TIMEOUT NY 4 STARS
THE Tremendous tremendous
PREMIERED AT THE BRICK | APRIL 2011
Flushing, New York, 1939. It’s been a tremendous summer here at the New York World’s Fair, filled with technological marvels, real life mermaids and those can’t miss show stoppers, the Tremendous Traveling Abbotts. Their arousing soft shoe, swinging musical skill and impeccable timing have left jaws here on the fairgrounds agape in awe. Bravo!
Join The Mad Ones as they pull back the curtain on a tremendous moment in American history and reveal the closing night party of those irascible Abbotts, a tremendous traveling family with an unsettling secret.
*Nominated for NYIT Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Top 10 Show of 2011 according to L Magazine
“The Mad Ones project is nostalgia—exploring it and creating it—and in an elegant marriage of form and content, The Tremendous Tremendous exists most sweetly in memory… carefully articulated in the service of a heartbreaking cumulative affect.”
-TimeOut NY, Helen Shaw, (4 Stars)
"The Mad Ones’ hilarious vaudevillian romp lived up to the promise of its title. Five tremendous actors portray five tremendous actors acting, watching each other act and brilliantly babbling backstage on the night of their last performance in the 1939 World’s Fair. One room, one act, one hour—a real-time tour-de-force."
-The L Magazine, 10 Best Things on Stage 2011
“Is it innovative and original or is it uninspired wanking? In theater and far beyond, ‘experimental’ is a dirty word; works billed as such are generally hit-or-miss. The Mad Ones’ production… is unwaveringly on target.”
-The L Magazine, Eugene Reznik
“The Tremendous Tremendous is a rich and rewarding work of theatre that transports its audience not only to the time and place where it unfolds but to other locations private and personal to each of us; it kind of magically casts a spell to bring you to a place in your own past where you felt something akin to what you’re witnessing on stage. The Mad Ones...are definitely a company to watch.”
-NYTHEATRE.COM, Martin Denton
Created by The Mad Ones, Directed by Jeff Withers, Set Design by The Mad Ones, Costume Design by Sydney Gallas, Lighting Design by Mike Inwood, Sound Design by Stowe Nelson, Music Direction by Michael Dalto, Makeup by Michael Anthony
Featuring Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, Stephanie Wright Thompson and Henry Vick
Photo Credits for Video: William Hereford
Select Photos: William Hereford