Photo Flash: The Strand Theater Presents THE LACY PROJECT
The Strand Theater is committed to producing plays by obscure, unknown, and unpublished playwrights. This season, obscurity comes in the form of two living dolls and oNe Young woman trapped in the shadow of her mother's photographic images in The Lacy Project by playwright ALena Smith. The Lacy Project was selected from a group of thirty new plays submitted to the Strand for possible production. "I was attracted to The Lacy Project immediately," states Artistic Director, Jayme Kilburn. "It is not always easy to find a play that offers five strong roles for women, and ALena Smith writes each character with such purpose."
Playwright, ALena Smith, graduated with an MFA from Yale School of Drama in 2006 where she received the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize in Playwriting. Her plays, including The Lacy Project, The Sacrifices, It or Her, Saturnalia in Poughkeepsie, Alice Eat Your Words, and Apple of Discord, have been/will be seen at the Public Theater, Summer Play Festival, Joe's Pub, Playwrights Horizons, A.R.T. Institute, the Ohio Theatre/ Soho Think Tank, Under the Radar, the Yale Cabaret, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Chashama, and FRIGID New York Festival. She is at work on a new play, Plucker, which will receive a staged reading in March at the Public Theater, NYC.
About The Lacy Project: Her mother's photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty. Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility. This wild tragicomedy presents a portrait of a young woman held captive by her own childhood, and a vivid picture of a generation unable to grow up.
The Lacy Project opens Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 8pm. Opening night of The Lacy Project offers a reception prior to the performance with refreshments donated by local restaurants. Following the performance, a talk back will take place with the cast and crew of The Lacy Project.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 8pm (PREVIEW - $5)
Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8pm (OPENING RECEPTION - with talkback after show with cast and crew)
Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8pm
Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8pm
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8pm
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2pm (2 for 1 VALENTINES SPECIAL)
Friday, February 19, 2010 at 8pm
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8pm
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2pm
(PAY WHAT YOU CAN WEEKEND)
Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 8pm (COLLEGE NIGHT - Students pay $3)
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8pm
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8pm
Tickets are $15. Students, Seniors, and Broke are $10. Tickets can be reserved by calling 443-874-4917 or online at www.strandtheatercompany.org. Enter online code: BROKE to receive discount. Tickets are available one hour prior to each performance at the Strand box office.
The Strand Theater is a community theater dedicated to providing opportunities for women artists, writers, designers and directors. With a focus on producing original works, the Strand hopes to foster a love of theater for a new generation of patrons.
Photo credit: Ken Stanek
Jen Anthony, Amelia Adams
Leah Raulerson, Lauren Lakis
Leah Raulerson, Lauren Lakis, Britt Olsen-Ecker
Lauren Lakis, Leah Raulerson, Britt Olsen-Ecker