Thursday, October 15, 2015

Honeycomb Trilogy Returns: Don't Miss It

We don't usually publish press releases at Show Showdown, but I want to make sure everyone is aware that The Honeycomb Trilogy is back. I recommend it very highly! (And if my plug is not enough, see the reviews below.)

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Gideon Productions will present the much-anticipated return of Mac Rogers’ three-part science fiction epic, The Honeycomb Trilogy, directed by Jordana Williams and running in rep October 13-November 14 at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South). Tickets ($25) are available online at or by calling 866-811-4111.

THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY is back by popular demand. A Critic’s Pick in The New York Times, Time Out New York and Backstage and winner of the Best Premiere Production honor from the New York Innovative Theater Awards, this decade-spanning science fiction epic follows one American family through an extraterrestrial invasion and occupation of earth. As son Abbie allies with the conquerors and daughter Ronnie leads the human resistance, THE HONEYCOMB TRILOGY explores culture, terrorism, sexuality, loyalty, justice, and forgiveness over the course of three action-packed, emotionally-charged stories. The entire saga takes place in the same house, as it – much like the world around it - is ravaged by war and rebuilt by hand over the course of twenty years. The three parts of the trilogy (Advance Man, Blast Radius, and Sovereign) will be presented individually on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. On Saturdays and Sundays audiences can binge-watch the entire trilogy.

“Mr. Rogers displays an impressive control over his sprawling material, creating a convincing postapocalyptic world inside a sturdy theatrical structure...a driving pace and a sneaky theatrical intelligence.” New York Times, Critics Pick

“If you want to make an argument for bringing science fiction to live theater, look no further... Rogers has a knack for highlighting the kind of modern stories that you don’t often see in theater, but that are just as universal as the themes explored by classic playwrights.”

“Rogers could teach Hollywood a thing or two about how to do it right.”

“One of the most original, complex, and compelling theatrical events of the year.”
Flavorpill, Editors Pick

“The crackling alien-takeover drama can operate independently of its former installments. In Cheek’s long series of downtown triumphs...I can not remember ever seeing her in such full, exultant stride.” Time Out NY, Critics Pick

All that is ugly, desperate, hopeful, and fiercely loving in humanity is on display.”
Show Business Weekly

“Mac Rogers—genre playwright extraordinaire—can rant like Sorkin, plot like Mamet, banter like Whedon and sting like a bee.” Time Out NY (Mac Rogers’ Asymmetric)

The Honeycomb Trilogy will perform on Saturdays and Sundays with Advance Man at 2pm, Blast Radius at 5pm, and Sovereign at 8:30pm. Advance Man will also perform on Tue 10/13 at 8pm, Fri 10/23 at 8pm, Thu 10/29 at 8pm, Tue 11/3 at 8pm & Fri 11/13 at 8pm. Blast Radius will perform on Thu 10/15 at 8pm, Tue 10/20 at 8pm, Fri 10/30 at 8pm, Thu 11/5 at 8pm & Tue 11/10 at 8pm. Sovereign will perform Fri 10/16 at 8pm, Thu 10/22 at 8pm, Tue10/27 at 8pm, Fri 11/6 at 8pm & Thu 11/12 at 8pm.

The cast will include Becky Byers* and Hanna Cheek* as Ronnie, David Rosenblatt* and Stephen Heskett as Abbie with Rebecca Comtois, Neimah Djourabchi*, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy*, Matt Golden*, Jason Howard*, Felicia J. Hudson*, Erin Jerozal*, Ana Maria Jomolca*, Yeauxlanda Kay*, Daryl Lathon*, Carlos Martin*, Joe Mathers*, Lori E. Parquet*, Amy Lee Pearsall*, Seth Shelden, Brian Silliman*, Nancy Sirianni*, Alisha Spielmann*, Adam Swiderski, C.L. Weatherstone, Sean Williams, Cotton Wright*, and Kristen Vaughan. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

The production team will include Set Designer Sandy Yaklin, Lighting Designer Jennifer Linn Wilcox, Sound Designer Jeanne E. Travis, Costume Designer Amanda J. Jenks
Production Manager and Stage Manager Devan E. Hibbard (for Blast Radius), Stage Manager Viki Barclay (for Advance Man), Stage Manager Nikki Castle (for Sovereign), Assistant Directors Mikell Kober, Audrey Marshall, and Sara Thigpen with Producers Sean Williams, Jordana Williams, Mac Rogers, Sandy Yaklin, Rebecca Comtois, and Mikell Kober.

MAC ROGERS (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright based in New York City. His plays include Sovereign (New York Times and Backstage Critic’s Pick), Blast Radius (New York Times Critic’s Pick), Advance Man (Backstage Critic’s Pick and winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs (featured in the New York Magazine Approval Matrix and nominated for the NYIT Award for Best Premier Production), Ligature Marks (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), Asymmetric (Time Out New York Critic’s Pick), VIRAL (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC 2009 and Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), Universal Robots (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards and winner of Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). Mac’s plays have appeared on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Cincinnati, and Edmonton, and have earned acclaim from The New York Times, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, (Gawker Media’s science fiction site),, Show Business Weekly, New York Press,,, Show Showdown, and many others.

JORDANA WILLIAMS (Director) has directed numerous plays for Gideon, including Asymmetric (59E59), The Blueprint Project (Secret Theatre), Ligature Marks (Fringe Festival Tour and The Brick), Kill Shakespeare (HERE and NY Comic Con), Frankenstein Upstairs, Sovereign, Blast Radius, Advance Man, Viral (SoHo Playhouse, FringeNYC), Hail Satan (Culture Project, FringeNYC), The First Annual St. Ignatius Chanukah Pageant, and 3 seasons with the Vampire Cowboys’ Saturday Night Saloon. She has also directed for Flux Theatre Ensemble, Boomerang Theatre Company, Ground UP Productions, CAPS LOCK Theatre, kef Productions, The Brick Theater, The Bridge Theatre Company, The 24-Hour Plays, and the One-Minute Plays. She is the lyricist of the musicals Fleet Week, Air Guitar, and The First Annual St. Ignatius Chanukah Pageant, a founding member of Gideon and a member of the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.

GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidescope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content.

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