Red Fern Theatre Company (Melanie Moyer Williams, Executive Artistic Director, Ken Hall, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's (Lunchblocked with Ars Nova; Camp Monster at Williamstown Theatre Festival) MARCH, directed by Kel Haney(Assistant Director, Manhattan Theatre Club's Wit; Good Egg with Red Fern Theatre Company) with Scenic Design by Caite Hevner, Costume Design by Sydney Maresca, Sound Design and Original Music by Anthony Mattana, and Lighting Design by Marie Yokoyama. The production will be cast by Darragh Garvey and Stage Managed by Michal V. Mendelson. March was originally workshopped at the Bay Area Playwright's Festival and was a 2010 finalist for the Yale Drama Series Competition.
Two teens take on the real and imaginary monsters in their lives in this funny and compelling theatrical journey through the treacherous worlds of virtual battlefields and real-life adolescence. Though their backgrounds couldn't be more different, Eva Lucia Perez, a 14 year-old from the Bronx, and Michael Meltzer, a 15 year-old kid growing up in the suburbs, are both dealing with complicated families when they meet as avatars in Eden, a fantasy realm in an online game. As they embark on a journey to a new level in the game, Eva Lucia and Michael become unexpected friends, and find in each other the escape they need to get to that place and time when you first realize that the world is bigger than your family.
The World Premiere of MARCH, presented by Red Fern Theatre Company, will have a three-week engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues) April 12-29; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, with an additional performance on Monday, April 23 at 7pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at www.redferntheatre.com or by calling 866-811-4111.
SHARYN ROTHSTEIN (Playwright) plays include Lunchblocked (Ars Nova), Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Neglect (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Invested (4th Street Theatre; Finalist, SheWRITES New Play Competition), For Abigail Who Drowns Men (New Georges, workshop), A Good Farmer (3Graces Theatre Co.), among others. Her musicals, full-length and one-acts plays have been produced and workshopped in New York and around the country, and her short plays have been published in several anthologies. Sharyn holds an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a Masters in Public Health from Hunter College. She is the recipient of a 2008 Ensemble Studio Theater/Sloan commission. Sharyn is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, as well as a member of the 2011-2012 Ars Nova Playgroup.
RED FERN THEATRE COMPANY Through its productions and outreach, the RFTC provokes social awareness and social change. Each play produced by the RFTC addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global. They pair each of their productions with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play. A portion of the ticket sales from each play is donated to the designated philanthropy, and they educate their audiences on their mission and activities. By associating each production with a philanthropic organization, they are able to respond directly to the people affected by the issues addressed in the play.