American Rep Theater of WNY Ends 2013-2014 Season with SHINE, 4/24-5/17
The American Rep Theater of WNY concludes the highly acclaimed 2013-14 season with a world premiere of the original work, SHINE, written by Matthew LaChiusa on April 24th and runs until May 17th.
White lightning,mountain dew, hooch, and Tennessee white whiskey are terms used to describehigh-proof distilled spirits, generally produced illicitly ... otherwise known asMoonshine!
In the backwoods of Tennessee the McCormick's still has been producing top-notch moonshine for two generations that has quenched many a drinker's thirst. But in 1964times are a changing and a new generation will take over the operations. With a persistent state senator out to protect investments, the blight of racism inthe Deep South, and a dream to escape this life, the youngest McCormick must decide between holding onto a family legacy or letting the still go.
Local award winning writer, Matthew LaChiusa, crafted SHINE reminiscent of Thorton Wilder'sOUR TOWN, but soaked with a jar of moonshine with a dedicated attention to thestory telling style found in Americana folklore literature.
Accomplished poet, playwright and director, Mark C LLoyd will direct a talented group of actors including local award nominated actor David C Mitchell (LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR), with
MichaelLeszczynski (SEE THE SCREAMS), and three of the recent BLOODY BLOODY ANDREWS JACKSON cast members Michael Wachowiak, Carolyn Lansom, and Billy Horn as well as a newcomer to the Art stage Gabriel Robere'.
The American Repertory Theater of WNY takes pride in the company mission to produce original works in a forum that encourages new ideas and risks in a forum that focuses onpresenting the piece in the best theatrical execution. "We have seen bothcritical acclaim as well as public appreciation for originals works," said Matthew LaChiusa, playwright and Artistic Director for ART/WNY, "With awell-received original work by Mark Humphrey this past season (LITTLE ROBERT), the collaboration with Justin Karcher and Steve Sitzman on the original musical DEAD ENGLISH (receiving a nomination for a local award for theater excellence),the One-Act Showcase featuring Mark C Lloyd, John F Kennedy, DonnaMarieVaughan, and the successful summer series at Buffalo Canalside featuring aspiring writers, The Young Playwrights Festival, I have to say that in seven seasons ART/WNY has lived up to the company's creative mission."
SHINE can beseen at ART in Box, American Repertory Theater of WNY's newly renovated performance space. Comment about working in space by Mark C Lloyd.
Show dates: April 24th- May 17th
Showtimes: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 GeneralAdmission, $15 Online