She's abroad. He's home.
Christmas just isn't the same.
But that won't stop them from doing whatever they can to make this year so special that they never want to spend another Christmas apart ever again.
Coming Late November 2018
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a christmas carol
In 2013, Andrew Neisler (director), Andrew Farmer and Ryann Weir (writer/performers) committed to the 30 year long project of telling Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol through the eyes of a fictional couple.
Return each year as they grow older, navigate the obstacles and triumphs of life, and reconnect each holiday season by reading the classic novella together. In the spirit of Elevator Repair Service's Gatz with the nostalgic, improvisational feel of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, the play celebrates the Dickens text in conjunction with the lives of this young couple.
Run-time of the performance is typically 100 minutes.
the ghosts of christmas past, present, & future...
ANDREW NEISLER (Director) is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist. Select directing credits: Edinburgh Fringe hit THE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROE, the world premiere of Cesar Alvarez's THE ELEMENTARY SPACETIME SHOW, Andrew Farmer’s THE GRAY MAN, NY Times’ Critics Pick CLOWN BAR, and Drama Desk nominated CHARLATAN. In development: FOLK WANDERING and recent Ars Nova commission BULL’S HOLLOW, both with playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and composer Mike Brun; the new musical NOISE with Cesar Alvarez; and GREAT AWAKENING with Sammy Miller and the Congregation. He has worked with Ars Nova, Naked Angels, Primary Stages, NYTW, HERE Arts, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYU, University of the Arts, Spring Street Social Society, and more. He is a Co-Founder/Director of the arts incubation company Fresh Ground Pepper (www.fgpnyc.com), a member of Pipeline Theatre Company’s ensemble, and a Teaching Artist at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/NYU. Alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Civilians' R&D Group. He was the 2014 Director-in-Residence at Ars Nova. www.andrew-neisler.com
RYANN WEIR is a Brooklyn-based actor and writer. Recent acting/writing credits include I Heard Sex Noises(Ars Nova Project Residency), DEBUTANTE. (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Golden Baby: Good Point! (Chicago Sketchfest), The First Ladies Project (NYTW E. 4th St. theater) and Camp Over There (Bonnaroo). Short plays include Dinosaur Play (HERE), The Sycophants (The Flea, Serials), and A Doll's House Part Three(Youngblood A4T). Ryann is a writer and co-creator on the digital series Basic Witch (basicwitchseries.com) and is in development to turn the play I Heard Sex Noises (co-authored with Andrew Farmer and Claire Rothrock, developed with Annie Tippe) into a half hour series for TV. Ryann Weir is a current member of the Youngblood writers' group and is also an adjunct faculty member at NYU's Playwrights Horizons Theater School. BFA NYU. More at ryannweir.com.
ANDREW DUNCAN FARMER is a writer, performer, comedian and storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. His work has been produced at The Museum of Modern Art, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons Downtown, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Walker Space, Theater Aspen, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Yale School of Drama. Recent plays include The Gray Man (Fresh Ground Pepper, HERE Arts, Pipeline Theatre Company), The Fall of Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (Williamstown Theatre Festival), I Heard Sex Noises, with Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe (Ars Nova) and BLESSINGwith composer Andrew R. Butler (Yale Institute for Music Theatre). His sketch and improv group Gentlemen Party, described as "intensely funny surrealist comedy" by TimeOut NY, has been featured on Buzzfeed, Cracked and at The Museum of Modern Art (yes, seriously.) Andrew's stories have appeared in Vogue, The Moth’s Sudden Owl series and Mara Wilson’s What Are You Afraid Of?