Vagabond Theatre Group Premieres FORTUNE'S FAVORED by Lesley Anne Moreau, 7/11-26
Vagabond Theatre Group presents Fortune's Favored, a new play by Boston Playwright Lesley Anne Moreau. This new play runs July 11-26, 2014 at the Factory Theatre (791 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118).
Eudora (Annie Hochheiser) is fed-up with solely running her family's arcade, the only one in Big Ugly, West Virginia. Her father would rather hit the bottle than run a business and her wealthy cousin Luann (Lauren Robinson) hangs around all day. When a mysterious stranger, Davis (Conor Walsh), comes to town and takes a keen interest in the rare fortune-telling machine housed in the arcade, he makes Eudora an offer too good to be true for it and she sees this as her chance to finally leave Big Ugly for good. Her family however, has very different plans and won't let Eudora sell without a fight.
"When I first read it, I was amazed with exactly how much heart and soul was ingrained into the script," says Director Zach Winston. "So much heart that it overflowed from the pages into playwright Lesley Anne Moreau's process. The play has been through a lot of revisions - she wrote three new, honed drafts even before our first reading."
Tickets are $17 for students/seniors and $22 for general admission, available through BrownPaperTickets.com (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/731172). The play runs about 80 minutes with no intermission.
Location: The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
About Playwright Lesley Anne Moreau
Lesley Anne Moreau will soon be receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her ten-minute plays have been produced by Heart & Dagger, A Shot of Theatre and F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company among others. Her ten-minute play Just Your Imagination will be part of Salem Theatre Company's upcoming Moments of Play Festival. Her full-length play Boulevard of Broken Dreams was produced by Happy Medium Theatre in 2011. Lesley is also an actress and founding member of Happy Medium Theatre Company.
About Director Zach Winston
Zach Winston (Director/Literary Manager)- Since its founding in 2009, Zachhas contributed to every VTG production in various capacities including performer (A Skull in Connemara, True Believers, August & Autumn), stage manager (Supergravity and the Eleventh Dimension, Breaking the Shakespeare Code), assistant director (Burning the Barn, Burning Up the Dictionary), and writer (The Unfortunate Cutthroats). He is honored to add "director" to that list. Recent regional performance credits include Boston Children's Theatre's Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No-good Very Bad Day, Project: Project's How May I Connect You?, Heart & Dagger's Sexfest, Zeitgeist Stage Company's Tigers Be Still, and A Bright New Boise.
About Vagabond Theatre Group
Founded in 2009, Vagabond Theatre Group produces new plays and established works through an open creative process. By inviting the public to experience and contribute to the various stages of development, VTG promotes collaboration between artist and audience.