AMERICAN SLIGO Receives Rave Reviews and Sells Out at New City Stage

New City Stage Company's regional premiere of Adam Rapp's dark comedy AMERICAN SLIGO has received rave reviews and is selling out in its final week at the Adrienne Theatre in center city Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

New City Stage Company began previews of the regional premiere of AMERICAN SLIGO by Adam Rapp on May 30 and the show has been selling out ever since. Arguably the highest rated play being performed in the greater Philadelphia area at this time, it has received rave reviews and brought much attention to the Pulitzer Prize nominee's lessor known work.

The play starts its final week tonight, Wednesday, June 19. There are 6 more performances and tickets can be purchased here.

Read what the press is saying.

Philadelphia Inquirer:
“New City Stage's production is both hilarious and chilling, as Aaron Cromie directs this brilliant cast, which can turn the mood on a dime.”

Read the entire review here.

City Paper:
“The play takes shocking turns, well orchestrated by director Aaron Cromie, in a titanic clash of strong, committed performances.”

Read the entire review here.

Stage Magazine:
"Very dark, very funny, and exceedingly well-staged production."

Read the entire review here.

Talkin' Broadway:
"With its blend of normality, eccentricity and open hostility, American Sligo is an offbeat winner."

Read the entire review here.

Phindie.com:
"Director Aaron Cromie creates a slideshow of beautifully staged moments, not least the brilliantly chilling conclusion."

Read the entire review here.

ABOUT THE PLAY
A darkly humorous saga about the quintessential working class American family. On the eve of his final fight, all-star wrestling legend Art "Crazy Train" Sligo, his two slacker sons, his colorful sister-in-law and his biggest fan gather for a very unusual last supper. Of course, a few unexpected guests arrive, sparks fly, and things just can't seem to stop going wrong in this home... This play is a wild ride that stirs up a heady brew of gritty realism stuffed with the twisted values of the Sligo household.

AMERICAN SLIGO
Written by Adam Rapp
Directed by Aaron Cromie
Opening Night was June 1, 2013
Running now until June 23, 2013

*** Regional premiere ***

Cast:
Art “Crazy Train” Sligo ............... John Jezior *
Aunt Bobbie ............................... Susanne Sulby *
Victor Sligo ................................. Allen Radway *
Kyle Sligo ................................... Sam Sherburne
Bobby Bibby ............................... Jordan B. Mottram
Lucy ............................................ Ginger Dayle *
Cammie ...................................... Francesca Piccioni

Production staff:
Director ...................................... Aaron Cromie *                
Stage Manager .......................... Janelle Caso *
Assistant Director/Publicist ........ Sarah Scholl
Dramaturg/Box Office ................ Kevin Rodden
Production Manager .................. Russ Widdall *
Scenic Design ............................ Cory Palmer
Lighting Design .......................... Shon Causer
Sound & Properties Design......... Ren Manley
Costumes ................................... Kate Edelson

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Interviews and press information:
Contact Marketing Associate Sarah Scholl at Sarah.Scholl(at)NewCityStage(dot)org or 717-421-3834.
Press tickets:
Contact Box Office Manager Kevin Rodden at kevin.Rodden(at)NewCityStage(dot)org or 267-978-6235.

Please request all interviews and complimentary press tickets at least 24 hours in advance. 

ABOUT NEW CITY STAGE COMPANY:
New City Stage Company, founded in 2006, is dedicated to presenting high quality professional theatre that engages audiences on a variety of levels; not only entertaining them but also encouraging awareness of issues relevant to the community. We draw our season from contemporary and classical works, with a special focus on including Philadelphia premieres from local playwrights, and from storytellers whose work is not normally found in the region.

New City Stage Company's 2012-13 season is entitled "The New American Dysfunctional Family." They say all families are dysfunctional and that the traditional mom, dad and 2.1 kids model doesn’t exist anymore, so what is the new normal? These plays look at 3 not-your-average family archetypes and how substances, abuse and the long-standing disappointment and regret factor into the dynamics of each household.

Look for the official announcement for our next 8th season, 2013-14: The Quest for the American Presidency, later this month.


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New City Stage Company presnts AMERICAN SLIGO by Adam Rapp (graphic). American Sligo graphic

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Sligo brothers Victor (Allen Radway) and Kyle (Sam Sherburne) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company. Sligo brothers Victor (Allen Radway) and Kyle (Sam Sherburne) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company.

Sligo brothers Victor (Allen Radway) and Kyle (Sam Sherburne) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company.


Victor (Allen Radway) and Cammie (Francesca Piccioni) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company. Victor (Allen Radway) and Cammie (Francesca Piccioni) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company.

Victor (Allen Radway) and Cammie (Francesca Piccioni) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company.


Adam Rapp headshot Adam Rapp headshot

Adam Rapp headshot


AMERICAN SLIGO press release 4-16-2103  PDF format AMERICAN SLIGO press release 4-16-2103

AMERICAN SLIGO press release 4-16-2103 PDF format


New City Stage Company presents the regional premiere of AMERICAN SLIGO by Adam Rapp. New City Stage Company presents the regional premiere of AMERICAN SLIGO by Adam Rapp.

New City Stage Company presents the regional premiere of AMERICAN SLIGO by Adam Rapp.


Art "Crazy Train" Sligo (John Jezior) and Bobby Bibby (Jordan B. Mottram) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company Art "Crazy Train" Sligo (John Jezior) and Bobby Bibby (Jordan B. Mottram) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company.

Art "Crazy Train" Sligo (John Jezior) and Bobby Bibby (Jordan B. Mottram) in AMERICAN SLIGO at New City Stage Company