A Ride On the Irish Cream

 

Erin Markey

Written by Erin Markey (BAX 2013/14 Artist In Residence)

Music by Emily Bate, Erin Markey and Kenny Mellman
Directed by Will Davis and Erin Markey
Featuring Emily Bate, Becca Blackwell, Erin Markey and Kenny Mellman

Friday-Saturday, May 9-10 @  8:00pm  |  Sunday, May 11 @ 6:00pm
Tickets:
 $15 General | $8 Low-Income [Buy Tickets]

 

A Ride on The Irish Cream is a dark surrealist musical comedy about a grown girl’s relationship to family, femininity, sexuality and pop culture–a collection of fictionalized melodic accounts of true stories from the life of Erin Markey. It uses a fully integrated live band and video to create a shape-shifting fantasy backyard, a playing space for the thrills and terrors of a relationship between a vainglorious self-made princess named Reagan (Erin Markey) and a proud horse/pontoon boat named Irish Cream (Becca Blackwell.) They are in love, but when their relationship is tested by hurricanes, psoriasis, masculinity, sex for money and moms, the only way to stay together is to remember all the parts of themselves their bodies tried to forget.

 

About the Artist

Erin Markey, BAX Artist In ResidenceERIN MARKEY creates comedic performances and original music for stage and video. Major works include Puppy Lo4ve: A Stripper’s Tail (P.S. 122), The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey (San Francisco Film Society), Looking for Limbo (Lincoln Center Director’s Lab) and currently, the recurring Erin Markey at Joe’s Pub with Kenny Mellman (Public Theater). She was a featured artist in the critically acclaimed Our Hit Parade (Joe’s Pub). She has shown other work at New Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Under The Radar, 54 Below, Ars Nova and received NYFA’s 2012 Cutting Edge Artist Fund Grant. As an actress, Markey is a company member of Obie Award winning Half Straddle, has performed with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, and starred in Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes, receiving Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance. She was a series regular on TV’s Jeffery and Cole Casserole (LOGO Network). [Learn more]