‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ to transfer to New York’s Meatpacking District
The acclaimed production features writing by seven playwrights.
After a world premiere in Miami in late 2020, The Seven Deadly Sins will transfer to New York this summer. Tectonic Theater Project, Madison Wells Live and Miami New Drama will present the outdoor production in New York’s Meatpacking District, with six weeks of performances beginning from June 22.
The Seven Deadly Sins is a collection of seven 10-minute plays all focusing on how individual sins affect our daily lives. Audiences will watch The Seven Deadly Sins in small, socially-distanced groups with headphones on.
Each play is written by a different playwright, including Moisés Kaufman (Greed), who also directs the production. Speaking about the event, Kaufman said: “Tectonic Theater Project is committed to exploring theatrical potential, pushing boundaries, and creating formally daring performances. Producing The Seven Deadly Sins in our beloved city as one of the first live, in-person performance events is our profound belief that theater can also heal us as a people.”
Details on The Seven Deadly Sins plays are as follows:
Tell Me Everything You Know (inspired by Gluttony) by Ngozi Anyanwu
Two women in a garden. One knows everything, the other hungry to know anything. Tell Me Everything You Know is a lesson in curiosity, information overload, and generally just minding your own damn business.
Hard (inspired by Sloth) by Thomas Bradshaw
Viagra is just about the only thing Jeff isn’t consuming these days. His and his wife’s sex life is going through a dry spell thanks to Jeff’s commitment to video games and not much else, but tonight she won’t take no for an answer.
Wild Pride (inspired by Pride) by MJ Kaufman
Not all advice is good advice… Wild Pride follows a trans YouTube influencer’s quest to give his followers the confidence he thinks they need…no matter the cost.
All I Want is Everything (inspired by Greed) by Moisés Kaufman
Two siblings, one inheritance. Things get dirty even when they’re not the ones digging the grave six feet under.
Naples (inspired by Envy) by Jeffrey LaHoste
In the Palace of Versailles, Princess Charlotte discovers a secret that might bring ruin to her husband’s young lover, Philippe. Will she protect him or throw him to the lions? A love triangle with only two sides can be very unstable. But who will prevail when their envy gets the best of them?
Longhorn (inspired by Wrath) by Ming Peiffer
What sins will you confess when pushed to the limit? A professional dominatrix whips her newest client into shape (literally and figuratively) as she discovers his questionable beliefs.
Lust by Bess Wohl
An exotic dancer takes to the pole, business as usual, but when her worst nightmare walks in, it’s not just her clothes that get stripped away.
Casting for The Seven Deadly Sins includes Tricia Alexandro, Shavanna Calder, Donna Carnow, Shamika Cotton, Brandon J. Ellis, Brad Fleischer, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kahyum Kim, Morgan McGhee, Bianca Norwood, Caitlin O’Connell, Cody Sloan, Eric Ulloa. RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Shuga Cain is the mistress of ceremonies.
The design team includes scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Dede Ayite and lighting design by Yuki Link.
The Seven Deadly Sins is in the Meatpacking District from June 22.
Photo credit: Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott (Photo courtesy of Ernesto Sempoll)