Playwright Leslye Headland to Appear at Brooklyn Premiere of BACHELORETTE for Q&A, Today
BrooklynONE productions (bkONE) presents the Brooklyn Premiere of Leslye Headland's BACHELORETTE.
Ten years out of high school, three friends crash their classmate's hotel room for the perfect pre-nuptial celebration. Fueled by booze and drugs, the former prom queen, the sweetheart cokehead and the scoring maid of honor find themselves on a road to self-destruction and discovery as their picture-perfect lives are peeled away to reveal what lies beneath.
The show is at St. John's Parish Hall at 461 99th Street in Brooklyn with performances on March 14, 15 and 21 at 8pm before its final performance at 4pm on Sunday, March 23. Playwright Leslye Headland will be featured in a Q and A following this Saturday's performance.
Tickets are $20 ($10 for students w/ valid ID) and can be purchased at the door or online: http://www.brooklynONE.org/featured.
BACHELORETTE was made into a film starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher based on Headland's play. This production, which opened March 7, is directed by New York-based director Nik Aliye. "The best thing about these characters is how finely flawed they are." Says Aliye. "We're having such a great time discovering the nuances of these characters and the night they're going through. I'm so lucky to be working with such a talented cast and crew and I cannot even believe how wonderful everyone at BrooklynONE is."
Artistic Director and bkONE founder Anthony Marino, who serves as the show's producer, remarks that "a show like Bachelorette is a natural fit for the ongoing mission of our company; bringing quality Manhattan style works to Brooklyn. Having Leslye join us for our March 15th production is an honor." Marino noted that the talk will include the cast and crew of the production, in addition to Ms. Headland. Questions will be open to the audience and on social media by submitting them to @brooklynONE or @leslyeheadland on twitter with hashtag #bacheloretteBK. bkONE will also take questions via email: submit@brooklynONE.org and use #bacheloretteBK in the subject area.
BACHELORETTE features: Alexis Demetra Baker, Amy-Helene Carlson, KK Glick, Tony Grayson, Anthony Noto and Elyse Steingold,
BrooklynONE productions was founded in 2006 as a haven for new, bold, alternative and experimental works. With a focus on ensemble work, the artistic process and community activism BrooklynONE continues to cultivate thought provoking works and mentor new and emerging artists of all ages and levels. BrooklynONE keeps a residence in South Brooklyn, having had their works produced throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. More information on brooklynONE productions can be found at www.brooklynONE.org.