A seismic, cultural shift occurred in our nation and we certainly changed forever. Follow us as we explore that tumultuous year.
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This epic new play focuses on the seismic, cultural shift that occurred in our nation in 1969, leaving us forever changed. Follow real characters Mary Jo Kopechne, of that infamously mysterious Chappaquiddick ride, William J. Murray (son of atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair and future advisor to George W. Bush) and Junior, (son of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins) as they traverse through that frenetically disturbing year.
Through incisive, hallucinogenic lenses, we revisit the milestones of the time: incipient sexual freedom impinging on traditional ideals: mushrooming atheism sparring with the newfound vigor of the right; relinquishing the Kennedy complex while nurturing deity-like celebrity; and savoring the rapture of television despite its capitalistic trappings…all this, set against the event meant to unify our world: the moon landing!
Playwright Damon Chua received an Ovation Award (Best World Premiere Play) for his full length work Film Chinois, a noir mystery set in 1947, now published by Samuel French. His short play Stuffed Grape Leaves was picked as one of the Best 10-Minute Plays of 2009, published by Smith & Kraus. Currently the Executive Director of Keen Company, an award-winning Off-Broadway theater company.
The play features actors Rod Keller, Meredith M. Sweeney, Pat Scott, Brett Fleisher, Rebecca Avery, Annie McCain Engman, Brendan Farrell, Chloe Peterson, David Pavao, Kenneth C. Peterson and Kyle Overstreet
Set Design by David Mauer
Video Design by Adam Fleming
Sound Design by Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski
Light Design by Joel Daavid
Costume Design by Michael Mullen
Marketing and Design by DESIGN SIMPLE- Sheryl Scott and Bill Smith
Produced by Fayna Sanchez
Gatchu Productions is a theater collective formed by Tony Gatto and Damon Chua in 2007, with the aim of bringing new and challenging works to the stage. Inspired by prevailing socio-political events and a worldwide movement toward uncovering truth in personal and professional spheres, Gatchu Productions seeks to involve artists with the highest ambitions, while maintaining serious professionalism in the theater.
This play is presented with the help of Rogue Machine Theatre.
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