|Bruce Willis to Present The New Dark Comedy "My Mother's Severed Head"|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:20 pm EDT 08/23/21|
|Sometimes, decapitation can really bring the family together.
BRUCE WILLIS AND THE BURGESS GROUP TO PRESENT
CHARLES CISSEL'S MIND-BENDING, DARK COMEDY
MY MOTHER'S SEVERED HEAD
SEPTEMBER 10th - OCTOBER 2nd
AT THEATRE ROW, THEATRE ONE
(New York, NY) - Fourth Wall Productions, today announced that acclaimed actor and producer Bruce Willis and The Burgess Group will present Charles Cissel's My Mother's Severed Head, a mind-bending, dark comedy that will run September 10 - October 2nd in Theater One at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Directed by Richard Caliban, the production begins previews on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m., and will have its official opening on Monday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Mourning a matriarch is hard enough without her head sitting on the alter talking to you every day. This situation is a reality for Robert, a dogged playwright stuck in the family business after the untimely decapitation of his mother. As Robert and his father go at each other's throats, Mama plots the best way to reunite with the rest of her body.
"My Mother's Severed Head is based on a true event," says playwright Cissel. "This family is about to explode over a tragedy."
"It's a gorgeously magical, tragically hilarious story about a family whose mother has literally lost her head," says the show's Director Richard Caliban.
My Mother's Severed Head features: Camilo Sanchez Lobo, Luis Alberto Garcia, Katelyn Sparks, Nana Ponceleon, and Giancarlo Herrera.
The production features scenic design by Wesley Cornwell, lighting design by Daniela Fresand, and costume design is by Heather Carey. General Management is by Fourth Wall Theatricals, the Production Stage Manager is Kathryn Giradot, the Assistant Stage Manager is Caroline Duffin, and the House Manager is Trey Harrington. Public Relations is by Dan DeMello. The Production Manager is Bryant Cyr / Evan Bernardin Productions.
Willis, a one-time bartender at Cafe Centro, has been supporting fellow bartender Cissel's theatrical endeavors, most recently with MUST, which ran in 2017 at Theater at Sr. Clements.
Charles Cissel (Playwright) is the author of WALLOP, Organic Shrapnel, God Steeling, Home Sweet Home/Crack, Rosa Rugosa/Touch Me, Splatter and MUST, all of which were presented in New York. As an actor he has been in three Tennessee Williams, three Greek Tragedies, two Albees, one Odets, one O'Neill and one Shakespeare.
Richard Caliban (Director) has worked as a director and playwright across the country and internationally in the UK, Budapest and Uzbekistan. He was Artistic Director of critically acclaimed, award-winning Cucaracha Theatre where he wrote and directed many of his plays including Homo Sapien Shuffle at the Public Theatre. He directed the Obie and NY Outer Critics Circle Award winning premiere of Mac Wellman's Crowbar at the Victory Theatre; and he his own MoM - A Rock Concert Musical (Outstanding Musical) at the NY Fringe Festival. Elsewhere: Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, Cherry Lane Theatre, Geva Theatre, La Mama, HERE, Joyce Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Young Playwrights Festival, Galapagos, Actors Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival and many others.
For the full performance schedule visit: https://bfany.org/theatre-row or call 646-741-5110. Running time is 75 mins - no intermission.
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