In New England Premiere
New Repertory Theatre, in residence at
the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will present the New
England premiere of "Indulgences," a farcical
comedy by Chris Craddock. Performances are scheduled
to run January 17 - February 6 at the Arsenal Center's Charles Mosesian
Theater in Watertown.
upon a time in a kingdom somewhere, a king and a commoner swap identities,
a prince and his lover plot to protect their union, two advisors conspire
to foil everything, and a man known only as "Salesman" bargains
for everyone's "happily ever after." In Chris Craddock's comedy,
audiences learn that the solution to life's intricate puzzles may just
be found in a fractured fairy tale.
Kate Warner, New Rep’s Artistic Director
and director for "Indulgences" commented, “I am so excited
to be directing 'Indulgences' and to introduce Chris Craddock’s
intelligent work to New England. 'Indulgences' is incredibly witty. Craddock
is a brilliant playwright. He infuses significant themes into a zany and
"Indulgences" features New Rep favorites, including Steven
Barkhimer, Leigh Barrett , Neil A. Casey, Ben Evett, and
Ed Hoopman. Making their New Rep debuts are Joel Colonder
and Tony Larkin.
Chris Craddock has written or co-written more than 20 plays as well as
2 feature films. He has also helped create three musicals. Highlights
of his writing career include: "BASH’d a gay rap opera,"
which played three months Off Broadway and is the recipient of a GLAAD
award; "BoyGroove," which received a six week
commercial run in Toronto and a Dora Award. "3…2…1,"
co-written with Nathan Cuckow, which toured to the Magnetic
North Festival in Ottawa 2006; "The Pharmacist/La Pharmacien,"
a bilingual feature film written by and co-starring Craddock, currently
in audio-post; and "Summer of My Amazing Luck"
(adapted from the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews),
which toured extensively in Canada and is being developed into a feature
film by Merit Productions in Winnipeg. His hit solo show "Moving
Along" has toured across Canada and has been presented by
such companies as One Yellow Rabbit and Theatre Network. It was also filmed
for Bravo Television’s Singular Series.
For information and tickets, call 617-923-8487 or visit
www.newrep.org. Free parking is available
adjacent to the theater.