The Whore of Sheridan Square
The Club
June 16 - July 3, 2005
Extended by Popular Demand!
Thursday - Saturday 10:00pm
Sunday - 5:30pm
Added: Friday July 1 at 8:00pm
Satuday July 2 at 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sunday July 3 at 5:30pm
Tickets $15
Written and Directed by Michael Baron

Box office 212.475.7710

Ready review by Martin Denton

Ridiculous Theatrical Company founder Charles Ludlam’s life and work inspire the new comedy, "The Whore of Sheridan Square", written and directed by Michael Baron. Ludlam’s real life story and characters from his plays meld in this unique, very funny satire.
The play is told in the spirit of the film, Sunset Boulevard. It follows a desperate young writer who escapes to a hidden NYC West Village alcove only to be hired and seduced by the legendary actress, playwright, and director, Norma Charles. The cast features Ken Barnett, Doug Brandt, Harris Doran, Ginger Eckert, Vanessa Hidary and Eric McNaughton.

Michael Baron has directed over 30 productions in NYC, Boston, Providence, and Chicago including The School for Scandal and A Christmas Carol for Trinity Repertory Company, world-premieres of Lamarck for Perishable Theatre, and the rock-musical, Hot Star, Nebraska for SpeakEasy Stage. As a 2003-2005 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors recipient he has worked at Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, City Center Encores, and the Magic Theatre of San Francisco. He received his M.F.A. in directing from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He is currently directing Miss Richfield 1981’s new show for Provincetown this summer.
The Company includes: Ken Barnett (Jane Evers) appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, and Julie Taymor's The Green Bird. Off-Broadway: Debbie Does Dallas, Imperfect Chemistry, Diana Son's Fishes, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Doug Brandt (Methyl Gässenberger, et al) is most often a composer these days. Doug most recently created incidental “soap opera music” for Coming Soon, A Sapphic Sudsaga with the Key Theatre, and he is currently writing a musical, Barf, a comedy about three bulimic women, based on his straight play of the same title. Harris Doran (Joe Glassman) was recently seen as Claude in the Actors’ Fund concert of Hair at the New Amsterdam Theatre. He is featured on the CD to be released by Ghostlight Records in June. Ginger Eckert (Didi St. Holt, et al) just received her M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium. At Trinity Repertory Company, she was in the world premiere of Paula Vogel's "The Long Christmas Ride Home" and in Sean O'Casey's "A Pound on Demand" with Brian Dennehy. Vanessa Hidary (Honeysuckle Rose, et al) is the creator of "Culture Bandit," originally produced by LAByrinth Theatre Company and aired twice on the Peabody Award winning series “Russell Simmon's Presents Def Poetry" on HBO. Eric McNaughton (Norma Charles) performed in Twelfth Night, Amadeus, The Country Wife, Balm in Gilead, Iolanthe ("Third Peer from the Left"), and Man of La Mancha ("Aldonza"). Perhaps best known as the other girl in the hit cabaret Mike and Eric Sing at Their Theatre Department's Awards Banquet.

Joe E. Jeffreys (Dramaturg) is a Ridiculous scholar and ambassador. He teaches theatre and lesbian and gay studies at New York University and Stony Brook University. Erminio Pinque (Set Designer) is the artistic director of the BIG NAZ0 LAB, a creature-making studio which has designed and constructed props, masks,
puppets and body-parts for theatrical productions, educational artist residencies,
commercial commissions, and festivals. Rebecca Spinac (Production Stage Manager) Rebecca recently received her B.F.A from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Past credits include the world premiere of Fox Hollow by Steven Drukman, Aphrodisiac (13P at P.S. 122), Oswald’s Backyard (The Present Company), A Place Without Seasons and Onion Girl (2004 New York International Fringe Festival) and Othello (Dreamscape Theater Company).
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