It was the wrong night and the wrong place for these Ominous Men to be playing a game of Bones when the NYC Blackout Hits the Bronx!
Written by Desi Moreno-Penson
Directed by Lorca Peress
Co-presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y
October 19 – November 3, 2019
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street, NYC
TICKET LINK: http://14streety.org/ominousmen
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM
Saturday Matinee Preview Oct. 19 at 1:00PM
Sundays at 1:00pm; Matinee Talkbacks on Oct. 20 and 27
HALLOWEEN BENEFIT NIGHT on Oct. 31 (following the show)
(firstname.lastname@example.org for info on the Benefit)
Top Row: Gus Scharr, Johnny Rivera, Russell Jordan*
Second Row: Howard Pinhasik* Renoly Santiago, Gabrielle Lee*
not pictured: Francisco Betancourt, understudy
Projection Design by Jan Hartley; Lighting Design by Kia Rogers; Scenic Design by Jennifer Varbalow; Costume Design by Lisa Renee Jordan; Sound Design by Sun Hee Kil; Jennifer Chin, Choreographer; Carlotta Summers, Fight Director; Assistant Director Antonio Miniño
AEA Production Stage Manager Jessica V. Urtecho*
Press Representative: Dan DeMello / DDPR
Production Marketing Assistant: Katharine Nedder
* appearing courtesy of AEA
“Ominous Men” is a gothic horror tale about race, poverty, drugs, misogyny AND violence in America. Three men are confronted by their ferocious pasts in the abandoned Concourse Plaza Hotel basement in the Bronx on July 13, 1977: Butch, the Nuyorican caretaker who’s been digging a pit looking for buried treasure, his nervous cousin Goyo, and Butch’s drug sponsor and ex-Black Panther Yancy. This night of drinking, camaraderie, and “Bones” (dominoes) turns violent when the Blackout hits, a stranger climbs out of the pit, and the ghosts of a Holocaust survivor and murdered woman appear.
“Ominous Men” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. “Ominous Men” is the winner of MultiStages 2017 New Works Contest.