Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and Daydream Theatre Company are proud to announce the world premiere of the new musical “The Inside Of His Severed Head,” Book by Lenny Schwartz and Music and Lyrics by Duncan Pflaster. The play will be directed by Lenny Schwartz with Musical Direction by Zachary Smallwood with choreography by Chelsea Cook.
The show will be performed on August 3, 2018, at 6 pm, August 4, 2018 at 9 pm and August 5, 2018, at 12:15 pm at the LATEA Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002. Tickets are $25 Dollars and can be purchased at the door or at planetconnections.org
This comedic musical is about Willy Loman, an aging vampire hunter, who realizes his life is empty and he tries to fill it in the last 24 hours of his life. It is a musical about happiness, family, lies, love, and mental illness. And of course, killing some members of the undead.
It’s Death of a Salesman as a musical….if Willy Loman was a vampire hunter!
“I always wanted to do a musical. And I always wanted it to be a parody of something familiar to theater patrons but at the same time new and accessible to all,” Schwartz says of the musical. “It’s the Death of the American Dream…with the undead!”
The play stars Rhode Island veteran actor Michael Thuber (as well as Artistic Director at the Theater Company of Rhode Island) as Willy Loman, a man who reflects the modern American man. Victoria Paradis returns to the stage after a hiatus to star as his wife Lin, in a portrait of the modern American woman.
The play also stars Ryan Mckenna and Derek Launderau as Biff and Mopey, and some of the finest talent New England has to offer.
This summer, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. In that decade, PCTF has successfully changed the landscape of the theatre festival and all of New York independent theatre. The multi-award-winning theatre festival, now under the direction of producing artistic director, Shaun Peknic, will celebrate in a big way by premiering more than 50 timely and topical plays and musicals written by the next generation of playwrights. Each play contains a powerful message serving as a parable of various world themes. The Tenth Planet: Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will run from July 9 through August 5, 2018, at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street. NYC. www.planetconnections.org. Artists presenting works from all across America, including Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Providence and New York City; and from all over the planet, including Japan, Yugoslavia, Russia, Peru, France, Belarus, & Haiti are part of this year’s festivity.
A defining facet of PCTF is its truly tangible connection to the world. Each artist within each season uses their work to shed light on causes that matter and inspire audiences to get involved. PCTF’s artists raise awareness – and funds – for a charity of their own selection. Furthering its message, PCTF is the country’s first eco-friendly arts festivity, providing green marketing and promotional materials and supporting sustainable design production practices.