GARY opens in Wellfleet this month

GARY opens in Wellfleet this month

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 29 through August 19 at 8:00 p.m. on the Julie Harris Stage. Advance performances at 7:30pm on July 27th and 28th are concessionary and open to the public. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring Lacy Allen, AJ Clauss and Layla Khoshnoudi, directed by RJ Tolan.

Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus picks up where Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tale left off: the coup d’état is over, the country has been stolen by madmen, and victims are everywhere. Two servants are tasked with cleaning up the mess and sorting out what is left of humanity in this gory, brash and bawdy comedy from one of the most imaginative voices in contemporary theater. It’s only the year 400 – but it feels like the end of the world. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus was nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for Best Play.

Content Note: This production contains adult language and humor, as well as simulated vomit and blood. Parents are expressly warned that some content may not be suitable for children.

Lacy Allen (Carol) Past WAS Shows: Five Times in One Night and Lenin’s Embalmer. Some NYC Credits: NY Times Critics Pick: Inanimate (The Flea), Puffs (New World Stages). She is currently exploring LA and the TV/Movie world. www.thelacyallen.com

AJ Clauss (Janice) is currently a member of Youngblood, the Obie Award-winning playwrights group at the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York. Some of AJ’s tracks include: RAT JAW, HENRY MAKES A BIBLE (Sloan/EST Commission), WHEN YOU WEERE SMALL & SALTY. AJ has traveled the country both as a writer and performer and created the Stomping Ground Theater Project, which produces plays in small town America with a mix of local and professional performers.

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Layla Khoshnoudi (Gary) MFA, Brooklyn College. Select Theater: 7 minutes (Waterwell); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Dance Nation (Playwright’s Horizons); Bull in a China Shop (Lincoln Center); Dido from Idaho (Ensemble Studio Theater); Wyoming (Americas Minor); I am Gordafarid (Noor Theater). TV: Instinct (CBS); FBI (CBS); All Hail Beth (BricTV), My Ex is Trending (YouTube). FILM: Long Nights, Short Mornings; Bad at Birthdays, Nadia Jaan; androgen; bookends.

RJ Tolan (Director – he/him) Previously on WHAT: Five Times in One Night, Lenin’s
embalmer. RJ has been the Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theater’s OBIE-winning Youngblood program for young playwrights since 2003 and has directed dozens of main stage productions, workshops, short plays and readings. Other credits include shows at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, the Cherry Lane Alternative and The Brick. RJ lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Lisa and their sons Max and Charlie.

Taylor Mac (playwright) (who uses “Judy”, lower case, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Mac’s work has been shown at New York’s Lincoln Center, Public Theater and Playwrights Horizons, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Sydney Opera House, American Repertory Theater in Boston, im SodraTheaters in Stockholm, at the Spoleto Festival, at San Francisco’s Curran Theater and MOMA. Mac is the author of 17 plays and performances including HIR (ranked in the 2015 New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out NY Top Ten Theater Lists), THE LILY’S REVENGE (Obie Award), THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH (chosen by the New York Times as one of the best tracks of 2011), THE YOUNG LADIES OF (Chicago’s Jeff Award nomination for best solo), RED TIDE BLOOMING (Ethyl Eichelberger Award), THE BE(A)ST OF Taylor Mac (Edinburgh Festival Herald Angel Award). Mac has received multiple awards, including the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Award, the Herb Alpert Award in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and an Obie. A New Dramatists graduate, Mac is currently a usual suspect at the New York Theater Workshop and the resident playwright at Here Arts Center.

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