Shakespeare's Sister Company Presents MUSE as Part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/7

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Shakespeare's Sister Company Presents MUSE as Part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/7

Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) presents the Shakespeare's Sister Company's co-production of Kris Lundberg's play MUSE (part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival):

August 30 @ 8:00 p.m.
September 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
September 4 @ 9:00 p.m.
September 6 @ 8:00 p.m.
September 7 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 all seats and can be purchased at www.smarttix.com

Based on a true story, this Victorian love story opens with a destitute Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a painter of sensuality -- famed for founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which revolutionized fine art -- remembering Elizabeth Siddal, his model, his muse ... his greatest passion. What follows is a kaleidoscope of memories - both passionate and painful - between lovers, and eventually, artistic competitors.

Kristoffer Infante portrays visionary artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and and Kris Lundberg portrays model Elizabeth Siddal, the woman who changed his life forever.

Staff: Period Costumes by Jessa-Raye Court costume designer (Zulema Griffin, costume assistant, Robert Hampton, dresser, Kristi Maulding, properties artist); Katy Swann is production stage manager (Blair Yitong Li, production intern, Larah Varghese, assistant stage manager); Michael Andrews serves as dialect coach

The production is directed by Jay Michaels, known for his unique twists on Shakespearean works.

(Ms. Lundberg and Mr. Infante appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

Shakespeare's Sister Company: Celebrating five years in operation with this production, Shakespeare's Sister Company is a New York City headquartered non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students through creative drama and providing powerhouse theater to our communities. For more information, please visit www.shakespearessister.org. @shakessis on Twitter; "Like" our Official Facebook Page; help us reach our goals on www.indiegogo.com.

Theater for the New City: As the cultural hub of its downtown New York City location, TNC develops new artists and inspires future audiences. The Dream Up Festival will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York. In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres. Theater for the New City has won over 42 VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS for excellence in for excellence in every theatrical discipline; 5 ASCAP AWARDS, and a PULITZER PRIZE for Drama for Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, premiered & commissioned by TNC.

Photo Credit: A.G. Liebowitz/WrightGroupNY

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