- Time Out New York
At last, the story of The Orange Person told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
With an original book written by Rady&Bloom, (Rady also plays the title role), the production features live music covered from your Mom's old vinyl records, from your grandmother's hymnal, and from singer-songwriter Laura Dunn (“Bjorkish runaway melodies” - music critic Mark Mayer), all played live by The Ghosts of Xmas Past (Rady, Dunn, and the infamous Kirk Siee on upright bass), along with a stellar and eccentric host of performers, vocalists and instrumentalists.
words and songs by director Jeremy Bloom, banjoist Laura Dunn and Brian Rady as The Orange Person, featuring Robert Lavenstein, Jose Paz, Joe White, Ellen O’Meara, Ashley Biel, Catherine Brookman, Mikey Barringer, Dana Kaplan-Angle, Madalyn Mckay, Kirk Siee and Brian Rady with designs by Chris Morris (set), Olga Mill (costumes), and Christopher Weston (lighting), stage managed by Erika Bracy