THE GIFTED SERIES Extends Through 4/4

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THE GIFTED SERIES Extends Through 4/4

Good Works Productions & Fig Tree Productions in association with Stage Left Studio announce The Gifted Series extends to April 4th, 2014 and offers a special discount to celebrate the critical success of these two riveting and unique solo-shows by Monica Bauer. The Gifted Series includes The Year I Was Gifted, performed by Monica Bauer and directed by Carolyn Ladd; and Made For Each Other, performed by John Fico and directed by John FitzGibbon.

The Gifted Series began previews February 7th and opened on February 14th, playing Friday nights now through April 4th, 2014 at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th St, 6th Fl, Manhattan).

Al Pesant of StageBuddy says: "Monica Bauer has a way with words and a powerful ability to make them come to life, whether she is performing her material herself or trusts other to do it for her, as in the second performance of the night?s double bill -- Made For Each Other... Fico has an ability to transform persona at the drop of a hat. He never fails to reveal character or to elicit an emotional response in his audience."

The Year I Was Gifted
Written & performed by Monica Bauer
Directed by Carolynn Lad

The year is 1969. A 16 year old girl from Nebraska meets her first gay friend, and has to decide which is more important; keeping her scholarship to a prestigious boarding school for the arts, or honoring her conscience and speaking out against an anti-gay administration? Who are we willing to betray to stay ?gifted?? A true story, written and performed by award-winning playwright Monica Bauer, who plays several roles, including Young Monica (desperate to find her tribe in the arts), Present Day Monica (the narrator with a wry sense of humor), and Bill Sherwood (a 17 year old composition major who teaches his friend about the hazards of being gay in the 1960?s).

The Year I Was Gifted performs the following regular schedule through April 4th, 2014:

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Made for Each Other
By Monica Bauer
Performed by John Fico
Directed by John FitzGibbon

Made for Each Other is the love story of Vincent, an acerbic, witty, closeted science teacher in his mid-fifties, and Jerry, a down-to-earth nurse who cares for Vincent?s mother in an Alzheimer?s ward. When Jerry proposes to Vincent after the third date, he has no idea that Vincent?s told him a lie, a lie that might destroy their relationship. On the night before their wedding, Vincent must decide if he will tell the truth before the ceremony, and give Jerry the chance to back out. Each of these men carries a voice in their subconscious minds which pushes them toward each other. Vincent carries his Alzheimer?s addled Broadway diva mother, and Jerry carries within him his irascible old Italian grandfather.

Made for Each Other performs the following regular schedule through April 4th, 2014:

Fridays at 9 p.m.

Tickets for all performances are $15.00 (reg price $25.00) with code NOSNOW and available to purchase online at www.StageLeftStudio.net. Tickets may also be purchased ½ hour before each performance at the venue.

Both shows take place at Stage Left Studio located 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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