"I had a blast at Barbicide, really enjoying the craft of Pomposello's script and the expertise of Amato's cast. Whether or not this is your first encounter with Sweeney Todd AKA Toddesco, there will be plenty to ignite the giddy impulse we all share to get spooked."
"I have been a huge Arthur Aulisi fan for more than a decade now, but I've never seen him have the opportunity to show as much range and depth as he gets here in
. It's a magisterial performance by one of indie theater' great unsung heroes, and I hope a lot of people will get a chance to see it."
"Pomposello's language in this play is gorgeous—vivid and imagistic, but entirely true to the earthy Italian Americans who populate the tale."
Quoted: Martin Denton
Photo Flash: First Look at The Players Theatre's BARBICIDE, Opening Tonight!
Preview performances of Sean Pomposello’s Barbicide began Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Theatre Project brings you just-released production shots below!
One of New York's "Adventurous New Companies" takes on a haunting reflection of the Sweeney Todd Legend in the The Theatre Project production of Sean Pomposello's new play, BARBICIDE. Directed by Christian Amato, the production will feature the developmental cast led by NYtheatre.com Person of the Year, Arthur Aulisi and Paulette Oliva.
The two will share the stage as Toddesco and Ms. Lionetti, among others, inspired by one of theatre's legendary murderous duos. They will be joined by Douglas Sharf and Angie Atkinson as a sailor and concubine who's paths cross, love forms, and disaster follows.
Photo Credit: Kelly Marsh/The Theatre Project