MultiStages Presents a World Premiere of Ominous Men

MultiStages Presents a World Premiere

2017 New Works Contest Winner co-presented with the Theater at the 14th Street Y
This play about ominous men is written, directed,
designed and produced by a multicultural creative team of women.

Written by Desi Moreno-Penson
Directed by Lorca Peress, MultiStages Artistic Director

“Ominous Men” is a gothic horror tale about race, poverty, drugs, misogyny AND violence in America. 

It was the wrong night and the wrong place for these OMINOUS MEN to be playing “Bones” when the 1977 NYC Blackout hits the Bronx! Three men are confronted by their ferocious pasts in the derelict Bronx Concourse Plaza Hotel basement on July 13, 1977: Butch, the Nuyorican caretaker who’s been digging a pit looking for buried treasure, his nervous cousin Goyo, and Butch’s drug sponsor and ex-Black Panther Yancy. This night of drinking, camaraderie and dominoes turns violent when the Blackout hits, a stranger climbs out of the pit, and the ghost of a Holocaust survivor and murdered woman appear. 

“Ominous Men” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. 

Russell Jordan* Gabrielle Lee* Howard Pinhasik* Johnny Rivera, Renoly Santiago, Gus Scharr
Fernando Betancourt, Understudy
Jessica V. Urtecho*, AEA Production Stage Manager


Kia Rogers, Lighting Design; Lisa Renee Jordan, Costume Design 
Jennifer Varbalow, Scenic Design; Jan Hartley, Projection Design 
Sun Hee Kil, Sound Design; Jennifer Chin, Choreographer 
Carlotta Summers, Fight Director 
Antonio Minino, Assistant Director 
Press Representative: Dan DeMello / DDPR 
Marketing Production Assistant: Katharine Nedder

Theater at the 14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street (14th and 1st Avenue)
Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 7:30PM
Sundays at 1:00PM  Matinee Talkbacks on Oct. 20 and 27 (details to come)
October 31, 2019 
(Dress Up – Party follows the show)


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