Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces
Ride the Cyclone
by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:30 PM
On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from the new musical Ride the Cyclone by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, which later this year makes its New York City premiere as part of MCC Theater’s 30th Anniversary Season.
Ahead of the highly anticipated New York City engagement of Ride the Cyclone, which begins performances on November 9, 2016 ahead of an Opening Night on December 1, creators Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond and director Rachel Rockwell will discuss this quirky musical for the Works & Process at the Guggenheim audience. Excerpts from the musical will be performed by cast members Lillian Castillo, Gus Halper, Taylor Louderman, Emily Rohm, Kholby Wardell, and Alex Wyse.
ABOUT RIDE THE CYCLONE
The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted – with the promise of a prize like no other. Ride the Cyclone is a wildly original new musical – part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected.
During its smash-hit world premiere in 2015, the Chicago Tribune raved: “Quirky, bizarre, emotionally hefty and rather tantalizing… Ride the Cyclone, poised to take the world by storm, is edgy and just dangerous enough to feel fresh and yet completely steeped in the traditions of musical theater.” The New York Times called it: “An unceasingly delightful new musical…a witty, small-scaled show of immense sweetness and originality. If purgatory were really this much fun, I’d be happy to spend a lifetime there.”
Tickets & Info: 212 423 3575
Fall 2016 tickets are currently on sale. $40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process. MCC Theater: Ride the Cyclone is a part of the Works & Process at the Guggenheim Series. For more information visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/mcc-theater-ride-the-cyclone.
ABOUT MCC THEATER
MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel its work in three main areas of focus: annual productions of work, development of new work, and education and outreach programs.
TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.
For further information, press tickets, photos and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024