Theatre of NOTE Opens WHAT MAY FALL Tonight
Theatre of NOTE kicks off its 2013 season with the west coast premiere of WHAT MAY FALL written by Peter Gil-Sheridan and directed by Mary Jo DuPrey. WHAT MAY FALL explores the questions that everyone faces when awareness of their mortality is forced upon them. WHAT MAY FALL will open tonight, February 22 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 23 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.
WHAT MAY FALL follows a group of strangers in Minneapolis who witness a man plunging to his death. Why did he jump? Did he jump? WHAT MAY FALL follows their journey as they are prompted to review their life choices, and their cold Minnesota hearts begin to thaw as they wrestle with the questions that arise. WHAT MAY FALL is a magical and moving play.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
PETER GIL-SHERIDAN (playwright) is a multidisciplinary artist whose plays include The Deadly Belles, Everyday I Wake the Fool, Glow, Vanishing Son, and Topsy Turvy Mouse. The latter has been produced by Cherry Lane Theatre (mentor: Michael Weller), Borderlands Theatre in Tucson, and Gustavus Adolphus, developed at Sundance Institute's Playwright Retreat at Ucross, New York Theatre Workshop and was named the winner of The Smith Prize from National New Play Network for outstanding political work. Topsy Turvy Mouse is published by Playscripts, Inc. His play What May Fall was commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre and was performed there in 2009, followed by a production with Fordham's Alumni Company directed by Morgan Gould. Residencies: Jerome Fellowship (Playwright's Center, Minneapolis), A Theatre Group in Silverton, CO (annual), The Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) and the Ucross Foundation (Clearmont, Wyoming). Peter recently completed a new play, Ritu Comes Home, for the InterAct Theatre's 20/20 Commission in Philadelphia. Most recently, he was a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab where he wrote Cockfight, and the Playground at the Lark Theatre, where he developed The Rafa Play. Currently he is a member of P73's writing group Interstate 73. He received his MFA from The University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop and his BA from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.
MARY JO DUPREY (director) received her MFA in Directing from UCLA where she directed MGM: My Visits with My Grandmother Marta, the workshop production of In the Company of Jane Doe, and an original musical version of Aristophanes' Lysistrata. As a faculty member, she directed Big Love for the Graduate Program in Acting and Who is Selma Teller? for the Graduate Playwrights. After staging a reading of Jane Doe for The Blank Theater's Living Room Series, she remounted it for the LA Theatre Ensemble. Readings for the Marianne Murphy series include Anna in the Closet, Dolley, and Lost Cause. She also directed the world premiere of Arroz Con Pollo by Edward Hernandez at The Complex. Most recently, she presented the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Gallimaufry Productions.
ABOUT THE CAST AND DESIGN TEAM
The cast of WHAT MAY FALL features: Christine Breihan (Retribution); Jason Denuszek (Law & Order), Alana Dietze (Lascivious Something); Michelle Hilyard (Have You Seen Alice); Lauren Letherer (Eat the Runt, Die Hard); Brad C. Light (The Silver Case); Christopher Neiman (Autofocus); Inger Tudor (The Social Network); Nicholas S. Williams (Kill Me, Deadly).
WHAT MAY FALL features the design talents of an impressive array of Los Angeles area designers including: Scenic Design by Ellen Lenbergs (West Coast premiere of Jonathan Dove's Flight and Handel's Agrippina, for UCLA Opera, What the Butler Saw for Odyssey Theatre), Lighting Design by John A.Garofalo (designed works for Kristin Hanggi, Wole Soyinka, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Marasco, and Graham Beckel), Sound Design and Orginal Music Composed by Jonathan Snipes, Costumes by Lauren Letherer and Masks and Puppets by Cristina Bercovitz (The Little Big Show, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2011). Prop Design by Kelly Egan. The Production Stage Manager is Bebe Herrera.
SCHEDULE AND PRICING
WHAT MAY FALL will open tonight, Friday, February 22 at 8pm. The play runs through Saturday, March 23 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. There will be no performance on February 24, 2013. Ticket prices are $25; students & seniors $20. For tickets and details, please call (323) 856-8611 or visit www.theatreofnote.com to purchase tickets online and to view complete schedule.