A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES

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Brooke Ishibashi, Evan Thompson, Christian Felix, Nina Hellman, Heather Alicia Simms
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Kristine Haruna Lee, Nina Hellman, Brooke Ishibashi, Evan Thompson, Heather Alicia Simms, Christian Felix, Mia Katigbak (first level); Mike Iveson, Dennis A. Allen II (above)

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Jessica Almasy, Heather Alicia Simms, Brooke Ishibashi, Nina Hellman, Christian Felix

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Mia Katigbak, Evan Thompson, Brooke Ishibashi, Nina Hellman, Heather Alicia Simms, Christian Felix, Jessica Almasy

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Mike Iveson, Dennis A. Allen II

photos: Jessica Osber

by Kate Benson
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
presented as part of The New Georges Jam on Toast

“For those of you just tuning in, Thanksgiving is already in progress here at Wembly kitchen.  The stands are nice and full, it’s quite a crowd that’s gathered.  They’re in for a real treat.”

May 16-31 2014
DIXON PLACE

VIDEO:  Jam on Toast meet ‘n greet!
Launch with Dennis & Mike
Endorsed by Maker of Actual Jam!

WITH
Jessica Almasy
Dennis A. Allen II
Christian Felix
Kristine Haruna Lee
Nina Hellman
Brooke Ishibashi
Mike Iveson
Mia Katigbak
Heather Alicia Simms
Evan Thompson

DESIGN
Sara C. Walsh
Barbara Samuels
Brandon Wolcott
Kathleen Doyle

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICK!
“The theater group New Georges describes its Jam on Toast festival as a “ ‘performance gym’ for early-career playwrights and directors.” Using that metaphor, it’s safe to say that Kate Benson and Lee Sunday Evans, collaborators on the spectacularly inventive “A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes,” are the kinds of people everyone else at the gym stares at with envy.

Ms. Benson, the playwright, is fearless and remarkably assured in this dizzyingly entertaining work, which the program describes as her first full production. And the direction of Ms. Evans unfurls it on the Dixon Place stage with wit and verve, conjuring the story — the preparation and serving of a gigantic family dinner — without so much as a salad plate in sight.  — The New York Times

And a Theasy Best Bet!
“Utterly unique… as tasty and satisfying as gravy and mashed potatoes!” — Theatre Is Easy

“There’s something really special happening at Dixon Place…. a very touching, a very odd, and at times a rather frightening portrait of modern family.” – nytheatre now

 

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