THE RARE BIOSPHERE
Presented by: Sea Dog Theatre
Calvary St. George's Theatre
61 Gramercy Park North
April 25-May 19, 2019
Written by: CHRIS CRAGIN-DAY
Directed by: CHRISTOPHER J DOMIG
Scenic and Lighting Design: GUY de LANCEY
Costume Design: EMILY WHITE
Movement: LEA FULTON
Sound Designer: TYE HUNT FITZGERALD
Stage Manager: HARRISON CORTHELL
Assistant Stage Manager: JACK MERIWETHER
Assistant Stage Manager Intern: ANNA HOPSON
Front of House Manager: WHITNEY BAHR
Featuring: NATALIA PLAZA and ZAC OWENS
PRESS AGENT: KATIE ROSIN/KAMPFIRE PR
THE RARE BIOSPHERE is a raw depiction of one immigrant family’s values shattered by laws that may make sense on a legislative level but make no sense on an individual level. The two actors realistically and passionately take us to the depths of what it feels like to have your path altered abruptly, and everything that once was, is no longer. In an instant, dreams vanish, fear languishes and uncertainty must be mastered. We feel their teenage angst and suffer along with them as they try to make things normal and familiar.
In the background is the allegory of the science behind the rare biosphere, which is an attempt to understand an ancient universe by questioning the meaning of life. It is seen as an inexplicable and fascinating depiction of community and diversity with a live and let live philosophy, versus our survival of the fittest mentality.
In 95 minutes, you will deeply feel what you only see on TV and be captivated by these talented young performers, with crisp dialogue, a realistic set, clever lighting and a clever staging.
- Ronni Burns -