Loading Dock Theatre Company's premiere of Leegrid Steven's new play THE DUDLEYS! A FAMILY GAME opens tonight, Saturday, October 8 at 8:30 p.m. at HERE Arts Center, co-directed by Stevens and Jacob Titus. The opening comes on the heels of the completion of a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $3K in support of the production.
In THE DUDLEYS! family memories are brought to life as a malfunctioning 8-bit video game reveals hidden levels, secret cheats, and impossible bosses to its players. With original, life-size video designs by acclaimed new media artist Reid Farrington, original 8-bit chip tune music composed on an Atari, Commodore 64, and Nintendo Gameboy by Stevens, and award-winning choreography by Mindy Rebman (Director, Chrystie Street Ballet), the play is an innovative jam of game tech and live performance. Ariel will be appearing THE DUDLEYS! as a member of the ensemble.
THE DUDLEYS! runs until October 29, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:00 p.m at HERE at 145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick). Tickets are $18, and free for members of Actors Equity Association upon presentation of a current membership card (pending ticket availability)
PRESS & REVIEWS
"A review of the piece would not be complete without giving special recognition to a few of the actors. The whole family and ensemble were lovely and engaging in their own ways..the quirky versatility of Ariel Estrada enlivens many roles." - LA Markuson, medium.com