FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
in association with Peter Martin
“MERCURY: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God”
Critically acclaimed monodrama about rock icon Freddie Mercury
Returns to The Triad Theatre
“Shakespearean theatricality…Passionate intensity…Compelling…Keeps you riveted throughout.” Backstage
“A Powerhouse of in-your-face sexual and emotional energy.” nytheatre.com
“Don’t miss this…Freddie Mercury is back.” Time Out New York
Following two successful off-Broadway runs, NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions is proud to announce the return of Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God for an extended run at The Triad Theatre at 158 West 72nd Street in NYC.
Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God is a passionate one-man drama about rock icon Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the legendary rock group Queen. His tragic death of AIDS in 1991 had a tremendous worldwide impact since he was the first rock star to publicly acknowledge his illness. In the play, which was hailed by Billboard as “heartfelt, moving and entertaining,” the late Freddie Mercury seeks redemption before a God unimpressed by his celebrity. In his ultimate struggle to make sense of his grim fate, he realizes that his fame, fortune and talents are no longer enough to sustain him; that beyond the darkness of his fears, shines a light far brighter than the superstar he was on Earth.
Mercury is directed by author Charles Messina (“Cirque Jacqueline”, “Spy the Movie”) and stars *Amir Darvish (“Two Men In Shoulder Stand”, “Aida”). In its two previous runs, the play has managed to draw cult-like global attention from loyal fans of Queen. Devotees have come from as far as Belgium to witness what Billboard calls “a passionate performance”. Whether or not your life was touched by Queen’s music or the premature death of its legendary leader, in the words of Manhattan Spirit, one thing is certain about Mercury: “It will rock you.”
NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions came into being when Robert De Niro said exactly that to writer/director Messina when he tried to pitch a screenplay to the movie star outside his TriBeCa home. Joined by executive producer Adrienne DelPercio is associate producer Gina Ferranti.
SCHEDULE: Opens on Sun, January 11th 2004 @ 7:00 pm
Continues every Sunday @ 7:00 pm
FOR TICKETS: 212-352-3101 or visit www.theatermania.com
THE TRIAD THEATRE LOCATED AT 158 W. 72ND STREET
* Amir Darvish appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
Mercury: The Afterlife & Times of a Rock God, about the life of Freddie Mercury is returning to the NY stage this Fall.
For more info, contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or @ 212-252-6910.