Queens Theater In The Park Presents ROSA LOSES HER FACE 12/4-13
Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents ROSA LOSES HER FACE from December 4-13, 2009 in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $32-38 and are available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone at 718-760-0064.
The sometimes antagonistic mother/daughter relationship has never been funnier. Unmarried New Yorker, Amy Loo decides to visit her mother in LA after losing her job. Even though mother and daughter are physically closer than ever, the gap between them widens as Rosa decides to find her daughter a husband. Amy digs in resisting her mother's overtures and the battle escalates. Tactics become more ruthless - and more uproarious: competing red dresses, a flying Peking duck and then the ultimate weapon ... What ensues is hilariously familiar to anyone who has experienced the generation gap, the culture gap, or just doesn't quite understand the relatives.
Written by Kitty Chen. Directed by Nancy Robillard. Set Design by Charlie Wittreich. Costume Design by Debra Otte. Electric Theatre Lighting Design by Jim Langdom. QTIP Lighting Design by Chris Davis. Sound Design by Connor McGuigan. Prop Design by Elizabeth Feller. Electric Theatre Stage Manager Marybeth Langdon. QTIP Stage Manager Cyrille Blackburn. Featuring Nadia Gan, Wai Ching Ho, Glenn Kubota, Jodi Lin, Matt Rashid. Presented in association with the Electric Theatre Company of Scranton.
Friday, December 4, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2009 @ 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 3:00pm
ROSA LOSES HER FACE was originally presented as a developmental production by Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ in 1997.
Kitty Chen (Playwright) is an autodidact and multiple award-winning playwright. She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for her first play, Eating Chicken Feet; two from the New York Foundation for the Arts, one for Rosa; and an Emerging Playwright Award from Urban Stages for I See My Bones; among others. She is currently working on two plays, Blessings of Chairman Moo, in progress now for a decade, and a new work, Mrs Mustard. She has written numerous short plays and children's stories. She also enjoys working as an actor now and then. Chen was born in Shanghai, China, raised near Philadelphia, graduated from Brown University, and has lived in New York City ever since. She is a member of Dramatists Guild and the three actors' unions.
Nancy Robillard (Director) is a New York-based director with a number of world premieres to her credit including Honor and the River by Anton Dudley at Luna Stage, Rosemary & I by Leslie Avayzian (co-directed with Olympia Dukakis) at MetroStage, Fast Break at Culture Project, Not God at Luna Stage and Unsinkable Women at the Walnut Street Theatre, and National Tour. New York credits include: Vital Theatre, Directors Company, Algonquin Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Culture Project, HERE, Phoenix Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, and First Look Theatre Company. Regional: MetroStage, Northern Stage, Kennedy Center, Open Stage of Harrisburg, Walnut Street Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, A.R.T., Keystone Rep, Leatherstocking Theatre and Tri-Arts. Robillard received her MFA in directing from Illinois State University and has taught acting and directing at several universities.
Nadia Gan earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Playwright Horizons Theatre School and The Classical Studio. She was last seen in Dracula (Mina) in the Inwood Shakespeare Festival, New York. Other recent credits include The Shanghai Gesture (Cagegirl, Ensemble; director, Robert Kalfin) with Mirror Repertory Theatre Company, and Shogun Macbeth (Boy Macduff; director, Ernest Abuba) with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. She has also toured with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble (Martine in The Learned Ladies and Duke of Aumerle in Richard II.) She is originally from Malaysia and now lives in Brooklyn.
