The Midnight Company has been granted the rights to present Will Eno’s acclaimed one-man show TITLE AND DEED. Midnight will present TITLE AND DEED at Avatar Studios, 2675 Scott Ave, 63103 in Downtown St. Louis, near Jefferson & Market (Midnight presented their January show, LITTLE THING, BIG THING at Avatar.) Performances will be June 8 – 24, with shows Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm (with TITLE AND DEED closing on Saturday, June 24.) Tickets are $15 and will be on sale through BrownPaperTickets.com.
TITLE AND DEED offers a solitary man, an immigrant to our shores – the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. The Chicago Tribune described the character as a “most welcome visitor, a provocateur with deep thoughts, an outsider who helps us see ourselves. “ The New York Times said TITLE AND DEED was a “haunting and fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile,” with “mesmerizing long rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk” (Chicago Tribune).
Will Eno is also the author of THE REALISTIC JONESES (Drama Desk Award and several 2014 Best Play lists), THE OPEN HOUSE (Obie, Lortel, Drama Desk Awards, several 2014 top ten play lists), and THOMPAIN (based on nothing), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He recently wrote and directed the acclaimed WAKEY, WAKEY at The Signature Theatre in New York.
Christopher Isherwood in the NY Times said, “If you found THOMPAIN as moving and mesmerizing as I did, you are likely to feel much the same about TITLE AND DEED, which is a bit more whimsical and digressive if no less gorgeously and inventively wrought, line by line.”
The Midnight Company has produced THOMPAIN twice, in 2006 and again in 2016, with Midnight Artistic Director Joe Hanrahan in the title role (Hanrahan was nominated for a 2016 St. Louis Theatre Critics Circle Award as Best Actor/Comedy for that show.) Hanrahan will also perform the central role in TITLE AND DEED.
Hanrahan recently appeared in Midnight’s LITTLE THING BIG THING, and directed CUDDLES for Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble and Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for Clayton Theatre. He has written and will appear in Midnight’s St. Louis Fringe Festival show, THE EVEREST GAME, in August, and will direct THE FLICK by Annie Baker for R-S Theatrics in December.
Sarah Whitney, Midnight’s Associate Director, will direct TITLE AND DEED. And Bess Moynihan will serve as Design Consultant
Here’s a review of TITLE AND DEED details:
PERFORMANCES Thursdays, June 8, 15 and 22 8 pm
Fridays, June 9, 16 and 23 8 pm
Saturdays, June 10, 17 and 24 8 pm
Sundays, June 11 and 18 8 pm
SPACE: Avatar Studios 2675 Scott Ave 63103
Downtown St. Louis, near Market & Jefferson
TICKETS: $15 BrownPaperTickets.Com or at the door
For more information, visit MidnightCompany.Com