Opening Friday, June 14 – the black comedy “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” by Joe Orton

The Irish Classical Theatre Company is pleased to present, as its sixth and final production of its 2018-2019 Season, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE by the Joe Orton. ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE will be presented Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 30, 2019 at ICTC’s Andrews Theatre, 625 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, has been dubbed by the New York Times as “blissfully perverse.” Themes of murder, nymphomania and sadism bubble just below the surface of this scandalous black comedy penned by Joe Orton whose works have shocked, outraged and amused audiences since the early 1960’s.

Kath, a lonely landlady, invites the handsome and mysterious drifter, Mr. Sloane, to become her lodger. Both Kath and her brother are deeply attracted to Sloane, who Kath’s father claims is a sociopathic killer, as the plot rockets to a shocking and unexpected climax.

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE is directed by ICTC Associate Director Greg Natale and stars Kelli Bocock-Natale as Kath; Stan Klimecko as Ed; Gerry Maher as Kemp and introduces Anthony J. Grande as the enigmatic Mr. Sloane in his ICTC debut.

Supporting the production are Production Stage Manager Michelle Eisen; Assistant Stage Manager Emma English; Lighting Designer Brian Cavanagh; Set Designer David Dwyer; Sound Designer Tom Makar; Costume Designer and Wardrobe Mistress Vivian DelBello; Hair and Make-up Designer Susan Drozd; Dialect Coach Amanda Sharpe; Fight Choreographer Adriano Gatto and Props Mistress Heather Gervasi.

“Hang on to your hats for this mad romp of a comedy with a delightfully sinister edge from the inimitable Joe Orton,” said Vincent O’Neill, ICTC Artistic Director. “ICTC is pleased to round out a most remarkable Season with the scandalous black comedy ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, Orton’s first full-length play, which launched a spectacular, if short-lived, career as one of the premiere writers of modern stage farce. Wild and wicked, this is Joe Orton at his playful and provocative best,” O’Neill concluded.

Performances will take place at The Andrews Theatre, home of the Irish Classical Theatre Company, 625 Main Street, Buffalo, Friday June 14, continuing through Sunday, June 30, 2019. The first Saturday matinee of the run, Saturday, June 15, is Pay-As-You-Can.
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