poster for New Play ProjectNEW PLAY PROJECT DEBUTS WITH WORK BY JOSHUA MIKEL

The University at Albany Department of Theatre is pleased to present a world premiere staged reading of playwright Joshua Mikel’s play, The Carrion. Mikel’s dark comedy centers on a small settlement town in colonial America which is threatened by a mysterious plague. The readings will take place in the Arena Theatre at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus from October 17-20, 2013.  Curtain times are 8pm on Thursday through Sunday and 2pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Director Chad Larabee selected The Carrion because of its fresh and inventive writing, “The play takes an absurdist look at colonial America complete with talking crows and thrilling twists and turns. I believe that Josh brings an original voice to the American theatre.”

Joshua Mikel is an Atlanta-based playwright whose work has been recently produced in New York and Chicago.  His other plays include Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island, Monster Island, Shelter, Us People, Muerte del Maestro, Quentin G, Aesop, Come Back, My Brothers Knife, The Most Magical Paintbrush and Bethlehem Motor Community.

The production team includes Lighting Designer Andi Lyons and Technical Director John Knapp.

Tickets for the general public are $12.  Tickets for students, senior citizens and UAlbany faculty/staff are $8. Tickets may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office.  For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.