6/17/2016

Henry Darger Is ... at TNC Monday 6/20 @7pm

 Henry Darger Is
By Judith Kampfner (BBC producer and playwright)

Take an imaginative journey through the joyful creative life, relentless struggle and phantasmagoric fantasies of a reclusive artist. Based on the life of Henry Darger (1892-1973), who created countless paintings, drawings and collages and wrote the 15,000-page book Realms of the Unreal. He died in obscurity, but after his work was discovered he became an internationally acclaimed outsider artist.

   Theater for the New City and Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents
New City New Blood
Reading of
Henry Darger Is
7pm Monday, June 20th
 (Cino Theater)


Directed by Shaya Mulcahy
With Ethan Phillips as Henry Darger (Neelix in Star Trek :Voyager, recently in Woody Allen's Irrational Man and currently in Girls)
and
Roger Clark, Anwen Darcy, Elizabeth Davis, Pete McCabe, Shawn Regruto, Jennifer Van Dyck and Amy Warren


Endorsed by the Darger Estate (painting image courtesy of Kiyoko Lerner)
Production Manager Sydney Beveridge
Email darger.play@gmail.com to RSVP and for more information. Seating is limited




The creation of the magical world of Darger’s mind was specifically striking.
Erin Daly, General Manager of The Flea Theatre Company, New York City

The play conveys the richness of Darger’s imagination so well.
Sandy Sawotka, Head of Publicity at Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM

It's a great story with interesting characters. Darger is so puzzling, a wonderful enigma. I'm very intrigued.
     Kathy Minton, Symphony Space, New York City


This play, so brilliantly constructed from the mystery of genius is an intimate portrayal of how we use imagination to survive.
Simon Van Booy, Novelist and Frank O'Connor Prize Winner

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