2014

DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS

FEBRUARY EVENT

GF&CO & Double Wide Bar Southern Kitchen brings you...

NOIR NITE

TUESDAY, MARCH 11th

6:00 - 9:00pm

At Double Wide Bar

505 East 12th Street, NYC 10003

$25 Until March 1st | $30 After March 1st -Cash at the Door : TICKETS INCLUDE ONE WELL DRINK

* A Fundraising Event for O.REX

Well, here's your chance! Join us in watching the film noir classic "The Maltese Falcon"

Enjoy ... DRINKS & DISCUSSION Classics Scholar and Author, Mark Buchan, Co-translator of GF&CO's O.REX* will share their perspectives of Film Noir and Greek-Noir [Greek-Noir = GF&CO's mash up of Greek-Tragedy + Film Noir]

PUZZLES & PRIZES test your Film Noir knowledge and powers of observation by competing for excellent ‎prizes.

FUN, FILM & FUNDRAISING**

When was the last time you enjoyed a classic film and a beverage while simultaneously contributing to a ground breaking theater project..?‎

HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES until 8:00 pm and 20% off the food menu!

LIMITED CAPACITY: 30 People

‎**All proceeds will go to GF&CO's Premiere of *O.REX- Fall 2014

APRIL

PRODUCTION

AN ORIGINAL ADAPTATION OF THE NOVEL BASED ON THE BOOK

Fatelessness

by Hungarian Author & Nobel Prize-Winner IMRE KERTÉSZ

Featuring

GF&CO Founding Member, Adam Boncz in a solo performance.

Directed by Gia Forakis.

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In the summer of 1944, 14-year old Hungarian, Gyuri Köves, is taken off a bus on his way to work and sent to Buchenwald. In a place called a “work camp” where he discovers starvation, selfishness and something called "crematoriums," but he also discovers something he had never understood before –what it means to be Jewish.

PLACE: HERE Arts Center, NYC

*CO-PRO: A Collaborative Production between GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY and SCENE HOUSE

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AUGUST

O.REX SONG & DANCE RESIDENCY

GF&CO has the honor of returning to The Putney School,

in Putney VT for a second Residency Period: August 16-23.

This time we will be creating the nightclub numbers for O.REX,

creating the choreography to go with the songs we created at Putney last summer.

A GF&CO CO-PRO World Premiere PRODUCTION

NOVEMBER

PRODUCTION

O.REX

The Original Murder Mystery!

Is a brand new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex,

Re-envisioned by director and co-translator, Gia Forakis,

As a site-specific, full immersion, Greek-Noir* Classic

With original music and song.

*Greek Noir = Greek Tragedy + Film Noir: a new genre coined by GF&CO.

In Sophocles' play, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is a King who must save his city from plague by solving the mystery of the murder of his predecessor, Laius. What Oedipus discovers is that he is Laius' son as well as his murderer, and that Oedipus' wife, Jocasta, is also his mother!

In GF&CO’s Greek-Noir O.REX, Oedipus in no longer a royal King, but rather, a "Kingpin" and nightclub owner – the unwitting detective to a murder he doesn't know he committed. In this production, the audience is seated at nightclub tables as this legendary drama unfolds around them and as the nightclub is transformed into the world of a 1940's film noir: actors dressed in black & white, drinks served to prevent symptoms of “The Plague," and traditional Choral Odes re-invented as original songs performed as period ballads on the nightclub stage.

The innovation of GF&CO’s Greek-Noir O.REX brings a fresh contemporary relevance to this ancient text, first by reminding us that putting limits on our own hubristic natures is a critical lesson for survival in any century, second by creating a new translation that maintains Sophocles’ play while creating an action-driven framework that makes this renowned classic immediately accessible to a new generation of theater goers!

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A GF&CO CO-PRO World Premiere PRODUCTION