terraNOVA Collective presents
P.S. JONES AND THE FROZEN CITY
by Robert Askins
Directed by José Zayas
“…the most fun you’ll have ever have sitting down in a theater this season.’
– New York Theatre Review
“your theater season has landed, not with a bang, but with a WHAM!”
- NY Magazine
“a beyond-stellar ensemble, allows for a sensationally fun night of theater”
“The animated video design, by Alex Koch and David Tennent, assisted by the projections illustrator Kate Freer, is spiky, elegant and altogether entrancing”
- New York Times
“a sensory triumph that will leave the audience wanting more in all the right ways... Frozen City proves why Robert Askins is one of the most in demand young writers around.”
December 3-23, 2012
The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street
Between Greenwich & Washington
The World as we know it is long gone.
Appetite and hubris have divided the world in three.
Our hero, the diminutive and unassuming P.S. Jones, is doing what he does best, shovelling poop and daydreaming. P.S. dreams of visiting The Frozen City, a utopian world just visible beyond the forbidden Burning Waste. The only thing worse than knowing he'll never set foot in The Frozen City is finding out that his tall, handsome, charming, (incurably vapid) brother Benjamin is about to take a real life zeppelin to the The Frozen City where he'll be deified on account of being so pretty.
After a tearful and tight-lipped goodbye, P.S. hunkers down and gets back to work. He doesn't know that his shovel is about to unearth something that will change his life forever, or that he's about to go on a long and difficult journey, that it's gonna hurt, that lessons will be learned and that he's gonna one day set foot inside the thick glass of The Frozen City. Perhaps it’s best to know a bit more about what you’re wishing for.
What will P.S. do when the fate of all three worlds rests in his hand?
Sofia Jean Gomez*, Preston Martin, Bobby Moreno*, Diana Oh*,
Joe Paulik*, Steven Rishard*, Jenny Seastone Stern*.
Puppeteers Chloe Moser, Katey Parker and Eric Wright.
Scenic Design: Jason Simms
Puppet Design: Eric Wright and The Puppet Kitchen
Costume Design: Carla Bellisio
Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara
Sound Design: Jane Shaw and Emma Wilk
Additional Music by Jane Shaw
Video Projections Design by Alex Koch, IMA and David Tennent, IMA
Illustrations: Peter Shevenell
Art Direction: Christy Briggs
Production Stage Manager: Andrew Slater*
Assistant Stage Managers: Becca Pickett* & Kelly Burns
Assistant Directors: Jo Cattell & Kyle Metzger
Producer: Matthew Stephen Huffman
*Actors & Stage Managers appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
PRESS REP: David Gibbs, DARR PUBLICITY