WORLD PREMIERE AS PART OF THE CINCY FRINGE FESTIVAL!
WRITTEN BY MAC ROGERS
DIRECTED BY JORDANA WILLIAMS
JUNE 2nd – JUNE 7th @ GABRIEL’S CORNER
Gideon Productions, the company behind the Cincy Fringe hits God Of Obsidian (2017 Linda Bowen Full Frontal Pick) and Musical Chairs (2018 Critic’s Pick Award), will present the World Premiere of playwright Mac Rogers’ (The Honeycomb Trilogy; the global hit podcasts The Message, LifeAfter and Steal The Stars) horror drama THIS HOUSE WILL NEVER LET US GO, running from June 2nd to June 7th at Gabriel’s Corner as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The production will be directed by Jordana Williams (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Steal the Stars) and will feature Rebecca Comtois (Viral; Crystal Skillman’s Geek! with Vampire Cowboys), Mac Rogers (NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee for The Adventures of Nervous-Boy with Nosedive Productions), and Kristen Vaughan (Frankenstein Upstairs, The Honeycomb Trilogy, NYIT Outstanding Lead Actress Winner for Benefactors).
Joan hasn’t had a real home since she left Griffin. Instead, she’s been living off of house-sitting, maintaining the neglected homes of rich people who live far away. It looks like she just landed the perfect summer gig – watching a lavish beach house with an absent owner – until Joan discovers there’s another woman already living there. A mysterious, ageless woman named Iris, who has plans for Joan. As Griffin worms his way back into her life and frightening forces close in, Joan realizes she’s going to have to make an agonizing choice.
This House Will Never Let Us Go will run June 2nd at 7:00pm, June 4th at 8:30pm, June 5th at 6:30pm, and June 7 at 6:30pm, 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 and Griffin) is an award-winning playwright and audio dramatist. His sci-fi thriller podcasts THE MESSAGE, STEAL THE STARS, and LIFEAFTER were downloaded over 7 million times. His plays God of Obsidian and Musical Chairs were both Cincy Fringe award-winners. 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 the CityBeat Critic’s Picks God Of Obsidian, Musical Chairs, and Ligature Marks, as well as The Honeycomb Trilogy (NY Times and Time Out NY Critics’ Picks), Universal Robots and Viral. She also directed Mac’s Steal the Stars, a 2018 Audie Award finalist for Best Audio Drama. Other favorite directing work includes Kill Shakespeare at NY Comic Con, Vince Gatton’s Alexandria and The Particulars at FringeNYC.
REBECCA COMTOIS (Joan) previously worked with Mac Rogers and Jordana Williams on CityBeat Critic’s Picks God Of Obsidian, Musical Chairs, and Ligature Marks, as well as 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 (Boomerang’s Legacy Reading Series).
KRISTEN VAUGHAN (Iris) is a three-time NYIT Awards nominee for Lead Actress, winning for Jane in Benefactors (Retro Productions). Among Kristen’s other roles; Amelia Cooke in The Honeycomb Trilogy and Victoria Frankenstein in Frankenstein Upstairs (Gideon Productions), and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (Bleecker Company). www.kristenvaughan.com
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
“One of the most intelligent and complex theatrical events of the year.” Flavorpill
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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