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Erin Markey: New Musical Premieres, Profiled in NYT

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Photo by Allison Michael Orenstein. Art Direction by Signe Mae Olson. 

Erin Markey (BFA 2004) is profiled in The New York Times on the occasion of the première of her new musical, A Ride on the Irish Cream, in previews at the Abrons Arts Center from January 13 — 31

Irish Cream” is, however, far from your typical Broadway show. The culmination of two and a half years of development, it’s as hard to pin down as she is. She describes it as a memory play about growing up in Michigan, but it is just as much about her current life. Ms. Markey portrays a woman named Reagan who has an intimate relationship with a pontoon boat (which her dad bought when Ms. Markey was 2), played by the performer Becca Blackwell, who has been in a relationship with Ms. Markey for five years.

The musical moves with a dreamlike logic, and, as is the case with all of her work, features jarring shifts in tone and an embrace of paradox. It’s a show about crazy, deep intimacy, but it’s not only that,” Ms. Markey said. It’s anti-romance and pro-romance at the same time.”

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Erin Markey: a Ride on the Irish Cream
January 13, 2016 — January 312016
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street), New York, NY 10002