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David Greenspan Will Star in Joey Merlo's On Set With Theda Bara

The Gothic coming-of-age story will be presented as part of the Exponential Festival at the Brick.

David Greenspan stars in Joey Merlo's On Set with Thedas Bara, directed by Jack Serio, at the Brick.
(© Emilio Madrid)

Six-time Obie winner David Greenspan will star in the world premiere of Joey Merlo's On Set With Theda Bara, which will play the Brick Theater February 1-8 as part of the Exponential Festival.

According to an official description, "In this hallucination of a one-person show, a genderqueer teen who goes missing and their gay detective father come face-to-face with the supernatural and consciousness-devouring Theda Bara, the real-life vamp and silent film star of the 1920s. On Set with Theda Bara is part gothic coming-of-age story and part campy melodrama about identity consumption and the horror of not knowing who you are."

Greenspan, who has previously performed solo versions of The Patsy and Strange Interlude, will portray all four characters in the play.

The creative team for On Set With Theda Bara includes Frank J. Oliva (scenic design), Avery Reed (costume design), Stacey Derosier (lighting design), and Brandon Bulls (sound design). Jack Serio, who helmed last year's This Beautiful Future, directs.

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