SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY Rounds Out New Rep's 2014-15 Season
New Repertory Theatre announces the final show of the 30th Anniversary Season, the Next Rep World Premiere: SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone, June 6 through June 21, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP).
Tickets are $36 and may be purchased starting August 1 by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY are also available.
In addition to Ronan Noone, New Rep welcomes Next Voices Playwriting Fellows Lila Rose Kaplan, Lenelle Moi?se, and returning for a second season in the Next Voices Fellowship program, Danny Bryck. Each playwright will have the opportunity to develop their play over the course of the season with staged readings scheduled for March and April.
"Beginning last season, New Rep's commitment to producing new works culminated with the inaugural Next Rep World Premiere. This production is a culmination of our Next Voices Playwriting Fellowship program," says New Rep Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. "It is with great pleasure that we present this stunning and funny new play from Ronan Noone and welcome him, Lila Rose Kaplan, Lenelle Moi?se, and Danny Bryck as Next Voices Playwriting Fellows for 2014-2015."
In SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY, Tony and Gasper are best friends. Gasper comes over for dinner and tells Tony he saw the wife of a close friend with a strange man and it looked quite suspicious. Should they tell their close friend? Should they tell Tony's wife? Should they tell anyone? Tony says it's none of their business - and then all hell breaks loose. SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY is a comedy of manners, miscommunication, and the boundaries of true love.
Ronan Noone is a graduate of Boston University's MFA Playwriting Program and is currently an Assistant Professor in the same program. His plays, THE LEPERS OF BAILE BAISTE, THE BLOWIN OF BAILE GALL, THE GIGOLO OF BAILE BREAG, BRENDAN, LITTLE BLACK DRESS, and THE COMPASS ROSE, have played in theatres across the United States. His play THE ATHEIST played at the Huntington Theatre Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. It was also co-produced by The Culture Project and Ted Mann's Circle in the Square Productions in New York, and received both Drama Desk and Drama League Acting nominations. Other recent international productions have taken place in Edinburgh, London, and the Philippines. His full-length and one-act plays are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, Baker Plays, and Dramatists Play Service. Awards include Jeff Recommendations in Chicago, Ovation Recommendations in Los Angeles, Critics Award in Austin, Texas, American Critics Steinberg New Play Award nomination, three separate Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best New Play, the Boston Theatre Critics Association's Elliot Norton Outstanding Script Award, and a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award. His essay on theatre, "Being Afraid to Breathe," is published by the Princeton University Library Chronicle LXVIII. Mr. Noone has also developed work for television with Pretty Matches Productions and the reality TV-based production company High Noon Entertainment. His 2014 Live Action Short THE ACCIDENT has played the Boston International Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival. His play THE SECOND GIRL, directed by Campbell Scott, will have its World Premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2015. Originally from Ireland, Mr. Noone now resides in Weymouth. RonanNoone.com
2014-2015 Next Voices Playwriting Fellows:
Danny Bryck is a theatre artist/activist based in Boston and New York. He is the creator of NO ROOM FOR WISHING, a one-man documentary play based on interviews with people involved in Occupy Boston. The show premiered in Boston in 2012 with Company One, Central Square Theater and Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and has since toured New York and Massachusetts, including a run at the Outside the Box Festival and Off- Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's, and was nominated for Best New Play and Best Solo Performance by the Independent Reviewers of New England. His latest documentary project is THE RIVER AND THE SEA, based on interviews from Israel/Palestine, which received a staged reading as part of the last Next Rep Festival at New Repertory Theatre. Boston acting credits include THE CHERRY ORCHARD, CYMBELINE and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Actors' Shakespeare Project), RENT (New Repertory Theatre), SILA and BREAKING THE CODE (Underground Railway Theater; IRNE nomination), THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND (Publick Theatre), THE CORN IS GREEN (Huntington Theatre Company), THE DONKEY SHOW (American Repertory Theater), THE NUTCRACKER (Stoneham Theatre), and title roles in CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Apollinaire Theatre Company), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Blue Spruce Theatre; IRNE nomination) and ROMEO & JULIET (Shakespeare Now!). He has performed in New York with The Civilians in BE THE DEATH OF ME and with New Perspectives Theatre Company, and was an artistic associate with Whistler in the Dark Theatre for three years, where acting credits include A NUMBER, FAMILY STORIES, and the IRNE award-winning TALES FROM OVID at ArtsEmerson. He works as a dialect and accent modification coach and theatre educator, and has appeared on the daytime drama AS THE WORLD TURNS and in a handful of independent films, including The Rasmussen Brothers' DARK FEED and THE INHABITANTS. Danny is a recipient of the David Wheeler Award for emerging talent in the Boston theater scene. He holds a BFA from Boston University's School of Theatre and studied at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. www.dannybryck.com
Lila Rose Kaplan writes heartfelt comedies, bittersweet dramas, and musicals for young people. Her play WILDFLOWER made its Off-Broadway debut in 2009 at Second Stage Uptown and was published by Dramatists Play Service. Her other works include 1 2 3 - A PLAY ABOUT ABANDONMENT AND BALLROOM DANCING, HOME OF THE BRAVE, WE ALL FALL DOWN, 100 PLANES, BUREAU OF MISSING PERSONS, and TINK. Her plays have been produced by ART/ART Institute, Second Stage Uptown, Old Vic, Perishable Theatre, Chalk Rep, Launch Pad, La Jolla Playhouse, and Harvard Business School. Her plays have been developed by Huntington Theatre Company, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, PlayPenn, and The Lark, among others. Awards include The National Science Award in Playwriting and The International Women's Playwriting Award. Ms. Kaplan was selected as an Old Vic/New Voices T.S. Eliot Exchange Playwright in 2010. She has been in residence at Playwrights Realm, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. She is a graduate of Brown University, and she received her MFA in Playwriting from UC San Diego. Currently, Ms. Kaplan is a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow. Her play THE LIGHT PRINCESS will be produced at the ART and the New Vic. www.lilarose.org
Lenelle Moise is the author of the poetry collection HAITI GLASS (City Lights Publishers) and was a 2012-2014 Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow. She wrote, composed, and co-starred in the critically acclaimed drama EXPATRIATE which launched Off-Broadway at the Culture Project. Her two-act comedy MERIT won the 2012 Ruby Prize. Her other plays include the THE MANY FACES OF NIA, MATERMORPHOSIS, and CORNERED IN THE DARK. She is an internationally touring solo performer and was the fifth Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA. She has received awards, residencies, and/or commissions from the Gaea Foundation, Southern Rep, Kitchen Theatre Company, Hedgebrook, Astraea, Clark University, Northwestern University, and UT Austin.
About New Repertory Theatre - New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Entering its 30th anniversary season as a leading self- producing theatre in greater Boston, New Rep produces contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves 45,000-50,000 patrons, including over 2,200 season subscribers. In addition to its main programming, the non-profit theatre produces New Rep's Next Voices, with four playwrights each season, which develops new plays into three staged readings and one world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, summerSTAGE2, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.
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