Group Theatre Too's QUICK CURTAINS to Feature Three New Jersey Youths, 11/13-17
Three New Jersey youths will make their New York acting debuts in The Group Theatre Too's (Michael Blevins, Artistic Director, Justin Boccitto, Executive Producer) Tenth Anniversary Season production of "Quick Curtains" an evening of theatrical shorts by Arthur Miller, William Inge, PercivAl Wilde and Tennessee Williams that will perform November 13th through 17th at Manhattan's Hudson Guild Theatre. The evening is comprised of, Inge's "The Rainy Afternoon", Wilde's "The Reckoning", Miller's "The Last Yankee", and "The Case of the Crushed Petunias" and "Adam and Eve On A Ferry" both by Tennessee Williams.
Nine year old Olivia Berlingerio of Oxford, ten year old Chris Nunez of Landing, and ten year old Olivia Mancuso of Port Murray are all current theatre students of Broadway, Film and Television veteran Michael Blevins' at the Centenary Young Performer's Workshop in Hackettstown, NJ. The NJ youngsters are directed by Blevins in William Inge's one-act play, "The Rainy Afternoon" featured in "Quick Curtains". Other professional actors and industry professional adults involved with and appearing in the show include Michael Penna (Broadway's Spamalot), Michael Hoyt (GTT's Provincetown 2012), Victor Avila (Director, The Reckoning), Ann-Marie Sepe (Off-Broadway's Totally Tublar Time Machine), Cristina Marie (Sex In The City & GTT's Seesaw), Edwin Francisco (Director, The Last Yankee) Lexie Spears (Orange is the New Black), Nicky Romaniello (Urban Cowboy, National Tour), Jeff Brelvi (Director, The Case of the Crushed Petunias), Ian EdWard Smith (Lighting & Set Designer), Alex Evans (Asst. Director) and GTT Executive Producer, Justin Boccitto are all former students of Blevins and Centenary Young Performers Workshop Alumni.
Stephanie Sine (Director, Case of the Crushed Petunias) and actors Lee Heinz (Broadway's Peter Pan), Ben Prayz (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Nathan Myers (The Haunting Of...), and BrIan Keith MacDonald (Broadway's Merchant of Venice) also appear in "Quick Curtains" which is an Actor's Equity Approved Code production.
The younger "Quick Curtains" cast members Berlingerio, Nunez and Mancuso can also be seen in the Centenary Stage Company professional production of Alan Menken's "A Christmas Carol" also directed and choreographed by Michael Blevins and opens November 28th at the Centenary Stage Compnay in Hackettstown, NJ.
"Quick Curtains" performs at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street, (between 9th and 10th Avenues) November 13th, 14th, 15th 16th at 8PM and 1th at 2PM. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the door or beforehand online at: www.oneactplayhouse.com.