Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting
24 strangers. 24 hours. 1 chance to connect.
The anthology play by award-winning author David James Parr is a theatrical experience featuring an evocative live music performance by singer-songwriter Hadiza Dockeray and her band. Each night the audience is invited on a unique date with surprising characters. And each night they will have 1 chance to connect with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of different strangers, played by nine versatile powerhouse actors in an interconnected portrait of love, lust, loneliness and connection in our modern world.
Come see your reflection in them… even when they can’t see themselves.
What are you waiting for?
The show launches in April & May 2022 with 4 special Boundless Tuesdays at The Duplex off-Broadway Theatre Cabaret space in Greenwich Village, NYC’s bohemian cradle of culture, art and entertainment.
CAST & CREATIVES
Author David James Parr on Eleanor:
“The play is structured as a mosaic of interconnected vignettes, exploring a different shade of human emotions every night. A boundless experience where the audience can enjoy each night on its own or come back to explore more facets of the Eleanor Rigby universe.
The show was initially inspired by the lyrics of the popular song by The Beatles. Edward Albee famously got his cryptic title for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from a bathroom mirror restaurant in the West Village where these words were scrawled. A central character in my play similarly sees the phrase Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting written in lipstick on a bathroom mirror and begins to ruminate about its origin. Is it about loneliness? Is it about hope? And how long, exactly, can you keep a person waiting before they break?
These characters are all searching for some sort of connection, both literally and figuratively. We follow these complex men and women on their collision courses across the NYC with sometimes romantic, sometimes disastrous, but always revelatory results. Some will find connection. And some will find themselves.”
ABOUT DAVID: www.davidjamesparr.com
The Evocative Musical Performance by Hadiza Dockeray
The alluring music of singer-songwriter Hadiza Dockeray and her band, accompanies the play and the audience pushing us in a suspended state of mind, eliminating the confinements of space and time, promising that “all comes back,” as one of Dockeray’s song recites.
"A soulful vocalist who warmly embraces her audience with intimacy. Hadiza fuses the blues, jazz and classic r&b with evocative lyrics, telling deeply personal stories with a sophisticated sound."
LISTEN TO HADIZA DOCKERAY HERE:
THE CAST OF "ELEANOR"
Helen is an actor and teacher, originally from Canada now based in Jersey city.
New York theater includes: Project Y Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Regional theater includes: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Crossroads Theatre, Dorset Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Second City Toronto and The Stratford Festival. She holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers, where she is currently on faculty. Helen is also a certified Alexander technique teacher and mother to an amazing five year old.
Wyatt Fenner recently finished principal photography on the feature film "Chrissy Judy" from Todd Flaherty and has previously appeared in the films of David Kittredge, Rob Williams, and Duncan Forster. Wyatt plays Luca on the Emmy and 2021 GLAAD Media Award Winning Amazon Digital Series “After Forever”- the third and final season of which will be available to stream later this year, and has guested on “Bones”, “Veronica Mars”, and the final season of “Gotham”. Onstage Wyatt has worked with Terrence McNally, Moisés Kaufman, Michael Kahn, Samuel D. Hunter, Steve Yockey, Darko Tresnjak, Bert V. Royal, and Nicholas Martin, among many others, and is thrilled to be working once again with the incredible David Parr.
Jamie Johnson (he/him) is a Maryland raised, Brooklyn-based performance artist, technician, and coordinator. He's been an international corporate live events and theatrical professional for a decade. In short; Jamie's practice centers on the subtle joys of curiosity coupled with the power found in sincerity and vulnerability.
Christina is excited to make her debut with Boundless Theatre. She is an actress and writer based in New York.
Her theater credits include "Pride and Prejudice" (Triad Stage),"Three Musketeers 1941" (Project Y Theatre), "Quack" (Alley Theatre), "Issei, He Say" (NJ Rep), "A Christmas Carol" (ACT), "Ah, Wilderness" (ACT), "Love and Information" (ACT). She is also featured in Grand Theft Auto Online, FBI (Most Wanted), (CBS), The Bite (Spectrum TV). MFA in acting from A.C.T. and BA in Individualized Studies from N.Y.U.
Joe MacDougall is a New York and Provincetown, MA based actor. Favorite stage roles include The Normal Heart, The Maids, Lonely Planet, The Elephant Man, The Lion In Winter, Take Me Out, Caesar and Cleopatra, Small Craft Warnings and Slap and Tickle (by David Parr). Film and TV roles include Pandora’s Box Unleashing Evil, The Breeding, Dear Melissa, Dive Shop, The Cocktail Hour, The Ninth Step, All My Children plus loads of commercials and print. Instagram joe.macdougall.52
Julie McKay has performed off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country. Over the past nine years, Julie has made a career as an award-winning audiobook narrator recording over 400 titles. As her mid-western mother urged her to have a back-up plan, she is thrilled. Thanks always to David for his trust. Proud member AEA and SAG-AFTRA. BM in Music Theatre, Baldwin-Wallace University.
JACQUELINE SYDNEY* Theatre: Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit... (MCC) Other NY theatre credits: Dear Harvey (NY Fringe – Best Ensemble Winner), The Kitchen Table (NYIT Award Best Supporting Actress Nominee), and work with TOSOS, Astoria Perf Arts Ctr, NY Fringe, Planet Connections, Target Margin, YIVO among years of others. Film: She was nominated for Best Female Actor at Queens World Film Festival for her leading role in the feature PAMELA which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Other recent film and tv: Eleanor, Filmic Achievement, Finding Distance, “The President Show” (Comedy Central), “Seven Seconds” (Netflix), and lots of others. www.jacquelinesydney.com