LOOKING GLASS THEATRE PRESENTS HELIX 999
A "rip-roaringly entertaining play... Nowell's crackling script seamlessly injects the witty patter of crime noir into sci-fi, and keeps the plot zipping along"
Written by Kenneth Nowell
Directed by Candace O’Neil Cihocki
Running Friday, October 13 – Saturday, November 18
HELIX 999, a new science-fiction play written by Kenneth Nowell,
opens late-night at Looking Glass Theatre this October - on Friday the 13th -
and runs through November 18. The production, which also offers a special
Halloween night performance, features director Candace O’Neil Cihocki.
Additional evening performances are offered Friday, October 20 and
Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
About the Show…
In the future, genetically-produced people walk among us. It is Rick’s job to erase this dirty little secret…then, he gets to know one. In HELIX 999, Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled world unfolds in a Philip K. Dick future. Rick is a self-loathing agent for a genetics conglomerate that has clandestinely embedded genetic creations in the public sector while awaiting government approval for their products. Rick’s job is to retire malfunctioning models without raising suspicions. Amanda, his latest case, has somehow discovered that she is a Genome Inc. product. Faced with the prospect of a huge scandal, the CEO puts the squeeze on Rick to find out who tipped-off Amanda. Or else. How far will Rick have to go?
About the Playwright Kenneth Nowell…
Kenneth Nowell, a playwright from Mississippi living in Brooklyn, earns his living as Creative Services specialist for Deutsche Bank’s Legal and Compliance Departments. Most recently, his adaptation of Wedekind’s SPRING’S AWAKENING was produced at Looking Glass. The New York Times said about his original work, THE FALL: "Mr Nowell's technique is poetic, clipped, precise ... a kind of Cubist sculpturing of consciousness and event that replicates the pain and absurdity of family trauma. Think of Donald Margulies's world skewed by a noir Thorton Wilder collaborating with a Gertrude Stein."
About the Director Candace O’Neil Cihocki…
Candace O’Neil Cihocki graduated from Adelphi University in 2001 with a BFA in Performing Arts and is currently starting her graduate applications for September 2007 admission. HELIX 999 marks her fourth production as a director with The Looking Glass Theatre. Recent credits include directing an adaptation of MEDEA in The Looking Glass Spring Forum and set design for InterCATaction/Children’s Adaptive Theater FOX KNOCKS PLAY. Some of her favorite directing credits include The Manhattan Project's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and Eric Bogosian’s SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL. She also dabbles in choreography, poetry and free-lance photography. Candace is very excited to be returning to NYC to direct HELIX 999 and to bring to life Kenneth Nowell’s story of love, secrets and regret.
The Cast and Crew…
Cast: Jenn Boehm, Mark Comer, Nic Heppe, Julia E. C. Jones and Elizabeth Yocam
Crew: Director: Candace O’Neil CihockiLight Design: Ryan Metzler
Fight Choreography: Dain Geist Set Design: Jane Parrott
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Robby Grossman
About Looking Glass Theatre…
Looking Glass Theatre’s mission is to explore and expand the feminine aesthetic, producing works by historic female playwrights, new works by women, and productions of the classics re-imagined by contemporary women directors. This June, Looking Glass Theatre and Artistic Director Justine Lambert received The Lucille Lortel Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women. Additionally, New York Resident named Ms. Lambert one of the Top 100 New Yorkers of 2003 for her work with the company.
HELIX 999 -- October 13–November 18, 2006
SCHEDULE: Fridays & Saturdays @ 11PM
Additional performances October 20 & October 27 @ 8pm
Special Halloween Performance on Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm
ADDRESS: 422 West 57th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues
PHONE: (212) 307-9467
This show is closed.