For Immediate Release
BETHESDA, MD – Join Flying V as we bring celebrated playwright Young Jean Lee’s look at living life with death on the horizon to the stage! We’re Gonna Die is directed by Josh Sobel, whose Chicago production of the show drew critical acclaim and was picked up to run at Steppenwolf.
Flying V Company Member and fan favorite Farrell Parker (You, or Whatever I Can Get) fronts a live band in this mash-up performance that combines elements of a storytelling session, existential stand up routine, and rock concert to explore real-life experiences of facing down our inevitable demise.
There’s a different Opening Act each week to set the table – musicians to magicians, stand up comics to storytellers. The result is a life- affirming show that explores the ways we’re in this together even in our most isolating moments, and the one thing we all have in common: We’re Gonna Die.
Media Only: Please RSVP for Opening Night on May. 25, and the reception that follows, to Navi at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 20.
About Young Jean Lee and We’re Gonna Die:
Young Jean Lee is a Korean-American playwright, director, and filmmaker. She is the Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing her work. She has written and directed ten shows for Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Lee was called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by Charles Isherwood in The New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by David Cote in Time Out New York.
We’re Gonna Die was originally produced by Caleb Hammons for 13 Playwrights Inc., in association with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. We’re Gonna Die premiered in April 2011 at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY.
We’re Gonna Die was developed in part through a residency at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
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