Gun Violence and Feminism collide in New York Premiere of Good Friday.
February 26, 2019: The Flea continues its Color Brave season, dedicated to works that explore race in America, with the NYC premiere of Good Friday by Chicago’s Kristiana Rae Colón, which opened last night in The Flea’s downstairs Siggy Theater. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber the intense evening focuses on a group of millennial women whose bickering is interrupted by gunfire, which they quickly realize is a deadly attack on their school. The #metoo feminism movement collides with gun violence in Colón’s fierce and provocative look at millennial women in today’s uncertain world.
“With a white-hot blend of activism and artistry, Colón catapults us into the crossroads of race, gender and class,” said The Flea Artistic Director Niegel Smith. Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea, added “She rivets us…the energy will be fierce and the truth they tell will be compelling.”
Members of the Flea’s young resident company, the Bats, play the group of millennial women under fire. They are Dolores Avery, Caturah Brown, Raiane Cantisano, Clea DeCrane, Ure Egbuho, Erin Noll and Pearl Shin.
The creative team includes scenic designer Kate Noll, costume designer Christelle Matou, lighting designer Paige Seber, sound designer Megan Deets Culley, violence/intimacy choreographer Rocio Mendez, and projection designer Jess Medenbach.
Performances at The Flea, 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, began on February 11th and will run through March 18th on Thursday – Monday at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Tickets start at $15. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org
Student rush tickets are available 10 minutes prior to curtain for $10, based on availability and with a valid student ID. (Student rush is available for Flea produced shows only.)
Photography: Barry Gordin