Bill Norrett/Cyrano Players Present KITHLESS IN PARADISE, Closes 10/9
Bill Norrett/Cyrano Players, Inc will present the World Premiere of Kithless in Paradise, written by Molly Moroney, directed by Niki Flacks at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Kithless in Paradise will end performances on October 9. Tickets are $51.25 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
Some people have it all -- endless supplies of cash, a chic circle of friends and the perfect marriage. The McCalls and Barretts share a life in the lap of luxury and decades of friendship. A rollicking, lavish dinner party that promises to be full of laughter, wine and nostalgia takes a foul turn when a guest pushes the boundaries of friendship too far. Secrets spill forth, leaving all to question the tenuous binds that hold marriage, kith & kin, and life-long friendships together.
The cast includes: Liz Frost (The Burial at Thebes), Brit Herring (The Devil and Billy Markham , The Apple Cart) , Bob Manus (The Seduction of Edgar Degas. Film: Last Letters from Monte Rosa), Tracy Newirth (The Guest at Central Park West), David Wirth (Reflections of the Heart), Jill Melenie Wirth (Orphan Train). Creative team includes: Raul Abrego (Scenic Design), Rebecca Lustig (Costume Design), Josh Scherr (Lighting Design) and Kimberly Carbone (Sound Design)
Kithless in Paradise
Written by Molly Moroney and directed by Niki Flacks
Begins Tuesday, September 13 and will open on Tuesday, September 20 running through October 9, 2011
Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday at 2PM
Tickets are $51.25 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
For more information please visit www.KithlessinParadise.com
Press performances: Friday, September 16 at 8PM; Saturday, September 17at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday, September 18 at 2PM; Tuesday, September 20 at 7PM (opening night).
Molly Moroney (Playwright) has been working professionally as an actress for over forty years. She began her stage training at the Dallas Theater Center under Paul Baker. While living in Los Angeles during the eighties, she performed with the improvisational group, The Groundlings, while also appearing on General Hospital as well as numerous stage productions. Ms. Moroney began writing for the stage when she relocated to the East Coast in 1987. She received a reading of her one act through The Whole Theatre Company in Montclair, New Jersey and proceeded to write and direct an adapted version of "Snow White" that she bussed and trucked with the School of Performing Arts. For many years Ms. Moroney has been active in radio and television voice-overs while living in the Dallas area. She has worked regionally and nationally with clients that include American Airlines, McDonalds, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Greyhound, Home Depot and the local NBC affiliate KXAS. She has appeared in commercials for clients such as Wal-Mart, Albertson's and The Texas Lottery and well television shows, that include "Walker Texas Ranger" and Showtime's "Going To California." She has been seen in such films as Selena and on YouTube in the comedy short "Scream Sequin Scream" that was a 2006 festival selection for Women In Film. In September 2007 she played the lead in another short, "A Thousand Cocktails Later" that she co-wrote with director Bradley Harding. And in 2008, she appeared in HallMark Hall of Fame's "Front of the Class" on CBS. She has performed as an actress with The Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three, Theatre Too, Pegasus, Kitchen Dog, Uptown Players, Echo and Casa on The Square. In 1994 The Golden Pyramid, which she co-wrote received the Best New Play by the Southwest Theatre Association. Upon publication, the play received an Equity production in 1995 at Theatre Too, in Dallas and an East Coast premiere in Wilmington NC, through Minerva Productions. In 1998, Gently Down The Stream, her one act about Alzheimers received a staged reading at The Dallas Theatre Center. Ms. Moroney began writing spec scripts for network television in 1997, through Glass Ceiling Creative, to broaden her writing experience. In 1999, she and her writing partner Bruce Carey, at Glass Ceiling pitched several spec scripts to the networks after being asked to spec two scripts for "Everybody Loves Raymond". Bruce and Molly produced nearly fifty national radio spots through their renamed company 2 Creative Creative until closing shop in 2010. In 2002, she produced her new two-act, A Matter Of Blood at the Trinity River Arts Center through Chelsea Park Productions which later became Cyrano Players. In summers of 2004 and 2005 she taught a playwriting workshop through Cyrano Players for the Festival Of Independent Theatres that culminated with readings of each of the ten minute plays her students produced. In May 2005 she had her play dealing with terrorism entitled, The One Among Us, produced by Ameristage for a festival of one acts at the WaterTower Theatre. Also in 2005 she performed with Uptown Players as Odette in Southern Baptist Sissies for which she was nominated for a Leon Rabin Award as well as a Column Award. In 2006, A Perfect Caste was selected for the Out Of The Loop Festival. And finally in 2009, The Selection Room about a send up in the funeral business was a Kitchen Dog's New Works finalist. In October 2009, her one act Futilitarin Hell that was part of Ameristage Players, Six Pack of One Acts. After that production, she completed a trilogy entitled Communication Breakdown that encompasses three one acts dealing with the daily frustrations in life. Futilitarian Hell is one of those plays. Molly began her nineteenth play, Kithless in Paradise in 2009. She is pleased to see this production come to life and wishes to thank Niki Flacks for her incredible patience and critiques as well as Bill and Bryan for their constant belief in her talent.
Niki Flacks' (Director) impressive career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Productions directed in London include: most recently the UK premier of Love in the Insecurity Zone (Hen and Chickens), Measure for Measure and Importance of Being Earnest (New Players), UK premiere Star Power (Landor), Anhouil's Antigone, All in the Timing, Dysfunctional Families: The Stuff of Drama, Recipes for the New Millennium, Hecuba, The Bergman Project (An original theatrical montage based on Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, Miss Julie and Doll's House),Hay Fever, The Children's Hour, Three Sisters, (The Cockpit), Strindberg's The Father, (The Courtyard West End), the world premier of Bernardo Stella's Autumn Music (Pentameters), May Contain Nuts (Hen and Chickens), The Kindness of Strangers (The Landor), Shakespeare's Pericles, with Stephen Beckett at Ludlow Castle in Wales. She directed two London premiers of Mike Folie's plays, The Adjustment and Slave Shack, and another London premier of Richard Brockman's Informed Consent. U.S. productions include: The Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Absurd Person Singular, Old Times, Kindertransport, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Seagull, Three Divas, Naked by the River and The Tiger and the Typists. As an actress she co-starred on Broadway in Private Lives (with Maggie Smith, directed by Sir John Gielgud), Candide (directed by Harold Prince), Dinner at Eight (directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie) and Spokesong (directed by Kenneth Frankel). Flacks played leading roles at most of the major regional/repertory theatres in America: The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Yale Rep, Washington Arena Stage, Atlanta Alliance, Buffalo Arena, Dallas Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Hillberry Classic Theatre and Dallas Shakespeare Festival. Her musical tours and off-Broadway include: West Side Story (opposite Richard Chamberlain), Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Leonard Nimoy), Company, When You Comin' Back Red Ryder? and Off the Wall (opposite Henry Winkler). On television she starred as the infamous Karen Woleck on "One Life to Live," as well as many guest appearances on various series. Flacks' films include: The Lathe of Heaven, Semi-tough, Murder in Texas, The Acorn People, Miriam and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London's West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her workshops in Paris have led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is author of the book, PowerTalk, Macmillan Publishing Co. and founder of The Bergerac Company, where she developed corporate training by combining theatre skills and psychology. Bergerac's flagship program, PowerTalk, has been taught all over the world.