News: Site-Specific Post-Apocalyptic "The Catastrophe Club" Runs 10/18-11/22

Stewart Walker, Sue Kim, and Cassandra Nwokah - Photo by Jeremy Varne.
What: The Catastrophe Club, a site-specific world-premiere production set 500 years into the future
Where: An undisclosed location in the East Village
When: October 18 – November 22
Sea Dog Theater follows up its award-winning 2018 season with the World Premiere of Devin Burnam’s site-specific play The Catastrophe Club. The recently opened production runs October 18 – November 22 and is directed by longtime Sea Dog collaborator Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy.

The company’s 2018 season received seven New York Innovative Theater Awards (NYIT) Nominations and received the NYIT Award for Outstanding Revival and Outstanding Director for their production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, by John Patrick Shanley.

In The Catastrophe Club, "The world as we know it has ended. Public gatherings in the future are illegal because of the risk of diseases (or so they say). 500 years in the future, after the floods have receded, the unforeseen super-viruses that released from the Arctic tundra have claimed their victims, and human society has settled into a relatively comfortable, peaceful time, albeit one that is highly controlled by the corporate-technological wizards who shepherded civilization out of the dark ages after the calamity. The world of 2019 or 2020 is painted as being one of utter depravity, privation, and the most base human behavior. In this future, an influential socialite has organized an illegal speakeasy theatrical recreation based on the trash found in a bar in what was once called the City of New York, which was discovered during an illegal archaeological dig, preserved somewhat like ancient Pompeii was for us."

The cast features Sue Kim (Convention/Brontosaurus Haircut Productions), Dan Kublick (The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise/The Play Company, NYT Critic's Pick), Cassandra Nwokah (Sing, Goddess!/HERE Arts), Rachel Towne (Romeo and Juliet/Smith Street Stage), and Stewart Walker (The Woodsman, directed by Alexander Dinelaris/Oberon Theatre Ensemble).

The creative team includes lighting designer by Guy de Lancey, sound design Tye Hunt Fitzgerald, stage management Whitney Bahr, assistant director Katie Cundari with Jennifer Hibbs serving as artistic associate. Produced by Christopher Domig, Janelle Garcia Domig and Sea Dog Theater.

Tickets are $30 and are available at www.thecatastropheclub.com. Advance tickets required, as there is limited seating at the venue.

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