Stageplays News February,
I am pleased to share with you
the cast photo from our presentation of Harding 'Pete' Lemay's new play, The First Born,
with Marian Seldes leading a wonderful cast. This coming month
I'll be directing a workshop of Broken Fences,
at Chicago Dramatists. Plus, lots to see on stage and screen.
Enjoy! Tom Ferriter, Artistic Director.
Jillie Simon, James Patrick Early, Harding Lemay (Playwright), Tom
Ferriter (Director), Marian Seldes, Paul Newport, Douglas Taurel,
Leslie Kelly (Narrator).
Our recent presentation of The
First Born, at New Dramatists, was a spectacular
success - a sellout with a huge waiting list! We
appreciate those who attended (and we are sorry we were
unable to accommodate all the requests for seats) and will keep
everyone apprised about the play's progress.
This coming month, I will
be directing a workshop presentation of Steve Simoncic's Broken
Fences, at Chicago
Dramatists. Broken Fences
is a story about the gentrification of a ghetto neighborhood - a
worthy new play by an up-and-coming playwright from Chicago. We'll be keeping
you posted about the progress of this new project, currently in
development with Stageplays Theatre Company.
We are also
pleased to pass along this special offer* from our friends at
THE SEAFARER, the acclaimed National Theatre
production of Olivier Award winner Conor McPherson’s haunting
tale. It’s a full house of lost souls, all looking for a friendly
game, until a mysterious stranger joins the party and raises the
Select Orchestra seats for $56.50,
Select Mezzanine for $46.50. Good through March 30, 2008.
To order by phone: call 212-947-8844
and mention code SFGNA31. To order online: visit
www.broadwayoffers.com and enter code SFGNA31.
Box Office hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM to 8:30 PM, Sun 12 PM to 5 PM.
*Does not constitue an endorsement by
Stageplays of this production.
On Stage And
Tom Stoppard's Rock
'N' Roll rocks; an epic tale about life in
Czechoslovakia from pre- to post-Communism, examines the will for freedom
and the survival of hope as seen through the filter of that era's
contemporary rock music.
Believe it or not, Spamalot
(finally!); it's a fun show, great
production, terrific performances, laugh out loud humor, and Clay
Aiken is well-cast, actually.
This year's Rendez-Vous with French
Cinema at the Walter Reade Cinema has
one surefire gem, Claude Miller's A Secret - winning
performances and subtle direction with a twist at story's
end that's a real heartbreaker. A beautiful,
poetic and involving drama. The Festival runs
February 29-March 6.
Film Forum is offering a retrospective on Sidney Lumet - check
the schedule as some fantastic films are showing. Also, the Museum of Modern Art
is running a retrospective on the films directed by Milos Forman,
through March 1st.
Michael Clayton is this winter's treat - strong script,
respectable acting, great integrity, well-deserved nominations.
Charlie Wilson's War rises above its pedigree to deliver a
surprisingly complicated story, captivating and quite timely, with a
strong performance by Tom Hanks in the leading role.
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