Mauckingbird Theatre Company, presents Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels through its innovative queer lens. Directed by Mauckingbird Artistic Director Peter Reynolds, this production will incorporate Mauckingbird’s mission to produce innovative, affordable, gay themed theater by altering the genders of the plays’ central characters. Fallen Angel
s runs from January 9-27 at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake. To purchase tickets, visit Mauckingbird.org or call 267-385-6910.
With this production, Mauckingbird turns its lens on Coward’s comedy of two best friends, now married to others for five years, who enjoy tranquil relationships with their husbands “devoid of violent emotions of any kind.” When Maurice Duclos, a former lover of both friends, sends word from France of his impending visit, things are certain to be upended in this witty comedy by England’s distinguished gay writer. Director Peter Reynolds states, “We have always wanted to produce a Noel Coward piece at Mauckingbird and are thrilled to tell this story, first presented in 1925, which still has much to say about the nature of marriage. Of course, Mr. Coward says it all with his signature wit, sophistication and humor.”
For more information about the show and tickets, visit the Fallen Angels page on Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s website.
About Mauckingbird Theatre Company
Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Peter Reynolds, Producing Director Brandon McShaffrey, and Managing Director Lindsay Mauck, Mauckingbird Theatre Company produces innovative, affordable, gay-themed theater. Past productions include critically acclaimed all male versions of The Misanthrope (2008) and Shakespeare’s R & J
(2008, 2013); Caroline Kava’s lesbian adaptation of Hedda Gabler (2009) and Jane Chambers’ seminal lesbian play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove (2011); the dark crime drama Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story (2009); TRU and The Threshing Floor (2010), a repertory of two one-man shows about influential gay writers Truman Capote and James Baldwin; original modern interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2010), Much Ado About Nothing (2012), The Importance of Being Earnest (2013), The Pirates of Penzance (2016), The Sisterhood (2016) and Tartuffe (2018); the regional premiere of Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s musical [title of show]
(2011) and Hot ‘n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration (2015); the Philadelphia premiere of Jon Marans’ The Temperamentals (2012); Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (2014), and staged readings of Bad Seed (2013), The Children’s Hour (2014), The Boys in the Band (2014) The Normal Heart (2015) and Othello (2017).
JUST THE FACTS
Fallen Angels By Noel Coward
PRODUCTION AND DESIGN TEAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR, Peter Reynolds
PRODUCING DIRECTOR, Brandon McShaffrey
MANAGING DIRECTOR, Lindsay Mauck
VOICE AND TEXT COACH, Lynne Innerst
SCENIC DESIGNER, Andrew Laine
COSTUME DESIGNER,Jeff Sturdivant
LIGHTING DESIGNER, J. Dominic Chacon
SOUND DESIGNER, Tanner Richardett
PROPS DESIGNER, Avista Custom Theatricals
COMPOSER, Katya Stanislavskaya
VOICE & SPEECH DIRECTOR, Lynne Innerst
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Vanessa Sterling
DRAMATURG, Joan Saltzman
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER, Rachel Beecher
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER, Heather Birmingham
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Wednesday, January 9th @ 7:00 pm Thursday, January 10th @ 7:00 pm Friday, January 11th @ 8:00 pm Saturday, January 12th @ 8:00pm Sunday, January 13th @ 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 16th @ 7:00 pm Thursday, January 17th @ 7:00 pm Friday, January 18th @ 8:00 pm Saturday, January 19th @ 8: 00 pm Sunday, January 20th @ 2:00pm, Wednesday, January 23rd @ 7:00 pm Thursday, January 24th @ 7:00 pm Friday, January 25th @ 8:00 pm Saturday, January 26th @ 8: 00 pm Sunday, January 27th @ 2:00pm
The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks St. Philadelphia
TICKETS $25 General Admission, $20 Seniors, $15 Students. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.Mauckingbird.org, by phone at 267-385-6910, or in person at the box office one hour before show time.