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Friday, September 28, 2012

Upcoming: CONEY

Blue Coyote Theater Group is thrilled to announce the cast for the World Premiere of CONEY, written by David Johnston and directed by Gary Shrader. CONEY begins performances on Saturday, October 27 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 17. Opening Night is Tuesday, October 30. The performance schedule is Wednesday – Saturday at 8 PM, with added performances on Sunday, October 28 and Sunday, November 4 at 7 PM; Monday, October 29, Tuesday, October 30 & Tuesday, November 13 at 8 PM. There is no performance on Wednesday, October 31. Performances are at The New Ohio (the Archive Building at 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in the West Village). Tickets are $25 and are available by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or online at For more information, visit

The cast of CONEY features Frank Anderson (The Return of Peter Grimm at Metropolitan Playhouse), Eboni Booth (Girls in Trouble at The Flea), Alex Carmine, John DiBenedetto, Andrea Gallo, Tracey Gilbert (Busted Jesus Comix, Mothra Is Waiting at Blue Coyote), Jillaine Gill (Dreams of the Clockmaker at The Wild Project), George C. Hosmer (The Cherry Orchard at Classical Theatre of Harlem), Boo Killebrew (Motel Cherry for New Georges and Clubbed Thumb), PJ Sosko (ReEntry at Urban Stages), Stephen Speights (Glee Club at Blue Coyote), and Amy Staats (Clubbed Thumbs’ One Thing I Like To Say Is…).

With cold weather and the threat of gentrification looming, a group of Coney Island die-hards take to the boardwalk for one last summer fling. A panoramic tribute to, as one character puts it, a world that is “all going away," CONEY presents a diverse cast of twelve characters spanning in age from 13 to 73, including carnival barkers and freakshow stars eking out a living; working class friends looking back at a lifetime of courtships on the boardwalk; and a young couple with an obsession for the film The Warriors on a touching first date.  Between the Sideshows at the Sea Shore, the Wonder Wheel, Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Shoot the Freak, dreams are conjured and hopes are dashed in acclaimed playwright David Johnston's love letter to America’s original national playground.
PJ Sosko

I have reviewed PJ Sosko and Stephen Speights before and they are excellent performers.

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