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Necropolis 1&2: World Gone Wrong / Worth Gun Willed

Author: Ian W. Hill

Necropolis 1&2: World Gone Wrong / Worth Gun Willed

Description: A film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from over 150 noirs, as well as original material and quotes from a recent U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into an original, spellbinding, semi-abstract, hallucinatory tale of corruption, betrayal, and revenge.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 11/26/2012
Content Advisory: sexuality and violence at about the level of a 1940s movie, no heavier
2 Acts, 105 Minutes
10 Females, 11 Males

NOTE: NECROPOLIS 1&2: World Gone Wrong/Worth Gun Willed is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to geminicollisionworks@yahoo.com.

Keywords: Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Expressionism · Fantasy · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Movies/Film/TV · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Politics · Pop Culture · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Satire/Parody · Surrealism/Absurdism

This play is in the following collections: Gemini CollisionWorks

Original Production Information

The first version of World Gone Wrong was originally presented by Gemini CollisionWorks for 6 performances, June 4 to July 2, 2005 at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC, with the following cast:
William B. Mist, the fall guy:  Ian W. Hill
Charlie Rogers, a salesman:   Fred Backus
Dolores Everly, the good girl:  Gyda Arber
Rachel Keyes, gal friday:  Gita Borovsky
Aurora Wright, a rich spoiled nympho:   Dina Rose
Christina Wright, the femme fatale:  Stacia French
Dominick Hancock, a beatnik:   Eric C. Bailey
Ida Wolfe, blowzy waitress:   Josephine Cashman
Steve Bordham, the long arm of the law:   Matt Gray
Arthur Perdue, a doomed man who knows too much:  Walter Brandes
Kitty Savage, a harpy:  Yvonne Roen
Theresa Malone, the newspaper reporter:  Amy Caitlin Carr
Lucille LaCansino, a faded spitfire:  Debbie Troché
Ingrid Flough, in charge of information:   Christiaan Koop
Wilbur Rowe, gunsel:   Dan Maccarone
Johnny Edwards, flunky:   Bryan Enk
Tiny Stark, goon:   Roger Nasser
Louis Frontiere, torpedo:  Josh Mertz
Bridget McCoy, an angel in the wreckage:  Maggie Cino
Thomas Arnold, the businessman:  Ken Simon
Ned Daley, the detective:  Adam Swiderski

It was extended in August 2005 with the following cast changes:  Michael O'Brien as Dominick, and Jerry Marsini as Louis (for the last two performances)

It was revived in a revised, expanded version in August 2007 with the following cast changes:  Art Wallace (Charlie), Rebecca Collins (Rachel), Jessica Savage (Aurora), Danny Bowes (Dominick), Olivia Baseman (Ida), Aaron Baker (Steve), Mateo Moreno (Arthur), Iracel Rivero (Theresa), Alyssa Simon (Lucille), Eytan Bayme (Wilbur), Jai Catalano (Louis), and Samantha Tunis (Bridget)

The final version of NECROPOLIS 1&2: World Gone Wrong/Worth Gun Willed was presented by Gemini CollisionWorks and The Brick Theater, Inc. from December 1-18, 2012, at The Brick, with the following cast:
William B. Mist, the fall guy:  Ian W. Hill
Charlie Rogers, a salesman:   Art Wallace
Dolores Everly, the good girl:  Gyda Arber
Rachel Keyes, gal friday:  Gita Borovsky
Aurora Wright, a rich spoiled nympho:   Samantha Dena
Christina Wright, the femme fatale:  Stacia French
Dominick Hancock, a beatnik:   Nicholas Miles Newton
Ida Wolfe, blowzy waitress:   Josephine Cashman
Steve Bordham, the long arm of the law:   Matt Gray
Arthur Perdue, a doomed man who knows too much:  Gavin Starr Kendall
Kitty Savage, a harpy:  Amy Overman
Theresa Malone, the newspaper reporter:  Amy Sherman
Lucille LaCansino, a faded spitfire:  Debbie Troché
Ingrid Flough, in charge of information:   Olivia Baseman
Wilbur Rowe, gunsel:   Adam Files
Johnny Edwards, flunky:   V. Orion Delwaterman
Tiny Stark, goon:   Roger Nasser
Louis Frontiere, torpedo:  TJ Clark
Bridget McCoy, an angel in the wreckage:  Melissa DeLancey
Thomas Arnold, the businessman:  Ken Simon
Ned Daley, the detective:  Adam Swiderski

all versions were designed and directed by Ian W. Hill
assisted by Berit Johnson

hair, makeup, and costume supervision (2005-2007) by Yvonne Roen