A Glance At New York at the Axis Theatre

After a workshop production in 2003 and a 2007 hit in Edinburgh, Axis Company will present an Off-Broadway revival of Benjamin A. Baker's 1848 melodrama A Glance At New York, opening at the Axis Theatre on 19 Oct 2007, following previews from 12 Oct and running through to 17 Nov 2007.

The original production of this vaudeville play following the adventures of Mose The Fireman became the biggest theatrical sensation of 1848 and played to packed houses for years. Known as the toughest man in the nation's toughest city, Baker's Mose was a brave trailblazer for a new kind of American theatre populated by recognizable characters that spoke to the common man.

A Glance At New York: Set during a particularly dangerous and raw period in New York City history. The play is an unmitigated conglomeration of vulgarity and illiteracy following a burly firefighter named Big Mose. Known as the toughest man in the nation's toughest city, Mose spends much of his time beating whomever is in his path before rushing off to rescue a screaming innocent from a burning tenement.

Directed by Randy Sharp, A Glance At New York features Regina Betancourt, Ian Tooley, Brian Barnhart, David Crabb, George Demas, Laurie Kilmartin, Marlene Berner, Edgar Oliver, Britt Genelin, Jim Sterling and Marc Palmieri.

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