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Leaving IKEA: a play in two cantos

by Monica Flory & Dano Madden
directed by David A. Miller

June 7 to 24, 2012

at the Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Ave, Brooklyn (Park Slope/Gowanus) Map
Subway: R to Union St

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 7:00pm

Note special dates:

  • No performance on Saturday, June 16.
  • Theatre workshop for ages 5 to 10 year olds during the performance on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 !   Limited to 15.  Led by Director of Education Aliza Greenberg.  Reservations and more information by emailing the Conspirators and on the Education page.  
  • At all LGBThursdays performances a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center.

Click on the photo for more images from the production.

Tickets are $18/$15 Students and can be purchased at the door or in advance on the Brooklyn Lyceum website.

A coming out gone wrong, an angry gnome, and two hundred pounds of Swedish meatballs: welcome to IKEA, friends.  Two couples venture through their local Swedish superstore and  become trapped in a blue and yellow purgatory, unable to escape until they solve the problems in their ailing relationships.  Will they find the arrows that lead them out of this relationship inferno that is IKEA?

Read more about the play in a review in L Magazine and read  an interview with playwrights Monica Flory and Dano Madden on the Indie Theatre Blog.

Featuring Jason Carden, John Gardner, Mark Hattan*, Paul Kite*, Katie Koster, Molly Lloyd, Caroline Ryburn*, Miranda Shields, Lauren Singerman*, Ryan Stinnett, Shane Taylor*, Melanie Rose Wilson*, Marshall York  (See the Cast of Leaving IKEA)

Lighting Design by Kate Ashton
Sound Design by Alex Hawthorn
Costume Design by Erin Murphy
Scenic Design by Jennifer Varbalow
Original Music by Richard Aufrichtig of The Lost Shores
Puppet Design by Leontine Greenberg

Stage Manager: Barbara Dente*
Assistant Director: Christopher Diercksen
Assistant Lighting Designer: Alison Hall
Assistant Stage Manager:  Keaton Grant
Build Crew/Run Crew: Ramon Hernandez, Ilya Nikitinskiy
Production Assistant:  Jhoanna Ramos

Apprentices: Rebecca LeVine, Skye Navarro

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association (Actors Equity Showcase)

Thanks to everyone who joined the Leaving IndieGoGo Campaign: Just follow the arrows to help make Leaving IKEA a reality!  (Feel like you missed out on what nearly 100 others got to be a part of?  It’s not too late to become an Outlaw, Accessory, Secret Agent or more by giving your support today.)

New York IT AwardsThe IT Awards were organized to bring recognition to the great work being done in Off-Off-Broadway and help create a community base for the estimated 40,000 artists working in the Off-Off-Broadway venue.  You can vote for Leaving IKEA to win an IT Award!  Click on the link on the right.

Follow the Arrows … to The Sackett: Join us after the show at The Sackett (just one block away at 4th Ave & Sackett St).  Bring your program and receive Happy Hour Prices ($1 off beer/well) all evening.

Origins of Leaving IKEA: The winner of 30 ideas, 3 of them good has evolved from a one sentence idea to a full evening of theatre to be staged at the fantastic Brooklyn Lyceum in 2012.

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