WaiChing Ho appeared Off Broadway in The Joy Luck Club, Carry The Tiger To The Mountain, The Legacy Codes and Kitty Chen's Eating Chicken Feet (all with Pan Asian Repertory Company); No Foreigners Beyond This Point and The Square ( both with MaYi Theatre Company) and Donut Holes In Orbit (Ensemble Studio Theatre), among others. Regionally she has worked at the Long Wharf Theatre, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the Palo Alto Theatre Works and the NY Stage and Film Festival. Her recent television appearances include "Flight of The Conchords" and "Kings." Other television credits include "Law & Order," "Criminal Intent," "Special Victims Unit" and "Wonderland." This summer she played the ancient woman Li Xi Feng in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and PoPo in the yet untitled Wes Craven project. She won the award for best actress for her portrayal of Bernice in Greg Pak's Robot Stories in the 2003 indie film festivals in Madrid, Puchon and St. Louis. Ms. Ho was born and raised in Hong Kong. She now resides in New York City.
After a long absence from the theatre, Glenn Kubtoa's most recent credits include The Secret of Osono by Elsa Okon Rael as part of Pan Asian Repertory's (NY) "Newworks 09" and Japanoir by Michael Feingold as part of The Ensemble Studio Theatre's (NY) Marathon 2008. He wishes to thank the Electric Theatre Company and the City of Scranton for its hospitality and vitality.
Jodi Lin is a graduate of The American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute at Harvard University with a MFA in Acting. She recently performed in Shanghai Moon, written by and starring Charles Busch (Bay Street Theatre). Her Off-Broadway credits include Queens Boulevard, the Musical by Charles L. Mee (The Signature Theatre), The Roaring Girl (The Foundry Theatre), The Joy Luck Club (Pan Asian Repertory). Other credits include: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, adapted by Anna Deveare-Smith (Lincoln Center Institute), The New World Rhapsody (HB Playwrights Foundation), With a Hammer and a Nail (Youngblood-Ensemble Studio Theatre), RoBert Woodruff's Richard 2, Mother Courage, Antigone, Island of Anyplace (ART), Long Day's Journey into Night and Air Raid (National Asian American Theatre Company), You Can't Take It With You (Ma-Yi Theatre, NAATCO). Film: Full Moon Fables. Ms. Lin looks forward to playing the role of Xiu in God's Land, an upcoming indie film by Preston Miller.
Matthew Rashid is happy to be working with the Electric Theatre Company and Nancy Robillard. He recently worked with Nancy in National Pastime in NY. Matt's credits include: NY Theatre: Fear Project (Naked Angels, dir. Rob Morrow), Naked Angels Lab (Premiere), Democracy Project (Naked Angels, dir. Pippin Parker), Sin (On the Leesh Productions), Rough Crossing (Northern Stage), Syria, America (Emerging Artists Theatre). New York Stage & Film: Break: Surviving the Recovery (OTLP & Naked Angels, w/ Tony award winner Frank Wood). Matt performed in the NY stand-up circuit for many years including Caroline's Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club. Film & Television Credits include: "Law & Order" (NBC), "Mad About You" (NBC), "Table for Three" (OTLP), "Soap Scum" (OTLP). He is a regular in three webseries: "The In-Betweens of Holly Malone," "In the Can," and "The Sexually."
Tickets are available:
* Online at www.queenstheatre.org.
* By phone at 718-760-0064, Tue-Sat, 12-6pm.
* In person at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY.
* Multi Show: Order any three or more shows and earn the multi show discount price. This discount is available for any show this season. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase at this discount. If you are already a Theatre or Dance Subscriber or have purchased at least two shows this season, you have already earned this discount on additional ticket purchases.
* Groups: Contact group sales associate Barbara Matovu at 718-760-0064 x128 for groups of 15 or more.
Queens Theatre in the Park is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY.
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QTP has recently completed a $ 23 million physical transformation of the Theatre. This major capital investment has added a 75-seat cabaret performance space with a full service cafe and kitchen facility; created a dramatic new 3,000 square foot lobby/reception area; provided new visitor amenities and improved the facility's accessibility. These improvements have transformed Queens Theatre in the Park into a destination for the residents of the borough and beyond.
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Funding is provided by the New York Community Trust/Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts.
The Immigrant Voices Project is funded by the Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, the New York Times Company Foundation Fund for Midsize Theatres, a project of A.R.T/New York and Time Warner Inc.
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