The Frogs

by Jason Tyne

directed by Rachel Klein

The Frogs! A Commedia Romp 

In yet another ambitious undertaking RSP has enlisted one of its resident playwrights, Jason Tyne to put a new spin on a beloved classic. Rachel Klein, Rising Sun's newest resident director will lead a stellar multi talented cast of RSP ensemble members & guest artists through this circusy comedia romp outdoors. Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater decides to go on a journey to Hades to abduct the greatest playwright--Arthur Miller in this case--and bring him back to the world of the living. To Dionysus's surprise, Arthur Miller is at war with Anton Chekhov, battling over the Thrown of Theater in Hades. Dionysus is dragged into judging the contest and ends up bringing one of the two playwrights back from the dead. This production of the Frogs uses Circus arts to carry its story along. With acrobatics, juggling, Clowning, Commedia dell Arte inspired characters, and Broadway parody dance sequences; the Frogs is fully energized and always moving! The cast is a multi talented group of clowns, mimes, dancers, singers and tumblers as well as actors. Featured in the cast is former Cirque Du Soleil performer, Aaron Oetting, and Jeff Seal, a clown and mime who will be appearing in New York's first annual Clown Festival. Director Klein has had extensive training in clowning, circus arts & Commedia Dell Arte at such establishments as the Actor Gymnasium and with Kapoot Clown theater in Chicago.

Performances: 

 9/9/2006 at 1:00pm
 9/9/2006 at 3:30pm
 9/16/2006 at 1:00pm
 9/16/2006 at 3:30pm
 9/23/2006 at 1:00pm
 9/23/2006 at 3:30pm
 9/30/2006 at 1:00pm
 9/30/2006 at 3:30pm

Theatre/Venue Summit Rock 

Central Park @ W 83rd Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-946-1242 
Website for reservations www.risingsunnyc.com  
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Producing Organization: The Rising Sun Performance Company  
Website www.risingsunnyc.com  
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