For a limited time The Flea Theater is bringing back the thrilling and critically-acclaimed play by Sean Graney, These Seven Sicknesses. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and starring The Bats the play will be presented from June 6 through July 1.
A recent review from Theatermania quotes, “There’s a fantastic party taking place in Tribeca right now: Sean Graney’s These Seven Sicknesses, playing at The Flea Theater.”
These Seven Sicknesses revolves around the seven surviving plays of Sophocles: Oedipus, In Trachis, Philoktetes, In Colonus, Ajax, Elektra and Antigone. With the combination of food and music, these stories dictate the human condition and results of chance and fate. Never before has there been such a witty and relevant interpretation of the past with a vivid window into the future. Graney made the decision to present these plays as marathon event, making its critically-acclaimed premier this past September in Chicago. The extraordinary cast of 38 and the members of The Flea Theater’s resident acting ensemble, The Bats, are honored to tackle this ambitious work.
Artistic Director Jim Simpson describes the performance, “When I read These Seven Sicknesses, I knew it was a perfect fit for The Bats; just the right amount of hubris and more than enough drama to fill our tiny stage. It is sweeping, reverent, irreverent, modern, ancient, familiar and yet brand spanking new. Don’t miss what will be the highlight of our season.”
With the help of Macao Trading Co. and Billy’s Bakery the theater is providing guests with a vegan and gluten-free dinner, as well as dessert for each performance. Serving your meal will be the acting company themselves. The play will consist of a 90-minute performance, followed by intermission for dinner, 60 minutes of performance time, intermission for dessert and the final 60 minutes of the play.
Tickets include dinner and dessert and are available for $55, Tuesday through Friday and $60 on Saturday and Sundays. Performances will be held Tuesday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Visit The Flea Theater site for more information.