New Light Theater Project to Present PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA, Begin. 7/10

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New Light Theater Project will present the World premiere of PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA by hot, up-and-coming British playwright Ross Howard. Directed by Sarah Norris, previews begin July 10 at Access Theater. Opening night is slated for July 17.

PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA is a contemporary comedy on contemporary England. Desires are suppressed and aspirations muddled for both the staff and patients of a psychiatric ward. Rank and rule clash with what the heart and mind want in this environment of division and distraction.

PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA stars Christian Ryan, Amy Lee Pearsall, Christopher Daftsios, Gregory James Cohan, Andy Nogasky, and Dana Benningfield. with adesign team that includes lighting design byMichael O'Connor (lighting), set design by Oliver Sohngen (set), and costumes by Samantha Lind (costumes). This production is Associate Produced by Access Theater.

British playwright Ross Howard's plays have received full productionsnotably in London (Theatre 503, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Riverside Studios, Old Red Lion), Las Vegas (Onyx Theatre), Minneapolis (Pillsbury House Theatre), San Francisco (The Phoenix Theatre), and New York City (Cherry Lane Theatre). Hailing from Lancashire, in 2008 he was awarded a Playwright Fellowship from the Edward Albee Foundation. Arthur and Esther was awarded "Best of Fringe" at Las Vegas Fringe Festival 2010. No One Loves Us Here was a finalist for the New York Stage and Film Founders Award 2012, while Frisky & The Panda Man was a winning finalist in the 38th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in 2013. Arthur and Esther, Picture Ourselves In Latvia and Our Walk Through The World: Six Short Plays will be published by Samuel French in early 2014. Ross holds an M.F.A in playwriting from UNLV and has taught theatre and playwriting as an adjunct faculty member of the CSU Fresno theatre department. He now lives in London.

PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA runs July 10 - August 9, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are free (with a suggested donation of $10) at BrownPaperTickets.com or 630-632-1459.

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