestigious Pick of the Week from LA Weekly.
Gangbusters Theatre Company adapts Buchnerís classic about a mentally challenged
enlisted soldier who is provoked by his superiors to kill his unfaithful
lover. ìDirector Bob McDonaldís adaptation of his visionary production
bring it sharply into a netherworld of cultural timelessness, sometimes
conjuring an impression of Buchnerís original time frame, sometimes as
contemporary as anything created today,î hails Backstage.
McDonald leads a talented cast of seasoned screen and stage performers
including Christian Levatino (2009 Backstage Garland Award Best Actor Nomination
ñ Hamlet in HAMLET) as the title character and Sierra Fisk as his mistress
Marie. The remaining cast includes Michael Laurie, Allen Andrews, Stephanie
O' Neill, Robert Mollohan, Mary Kelsey, Steve Hamm, Mancini Graves, Matthew
Heron, Jacque Lynn Colton, Brighid Fleming, and Henry Hereford.
Performances are scheduled for August 15th at 12pm, August 16
th at 7pm, August 20th at 7:30pm, August 24th
at 3pm, and August 26th at 9:15pm. Tickets are on sale now,
and can be purchased online at ticketweb.com. For more information, check
. The Lafayette Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleeker Street.