The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast and Creative for RICH GIRL
When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a tough-talking celebrity financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter deserves or is he only after her money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women, men, mothers, and money - but not necessarily in that order.
Featuring: Amelia Broome*, Sasha Castroverde, Celeste Oliva*, Joe Short*
Amelia Broome* Eve, a celebrity financial guru
Sasha Castroverde Claudine, Eve's daughter
Celeste Oliva* Maggie, Eve's personal assistant
Joe Short* Henry
Scenic Design, Brynna Bloomfield**
Costume Design, Mallory Frers
Lighting Design, Chris Bocciaro
Sound Design, Brendan Doyle
Production Stage Manager, Natalie A. Lynch*
Assistant Director, Erin Schwall
*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
**United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829)
WHEN: March 28 - April 26, 2014
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30pm
Wednesday matinees - 2pm, April 2 & 23
Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays - 3pm & 8pm
Sundays - 3pm
Post-show Q&A with the artists: Sundays, March 30 & April 13 after 3pm performance
VIP opening: Wednesday, April 2, 7:30pm (post-show reception with the artists at Da Vinci Ristorante - open to all ticket holders)
WHERE: The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116
TICKETS: $25 - $61.
Seniors - $10 off regular price.
Student rush - $10.
Group rates available
Box Office: 617-585-5678
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Victoria Stewart (Playwright) A native of Beverly Farms, MA, Victoria had a varied career in stage management before graduating from the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her hands were a visual image throughout Peter Sellars' and Tan Dun's The Peony Pavillion in Paris, London, and Rome. She walked on stilts and manipulated Julie Taymor puppets in Andrei Serban's The King Stag and was even a Yeshiva boy in Robert Brustein/Arnold Weinstein/Hankus Netsky/David Gordon's musical Shlemiel the First, both at the American Repertory Theatre. But her favorite thing was working on new plays, including premieres by Naomi Wallace, Paula Vogel, David Rabe, Anna Deavere Smith, and Paul Rudnick. As a playwright, she has received the Francesca Primus Award, a McKnight Advancement Grant, the Helen Merrill Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (finalist), and the Jerome Fellowship as well as residencies at Ucross/Sundance, Hedgebrook, Tofte Lake, Hermitage, and the Donmar Warehouse. Her work has been performed and developed at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, City Theater, Circle X, Vineyard Theatre, Jungle Theater, Commonweal Theater Company, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her plays include Rich Girl (Cleveland Playhouse, George Street Playhouse) Live Girls (Urban Stages, WHAT, Stage Left, Eternal Spiral Project), Hardball (Live Girls! Theater, SPF), Leitmotif (South Coast Rep, Page 73), Nightwatches (Overlap Productions), 800 Words: The Transmigration of Philip K. Dick, (Caravan Theater, Hourglass Group, Live Girls! Theater, Workhaus Collective),The Last Scene and an adaptation of Henry James' The Bostonians. She was one of the collaborators on Fissures (lost and found) presented at the 2010 Humana Festival and a collaborator on Clandestino, a bilingual meditation on Postville, Iowa, one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history. Her adaptation of Mercy Watson to the Rescue premiered at the Children's Theatre in Minneapolis and will be playing at Marin County Theater in 2014. She's written a screenplay for HBO about the recording industry's battle with Napster and is now working several TV ideas as well as a retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia's point of view. She is a satellite member of the Workhaus Collective, an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights Center and a member of WGA West and the Playwrights Union in Los Angeles.