SPLIT/SCREEN to Open 11/21 at Helen Mills Theater

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SPLIT/SCREEN to Open 11/21 at Helen Mills Theater

On November 21, 2013, a new multimedia play "Split/Screen" will premier with a three-day run at the Helen Mills Theater. Written by Monique Witt and directed by Mike Williams, it features Alex Montaldo as the jaded scion of a wealthy industrialist. The young man has been paralyzed in an accident while climbing Everest and finds himself , as the play opens, wheel-chair bound and forgotten in an ER on The Edge of El Barrio. A lethal fire has overwhelmed the emergency staff and left the less urgent cases to fend for themselves while waiting to be treated. As he waits with an asthma patient from Spanish Harlem and an older woman, the three pass the hours by playing cards and trading barbed anecdotes. And in the process of trying to stem the chasm created by their differences, each finds a small healing. Advance tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com

The playwright is a retired attorney and professional writer who runs an independent Production Company dedicated to modern jazz. The director, Mike Williams, is a seasoned actor who has appeared in numerous theatrical and film productions, most recently The Stable Boy (directed by Jamieson Stern). The ensemble cast includes: Alex Montaldo, Diane Parker, Adam Rashad Glenn, Eileen Woods, Mike Williams, David Tully, Dev Avidon and William McGregor King. In addition, the play features live music from jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum (winner of the Downbeat and ASCAP awards for original jazz composition and arrangement), vocal performances from recording artists Dev Avidon and Alida Rohr, and the original videography of Kahleem Poole-Tejada. The play is taken from a longer work for film.

Performances will take place on November 21st through November 23rd at 8pm. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the theater. The Helen Mills Theater is located at 139 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in New York City.

Performances will take place on November 21st through November 23rd at 8pm. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the theater. The Helen Mills Theater is located at 139 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in New York City.

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