Chain Theater Play Festival will include Bompart’s play, Effigy
NEW YORK, NY – Effigy (currently listed under its former title, Idols) will be among the selected voices that make up the Chain Theater Play Festival, a summer festival of New York-based playwrights.
In Effigy, a young boy’s ADHD diagnosis causes family tension between his Soviet-era grandparents and modern progressive parents as they navigate differing values, personal history, and political views. They wonder if his music will be enough for him to overcome his challenges.
The play is written by Armenian-American playwright Nicholas Bompart, who has been recognized for his work in both film and theater. Directed by Stefania Papadopoulos, the play will star Lily Filippatos as Sophia, Dalita Getzoyan as Anna, Patrick Robinson as Andrew, Anthony Santoro as Sergei, and Benny Wilkinson as Alex.
Program #8, which includes Effigy, will be available in person on July 10 at 7 p.m.; July 14 at 8:30 p.m.; July 21 at 6:30 p.m. and July 22 at 8:30 p.m. with a special performance broadcast live on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Masks and proof of vaccination compulsory for all audiences. Performers, production crew members and channel staff are all vaccinated.
About Chain Theatre: The Chain always seeks to reflect and respond to the world around us. Culturally. Politically. Socially. The public can get involved in the work of the channel, because the work concerns them, whatever it is. It’s a place where artists and audiences can broaden their perspective. Chain produced the world premiere of Emmy-nominated Keith Huff’s Garbageman (A Steady Rain, Mad Men, House of Cards) and also collaborated with Tony Award winner David Rabe (Sticks and Bones, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel). Past award-winning productions include: Hurlyburly by David Rabe, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman and Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian.
This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.