HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA

by Jordan Seavey

 
Tuesday, 7 August – Saturday, 1 September 2018

The European premiere

“um yes we’ve been a community since
since stonewall certainly
harvey milk probably
ancient greece maybe”

Equality is here – now what? In a supposedly ‘post-gay’ America on the brink of passing marriage equality, a first date at a New York bar starts two men on a fearless, funny and fragmented journey leading up to a historic moment of change. 

Jordan Seavey’s raw and provocative portrait of a love story explodes attitudes, emotions and prejudices that sit at the heart of relationships across the world. This dazzling kaleidoscope of a play asks us all the question – are personal and political choices really all that different?

Award-winning director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre following the sell-out cult hit Adding Machine: A Musical to direct the European premiere of Homos, or Everyone in America, a Critics’ Pick in the New York Times for its Off-Broadway premiere, named one of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016 and The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theater of 2016.

Age guidance: 15+

ABOUT PLAYWRIGHT JORDAN SEAVEY

Playwright Jordan Seavey is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays include Homos, or Everyone in America (New York Times Critic’s Pick, named one of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Theatre Events of 2016, The Advocate’s Top 10 New York Theatre of 2016 and OBIE Award for performance for Michael Urie), 6969, November 4th 2008, Wight, The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children at Play and This is a Newspaper. Since 2003, he has co-created more than fifteen new plays with theatre company CollaborationTown, which include Candy (a commission from LCT3 and Lincoln Center), the all-ages puppet musical Riddle of the Trilobites (as residents of New Victory Theater’s LabWorks), Family Play (1979 to Present) (named one of The Advocate’s 10 Best LGBT Plays of 2014) and The Momentum (2012 GLAAD National Media Award nomination). He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alum of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab in New York City, where he resides.

ABOUT DIRECTOR JOSH SEYMOUR

Director Josh Seymour returns to the Finborough Theatre where he directed the critically acclaimed sell-out Adding Machine: A Musical, which was nominated for five OffWestEnd Awards including Best Director. Direction includes Parade and Urinetown (Mountview Academy at Pleasance Theatre), One Arm for which he won the 2016 OffWestEnd Award for Best Director (Southwark Playhouse), The Laramie Project (Curve, Leicester), Loserville (Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford), 
Les Misérables (Arts at Stowe) and Four Dogs and a Bone (London Festival Fringe). Associate Direction includes Red (Wyndham’s Theatre), Follies (National Theatre), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre) and My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). He was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse where he assisted on City of Angels and Privacy (both directed by Josie Rourke), Fathers and Sons (directed by Lyndsey Turner), My Night With Reg 
(directed by Robert Hastie) and Versailles (directed by Peter Gill). Other Assistant Direction includes Candide (Menier 
Chocolate Factory), Our House (National Tour), Sex With a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios) and Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre). He was a finalist for the 2012 JMK Award.

ABOUT THE CAST

Tyrone Huntley | The Academic

Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Angry (Southwark Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar for which he received an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Emerging Talent, a Mousetrap Award for Best Actor, and Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award nominations (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre), Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), Hairspray (The Curve, Leicester), Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Aladdin (The Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn), Angel City (Edinburgh Festival) and Sister Act (National Tour).
Huntley was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London’s hottest new talents to watch in 2016 and named on the Evening Standard’’s The Progress 1000 list of most influential Londoners in 2017.

Harry McEntire | The Writer

Theatre includes Billy Liar for which he received a Manchester Theatre Award for Best Actor, Winterlong, Punk Rock (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Debris (Southwark Playhouse), Candide, A Mad World My Masters, Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company), Blink (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and Soho Theatre), Scarberia (Theatre Royal York), Macbeth (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Spring Awakening (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) and Treasure Island (Rose Theatre, Kingston).
Film includes Tower Block, Child, Unconditional and John Carter of Mars.
Television includes The Last Kingdom, Victoria, Endeavour, Father Brown, Episodes, Prisoner’s Wives, Some Girls, Eric and Ernie and Clay.
Radio includes The Carter Mysteries, To the Lighthouse, The Pickerskill Reports, The Leopard, A Prayer for Owen Meany and Adrian Mole.

Dan Krikler | Dan

Trained at Laine Theatre Arts and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes Unicorns, Almost (Hay Festival), Pink Mist (Bristol Old Vic and National Tour), Loserville (Garrick Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre) and Jersey Boys (National Tour).
Television includes A Serious Case of the Fuckits.

Cash Holland | Laila

Trained at Arts Educational.
Theatre whilst training includes This Is, Glory, Our Town, Romeo and Juliet, All My Sons, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, After the End, Attempts on Her Life and The Accordion Shop.

THE PRESS ON HOMOS OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA

“A daringly frank, funny and affecting new play. Seavey’s portrait of young gay New Yorkers negotiating the sometimes thorny nature of love and intimacy has an arresting, even bruising honesty.” New York Times

“This fascinating and fearless new play brims with universally recognisable emotions.” TheatreMania

“A blisteringly fine and hilarious play with devastatingly pointed intelligence.” New York Magazine

THE PRESS ON JOSH SEYMOUR’S PRODUCTION OF ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL AT THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE

★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com

★★★★ The Guardian, Evening Standard, Time Out, WhatsOnStage, The Stage, Musical Theatre Review, Londontheatre1.com, Broadway World, Jewish Renaissance.

Won the OffWestEnd Award for Best Set Designer for Frankie Bradshaw.
 Nominated for four OffWestEnd Awards - Best Director, Best New Musical, Best Musical Production and Best Musical Director.

“Every element of Josh Seymour’s stylish production adds up to a polished and sophisticated whole.” ★★★★ Time Out

“A first-rate British premiere.” New York Times

“One of the best productions you are likely to see all year.” ★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com

“Zestful comic savagery…perfectly captures the watery strangeness of the afterlife.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“Josh Seymour's dark, intense production is staged with chilling, thrilling precision.” ★★★★ The Stage

“Compelling… A clever production of a clever musical.” ★★★★ LondonTheatre1.com

“A wonderfully brave piece.” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

TICKETS AND TIMES

Tuesday, 7 August – Saturday, 1 September 2018

Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.00pm

Performance Length: Approximately ninety-five minutes with no interval.

Prices until 19 August 2018

Tickets £18, £16 concessions

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.
Previews (7 and 8 August) £14 all seats.

£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.

£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 11 August 2018 when booked online only.

Prices from 21 August 2018

Tickets £20, £18 concessions

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats. 

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Tuesday, 7 August – Saturday, 1 September 2018

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Directed by Josh Seymour

Set and Costume Design by Lee Newby

Lighting Design by Jess Bernberg

Music and Sound Design by Lex Kosanke

Movement Direction by Chi-San Howard

Casting by Seth Mason

Production Management by Alex Firth

Presented by Rowan Rutter and Alex Turner

Written at The Orchard Project (Hunter, NY) and developed with generous support from New York Theatre Workshop and LAByrinth Theater Company.

European premiere presented by arrangement with Finborough Theatre.

TYRONE HUNTLEY

HARRY MCENTIRE

DAN KRIKLER

CASH HOLLAND