KALLIE Runs Now thru June 22 at Cap21
A young woman rebels against her own memories of the past as she journeys from madness to love in the New York premiere of Stuart D'Ver's award-winning, pitch-black comedy Kallie. Directed by Elowyn Castle and presented by The American Renaissance Theater Company, Kallie will be performed at CAP 21 Theatre, located at 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, today, June 5-22, 2014. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. The Sunday, June 8th performance will be at 3pm. Running time of the show is approximately 85 minutes. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693693 or by calling 800-838-3006.
Kallie is an exploration of memory wrapped in a pitch black comedy about delusion, reality - and Groucho Marx. When things come to a head with her insensitive brute of a boyfriend, Kallie hops a train to find her father. But the journey turns darkly surreal and insanely funny, ending up in an end-of-the-world barroom where Kallie must make the ultimate decision.
The cast of Kallie features Baltsar Beckeld, Rachael Jenison*, Kohler McKenzie* and James Nugent*. The set designer is Brittany Vasta, lighting design by Zach Pizza, sound design by Louis Lopardi, costume design by Lisa Marie McCarroll, and stage manager is Ta' Nea Hill. Kallie is an Equity-approved showcase.
Stuart D'Ver's Kallie was short-listed for the O'Neill Conference, was a finalist for the Episcopal Actors Guild's Thomas Barbour Award, and won the 2013 Jerry Kaufman Award. Other plays include The Last Time, Sunny Climes (Abingdon Theatre), Feeling With Food, Circumstance (Neighborhood Playhouse), Clearing The Air (Turtle Shell), and Ladies of the Lake (Estrogenius Festival). His play The American Aunt, 1929 won the 2008 Raymond J. Flores Award. Mr. D'Ver is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Manhattan Oracles, The Dramatists Guild and has served as Artistic Director of ARTC.
Elowyn Castle is the director of the New York Times Critics' Pick The Norwegians, which was extended for more than a year at The Drilling Company. Other Off Broadway includes The Understanding for the Colleagues' Theatre Company, Happy Birthday Wanda June and Much Ado About Nothing at the Equity Library ; Following The Yellow Brick Road...Down The Rabbit Hole at HERE and Love Play at La Mama. Also recently: The Cemetery Club, Arsenic and Old Lace and Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. For the Deep Ellum Opera Theatre in Dallas she directed Birth/Day, a new musical by Neil Wolfe and Ron Troutman based on the Frankenstein story. Other credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona and Othello for The National Shakespeare Company, Cowboy Mouth at the Dubrovnik Festival in Yugoslavia, and The Lady's Not For Burning and Love Letters at the Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia. She is currently President of the Episcopal Actors' Guild and has served as Co-Artistic Director of ARTC.
For nearly 40 years, The American Renaissance Theater Company has operated as a developmental workshop, and in its early years, was also a significant producing organization in New York. The weekly workshop gives its members--professional actors, directors and playwrights, a supportive but challenging place to hone their skills. ARTC members work nationally and internationally in all areas of the entertainment industry and its playwrights have been produced on Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, and regionally. http://www.americanrenaissancetheater.com.
*-denotes a member of Actors' Equity