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EMPYREproductions, LLC in association with Jeff Landsman presents Trouble in Shameland as a part of The New York International Fringe Festival. Join the vividly imagined inhabitants of Michael Carson's graphic novel, Shameland, in a multi-media musical production that promises to captivate and excite New York audiences. One man's tragic story, a mother's triumphant return to living, and a young boy's never-ending search for his lost platypus unfold through stunning stage effects, including puppetry, black light theatre, video, and a lush, haunting musical score. Unabashedly touching on topics of mass media, religious stigma and social reform, the wickedly whimsical characters of Shameland tell a cautionary tale of learning how to live before we die. Shameland is a world that exists within the incomplete pages of bestselling graphic novelist Michael Carson's next, long-anticipated installment. A land devoid of color and light, Shameland mimics the internal emotional landscape of Michael himself, who struggles with intimacy and love, a problem that stems from a childhood tragedy. Trouble in Shameland is written, composed and directed by Bryan Putnam. Musical Direction is by Kenneth Gartman. Evita's Florence Lacey portrays Virginia Carson. Schedule Friday, August 11 @ 10:00 pm Sunday, August 13 @ 9:30 pm Thursday, August 17 @ 3:00 pm Thursday, August 24 @ 8 pm Sunday, August 27 @ 2:15 pm

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