Boomerang Theatre to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Bryant Park, 8/14-30
The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, in association with Bryant Park Shakespeare, are excited to announce their production of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST will be presented at Bryant Park (Upper Terrace Steps, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 30, 2014. Tickets are free and do not require a reservation. For more information visit www.boomerangtheatre.org.
"Love's Labor's Lost is an ideal summer comedy in the perfect setting... the oasis of Bryant Park, surrounded by New York City. I plan to transport us all to London (read Navarre) during a mythic late Belle Époque era, framed in the British Music Hall" - shares Boomerang Theatre Company's newly appointed Associate Artistic Director Cailin Hefferman. - "Worlds collide when a coterie of sophisticated French noble woman run circles around their less able English lords. Rounding out the the cross-section of motley humanity are a young boy, two pedantical would-be lovers, a bobbie, a clown, a bombastic Spaniard, a conniving French chaperone and a lusty country wench. I am inspired and challenged by the elegant whimsy of the word play to translate that language into action."
The production stars Timothy Babcock*, Amanda Berry, Deborah Carlson*, Eva Gil*, Timothy W. Hull*, Jason Loughlin*, Hannah Jane McMurray, Jake Minevich, Linda S. Nelson*, Sarah Norris, Jared Reinmuth*, Dan Renkin*, Natalie Roy, Michael Russinik*, Christian Ryan* and Sara Thigpen*.
The production features original music and lyrics/musical direction by Henry Aronson. Costume design by Kathryn A Squitieri, fight choreography/movement by Dan Renkin, prop design by Leah Voysey and the assistant director is Danielle Demisay. The production stage manager is Andrew Morton* and Kat Meister is the assistant stage manager. Theresa McElwee is the dialect coach.
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST plays the following schedule through Saturday, Aug 30th:
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Tickets are free and do not require a reservation. Running Time: Two hours. At The Upper Terrace Steps at Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. For more information, visit www.boomerangtheatre.org and www.bryantpark.org.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
CAILIN HEFFERMAN (Director) has directed and/or choreographed Off-Broadway as well as regionally throughout the U.S. She has directed new plays including works by Larry Kirwan, Dan Dietz and Mary Fengar Gail; classical plays ranging from Shakespeare & Dryden to Eugene O'Neill & Tennessee Williams; comedies including Stones In His Pockets & musicals including Byzantium for the Fringe Festival at the Village Gate & Suddenly Summer for NYMF at the Women's Project. As Resident Director of Texas Family Musicals, she has directed Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, Hello Dolly!, Barnum & Brigadoon. Her work for universities include NYU, Pace & St. Peter's. Cailín is a member of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, the League of Professional Theatre Women.
About Boomerang Theatre Company: Established in 1999, the Boomerang Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new, classic and neglected plays that add to the vibrancy of the national theatre canon. We annually present original and re-imagined plays as both outdoor performances and indoors rotating repertory seasons. We challenge artists as they continue to hone their craft, and we engage the most talented and passionate writers, directors, designers and actors in New York's independent theatre community. By employing an innovative philosophy and a pioneering spirit, Boomerang constantly expands the idea of what is possible for an Off-Off Broadway/Indie Theatre company. Through this unique combination of substance and form, we move our audience by creating for them a dialogue of culturally significant plays from diverse styles, genres, and periods. Nominated for 8 New York Innovative Theater Awards, receiving 2.
About Bryant Park Corporation (BPC): Bryant Park Corporation (BPC), a private not-for-profit company, was founded in 1980 to renovate, finance and operate Bryant Park, one of the busiest public spaces in the world, without government or philanthropic funding. For over 6 million visitors each year, BPC creates amenities and activities in the park, including Bryant Park Shakespeare, in addition to providing security and sanitation services, and tending the lawn and seasonal gardens. For more information and a complete schedule of year round events and more, visit www.bryantpark.org.