Some things just go great together. Turkey & stuffing. Pumpkin pie & whipped cream. Calvin & Hobbes.
Add to that list the theatre companies Gideon & Ground UP, who have teamed up to present Mac Rogers‘s Asymmetric at 59E59.
Listen in as Mac, along with the show’s co-stars Kate Middleton and Sean Williams, Artistic Director of Ground UP and Producer/Founding Member of Gideon, respectively, discuss working with your friends, bringing downtown to 59th Street, inspiration from The Cure, and why we need a spy thriller set in 2015, in 2014.
As with my last interviews with these cats — Mac & Sean’s episode with Rebecca Comtois, for Gideon’s show Ligature Marks, and Kate’s episode with Catya McMullen and Scott Klopfenstein for Ground UP’s Rubber Ducks and Sunsets — this is a great, in-depth interview, so it’s worth the slightly longer run-time. I do hope you’ll take a listen.
“…and it’s incredibly exciting—it’s like you get to have your smartest friend debating himself, and spinning the chess board and playing black as hard as he’s playing white. And that’s really cool…”
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written by Mac Rogers
directed by Jordana Williams
November 14–December 6, 2014
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays @ 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:30
Sundays @ 3:30
No show Thanksgiving Day
Additional performance Saturday, 11/29 @ 2:30
59E59, Theater C
59 E. 59th Street
tickets: $25 ($17.50, 59E59 members), available via 59E59’s website