Stageplays News       Volume X, September 2007

 

Our First CD, A New Production This Fall, And A New Book On The Way - It's Been A Busy Summer!

The complete recording of original music composed and arranged by Cindy O'Connor for the Stageplays production of The Crying Woman/La Llorona by Kathleen Anderson Culebro, a cross-cultural drama about a young American businessman from Houston who is assigned by his company to open an American fast food restaurant, for Mexican food, in Mexico City, is now available.  The play received its world premiere production, Off-Broadway in New York City in 2007, produced by Stageplays Theatre Company.  Vocals are by Natasha Tabandera, who originated the role of La Llorona in our world premiere production.

If you wish to purchase the CD on our website through PayPal, click on this link.

 

Pied a Terre - This Fall At The Kirk Theater - Tickets On Sale Now!

Pied a Terre, by John Anastasi, is a play about Julia, a television journalist who discovers a Manhattan penthouse owned by her husband, that she was unaware existed.  As Julia explores the apartment, she is interrupted by Katie, a beautiful young woman, who seems to know Julia's husband a little too well.  As the two women face off, secrets unfold revealing they have more in common than either could have ever imagined.  Not your usual love triangle.

Pied a Terre, or a second home, is a drama about grief, loss, and coming to terms with survivor guilt, where the passions of the soul come into conflict with the obligations of the mind and the needs of the heart.

Stageplays will present Pied a Terre in a world premiere production, Off Broadway, this fall at the Kirk Theater on New York's Theatre Row.  Pied a Terre begins previews November 26th and opens December 1st.

To Purchase Tickets For Pied A Terre through Ticket Central click on this link.

 

Our Friends From Shakespeare NYC Present:

Shakespeare NYC is a company of artists devoted to presenting the entire canon of Shakespeare's plays in theatrically gripping and beautiful productions. Their company motto is "Trust Shakespeare" and they strive for clarity and wit, the appreciation and exploration of heightened speech, and the timelessness of Shakespeare's moral vision.  Season Three concludes with one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, MACBETH.

MACBETH is a short, scary, amazing play, an intoxicating mix of hideous deeds and sublime poetry. Currently in performance at The Beckett Theatre thorugh September 22nd.  Tickets are available at www.ticketcentral.com.

For more information please click on this link to visit the Shakespeare NYC web site.

 

On Stage And Screen

Catch the current Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, with Charlotte d'Amboise in the central role of Cassie, to see how well this musical stands up and the themes within the story resonate with feeling pertinent to the issues of today.

No End In Sight, now in theatrical release on screens across the country, presents a sobering perspective on the present malaise in Iraq.  A thought-provoking documentary structured to spark reactions ranging from frustration to outrage, that leaves one wondering whether the present Administration's endless downward spiral will ever bottom out.

Latin Beat 2007, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual survey of films from Latin America, never fails to produce vital cinema of intense experience and unexpected surprise.  This year, Bluff, a Columbian film with more plot twists and turns than San Francisco's Lombard Street has curves, will keep you guessing right up until the end of the story - and beyond.  If any film deserves to have you sit through until the last credit flashes on the screen, this one is it - guaranteed absolutely the best exit line this year - and next!!!

 

Why We Ask...

We are working harder than ever to produce new works for the stage that are mysteriously wonderful and beautifully provocative.  We hope that you will support our work through purchase of a ticket to our upcoming production; and that you will recommend our newsletter to others whom you think would like to share in our activities - if so, please use the "Forward to a Friend" link below.  Thanks!

Stageplays Theatre Company, 1674 Broadway, Suite 401, NYC 10019  Tel: 212-354-7565, Fax: 212-354-7585, stageplays1@cs.com