Gideon Productions Presents
GOD OF OBSIDIAN
World Premiere as Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival!
Written by Mac Rogers
Directed by Jordana Williams
May 31st – June 5th at Gabriel’s Corner
Gideon Productions, the award-winning company behind the Cincy Fringe CityBeat Critic’s Pick Ligature Marks, will present the World Premiere of playwright Mac Rogers’ (The Honeycomb Trilogy; the global hit podcast The Message) dark fairy tale/drama GOD OF OBSIDIAN, May 31st to June 5th at Gabriel’s Corner as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The production will be directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Universal Robots) and will feature Rebecca Comtois (Viral; Crystal Skillman’s Geek! with Vampire Cowboys) and Mac Rogers (NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee for The Adventures of Nervous-Boy with Nosedive Productions).
You have to cross a bridge to get to Nathan’s house. Crossing in is easy. But crossing out – as Alice is about to discover – is almost impossible. GOD OF OBSIDIAN is a dark fairytale about a psychologically abusive relationship, as one woman seeks the story that will take her back across the bridge and set her free.
GOD OF OBSIDIAN will run May 31 at 9pm, July 2 at 7:45pm, June 4 at 2:45pm, and June 5 at 7:45pm, as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival at Gabriel’s Corner (Sycamore & Liberty, Cincinnati, OH, 45202)). Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at www.cincyfringe.com. The show will run 60 minutes with no intermission.
MAC ROGERS (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright and audio dramatist. His sci-fi thriller podcasts THE MESSAGE and LIFEAFTER were downloaded a combined 5 million times. His plays include THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY (New York Times and Backstage Critic’s Picks and winner of the NYIT Award for Best Premiere Production), VIRAL (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC 2009), and UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards). Mac’s plays have earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Time Out New York, The New York Post, , and many others.
JORDANA WILLIAMS (Director) has directed numerous plays by Mac Rogers, including Ligature Marks (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), The Honeycomb Trilogy (NY Times and Time Out NY Critics’ Picks), Universal Robots and Viral. Other favorite directing work includes Kill Shakespeare at NY Comic Con 2012 and The Particulars with The Bridge Theater Company, FringeNYC.
REBECCA COMTOIS (Alice) previously worked with Mac Rogers and Jordana Williams on Ligature Marks (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), Viral (Winner of FringeNYC’s Outstanding Production of a Play) and The Honeycomb Trilogy (NY Times and Time Out NY Critics’ Picks). Other notable roles include Minnie the Minotaur in Cystal Skillman’s Geek! (Vampire Cowboys), Jenny in James Comtios’ Infectious Opportunity (Nosedive Productions) and Mag in Taylor Mac’s The Hot Month with Carol Kane (Boomerang’s Legacy Reading Series).
Critical acclaim for Gideon Productions:
“Television is where you find complicated storytelling. Film is the home of epic sci-fi trilogies. Giant aliens are expensive. Mac Rogers’s “Honeycomb Trilogy,” a titanic story about humanity in crisis wedged into a small theater in Queens, laid waste to these truisms, and provided giddy, cerebral fun along the way.” The New York Times
“Mac Rogers—genre playwright extraordinaire—can rant like Sorkin, plot like Mamet, banter like Whedon and sting like a bee.” Time Out New York
“This is full-on, unapologetic science fiction with a galactic-scale backdrop involving interstellar trips and an insectoid race.” New York Post
“One of the most intelligent and complex theatrical events of the year.” Flavorpill
“Both pitch-perfect science fiction about an alien occupation and a wrenching treatise on the state of humanity.” io9.com
GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using familiar genres and cultural touchstones as a springboard to something wholly unexpected.
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