Manbites Dog Theater Will Host the World Premiere of Killian Manning’s “1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation”

Killian E. Manning's latest performance piece, "1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation," will have its world premiere on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC
Killian E. Manning's latest performance piece, "1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation," will have its world premiere on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC
Killian E. Manning's latest performance piece, "1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation," will have its world premiere on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC
Killian E. Manning’s latest performance piece, “1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation,” will have its world premiere on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC

No Forwarding Address will present the world premiere of 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation, the latest dance theater piece written and directed by Dr. Killian E. Manning, on June 20-24 at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, NC. This play is being presented as part of Manbites Dog’s “Other Voices Series.”

When the curtain rises on 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation, Manbites Dog Theater writes:

“It’s 1956, a very significant year for a lot of people, including Elvis Presley, Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Nikita Khrushchev, Glenn Gould, Dwight Eisenhower, and many others. Inspired by the Olympics, the Suez Crisis, TV Game shows, the birth of the Beats, and the year of her birth, [Killian] Manning’s latest performance piece, 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation, explores the imaginary time/space that might have been. Worlds collide when JFK competes in the Olympics, Khrushchev hosts a game show, Cathy Manning meets Ike, and Marilyn, Grace and Margot Fonteyn have a slumber party. Although no appearance by Kevin Bacon is scheduled, we can promise an evening full of humor, insight, pathos, and joyful possibility.”


J. Evarts as Marilyn Monroe

Derrick Ivey as Allen Ginsberg

Marcia Edmundson as Diane Arbus

Nicola Bullock as Andy Warhol

The cast for 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation includes J. Evarts as Marilyn Monroe, Derrick Ivey as Allen Ginsberg, Marcia Edmundson as Diane Arbus, and Nicola Bullock as Andy Warhol, plus Joe Baldock, Sarah Adams Bean, Leigh Hall, Jonathan Leinbach, Elisabeth Johnson, Nik Stasuli, Ronnie West, and Matthew Young.

SECOND OPINION: June 14th Durham, NC Herald-Sun preview by Cliff Bellamy: http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18985946/article-The-unquiet-decade-/ (Note: you may have to register to read this article online).

No Forwarding Address presents 1*9*5*6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION, created by Killian Manning, at 8:15 p.m. June 20-23 and 3:15 p.m. June 24 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $12 Wednesday and Thursday and $17 Friday-Sunday, with discounts for students, seniors, and active-duty military personnel.

BOX OFFICE: 919-682-3343 or http://manbitesdogtheater.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=150.

SHOW: http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org/391/.

VENUE: http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org/.

DIRECTIONS/MAP: http://www.manbitesdogtheater.org/find/.

NOTE: On Friday, June 22nd, there will be a post-performance reception featuring Fabulous Fifties Finger Food prepared by Peau Parker.

OTHER LINKS:

Killian E. Manning: http://www.balletschoolofchapelhill.com/Killian Manning.htm (Ballet School of Chapel Hill) and http://www.uncg.edu/cst/faculty/bios/manningvit.html (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).