ReGroup Theatre Offers Open BIG NIGHT Dress Rehearsal, 11/28
Performances take place beginning Nov 28th at Shetler Studios, Penthouse #1, 244 W 54th St. The show runs Wed-Sat & Mon at 8 PM, Sunday at 3. The preview performance on Nov 28th will celebrate Ms Powell's birthday with a DRESS REVERSAL - Any audience members dressed in period attire will be admitted free. The remaining preview night tickets are $18. Tickets for the rest of the run are $25. 16 VIP tickets are available for each show at front row tables, and include a bottle of champagne for 4 people and hors d'ourvers. The Sunday, Dec 2nd matinee includes the option of a 1:30 PM brunch with the cast prior to the show for $50.
Dawn Powell, born 1896, was the author of 16 novels, including Angels on Toast, Dance Night and A Time to Be Born, hundreds of short stories, and 10 plays, of which Big Night was her favorite. Though frequently compared to fellow New York wit and satirist of the time, Dorothy Parker, Ms. Powell never achieved Parker's level of fame. In her lifetime, Powell had a dedicated cult fan base, but by the time of her death in 1965, most of her writings were out of print. It wasn't until recently, through the help of biographer Tim Page and Gore Vidal, that she has been rediscovered by a new generation, and her works, including her diaries, finally receive the acclaim that had eluded them for so long. Big Night is presented with permission of The Dawn Powell Estate.