Midtown Arts Common & Sponge Theatricals present
JUNE 6th-8th @ St. Peters Church Sanctuary & JUNE 13th -16th @ The York Theatre at St. Peters Church
“bare” is a pop opera that takes place a private Catholic Boarding School. We follow the emotional journey of a group of friends as they reach the end of their Senior year. Dealing with currently relevant issues like sexual identity, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, bullying, obesity, and the daunting task of accepting yourself are a few of the show's themes. We follow Jason and Peter, two star crossed lovers who have to hide their same sex relationship from the judgmental voices of their peers and the school.
Sponge theatricals is doing this production to help support the Trinity Place Shelter in NYC. Trinity Place Shelter is a non-sectarian, 10-bed transitional shelter that is open all year to provide LGBTQ youth/young adults with a safe place to sleep, eat, store belongings, have access to transportation, individual/group counseling, and additional independent living supportive services.
There are as many as 8,000 LGBTQ youth/young adults currently living homeless in NYC and only 250 beds or fewer that are specifically available for this population. These youth often experience abuse and trauma in other shelters and on the streets.
Sponge Theatricals is donating ALL profit from this show to Trinity Place Shelter.
Director Devon James, who also works as a professional actor and producer in the city has just come off his successful production of Hairspray in Westchester, says “bare” has captured the hearts of so many. I'm honored to bring this story back to the NYC theater community and spread the message of love and self acceptance now in a historic time of change for equality for all.” This production features new Choreography by Christopher Nofkee and original Costume Designs by Angela Borst. Their goal with this production of “bare” is to bring a fresh edgy look to the popular story that fans have come to love.
While this show is hoping to give financial assistance to the shelter, it's also hoping to inspire the audience to be honest and comfortable with their own identity. BARE is set in a co-ed Roman Catholic boarding school where a storied love triangle with female classmate, Ivy, complicates Peter and Jason's closeted relationship. Jason spirals has he faces rejection from his parents, peers, priest, and lover.“It took a show like 'bare"'to give me that final push to accept myself and take the leap of faith that my family and peers may or may not accept me. "bare" moved me and I want to share this show with others in the hopes that they will feel the same way about it as I do. As the show says 'God don't make no trash' “ says Dalles Wilie, who plays Jason in this story of two boys struggling to hide their love from their peers.
Jason McConnell – Dalles Wilie
Peter Simmonds – Matthew Corr
Ivy Robinson – Madeleine Lodge
Nadia McConnell – Virginia Marcs
Matt Lloyd – Brad Widener
Sister Chantelle – Anita Purcell
Priest – Gary Lizardo
Claire Simmonds – Kimberly Larkin
Lucas Carter – Danny Beason
Tanya Garrett – Christina Carlucci
Diane Lee - Savannah Jones
Alan – Kevin Necciai
Zack – Joey Lozada
Kyra -Brittane Rowe
Rory – Tiffany Springle
Stacey – Haley Ganis
Travis – Jody Mullen
Chad – Michael Landreth
Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 online before June 1st at www.spongenyc.com. Evening tickets (June 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, & 15th @8pm) are going fast so advanced reservations are strongly suggested. Added matinee tickets (June 6th @ 3pm& 16th @ 2pm) are now available. (The York Theatre & Saint Peter's 619 Lexington Ave. entrance on 54th street. 6, E, & M train at 51st)
"bare" is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1359 Broadway, Suite 914, New York, NY. 10018. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
An ID may be requested when you pick up your tickets at the box office.
"bare" has adult themes and isn't recomended for children under 13.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please E-mail all questions to email@example.com
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and the name of the new attendee.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, a printed copy will not be neccassry. However, it can make your ticket pickup go smoother if you do.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds for tickets purchased online. You may transer the ticket at anytime by emailing your information to email@example.com with the name of the new attendee.
Where is The York Theatre Company?
The York Theatre Company
The Theatre At Saint Peter's
619 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
Enter the Saint Peter's Church on Lexington and 54th st. There is an Elivator and stairs that lead to the Lower level. The Theatre Level is the second level down.