Ribbon Cutting - Pier Pressure Productions
Pier Pressure Productions is presenting Henceforward, a black comic sci-fi play set in the not-so-far-off future by Alan Ayckbourn, for its Grand Opening on Friday, September 13. The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 5:15 p.m., serving champagne until the doors open at 6:45. The construction of this theater has been a year in the works, under the planning and implementation by Daric Moore and Susi Brown.
Jerome Watkins, an out of work composer, lives in a messy, steel shuttered basement in North London where punks and thugs battle to rule the city. He has lost his muse. His only companion is a robot nanny who's on the blink. Desperately wanting custody of his teenage daughter, he plans to hire an escort/actress to impress his estranged wife and a wired-for-sound child welfare officer. Things take an unexpected turn: a synthesizer, computer circuitry and a screwdriver-what could possibly go wrong?
Susi Brown is the director; Mick Alderman is the technical director.
The cast of Henceforward is comprised of William Ham, Daric Moore, Cherise Clarke, Ann Branson, Gigi Chadwick and Dawson Yukon Shadd. Many actors appear on video only: Dan Eager, Katrina Godderz, Bill Honl, Kelli Hughes, Guillaume Jambon, Clarissa Johnson, Dan Reiley, the Schimelpfenig Boys, Sheila Shaffer and Slab Slabinski. The technological crew is Jerry Alderman, Jayne Osborn, Marcus Liotta, Celeste Olivares, Maddi Nicole, Dylan Hauser-Schalk and Gabe White.
Henceforward will be performed at 1015 Commercial Street in Astoria. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from September 13 to September 28, curtain 7:15 p.m. Tickets, available at the Liberty Theatre’s web site libertyastoria.org or at the door, are $15, general seating, ADA accessible.