Rising Phoenix Repertory Presents Next Cino Nights- EDIE & ALEXANDER

Rising Phoenix Repertory Presents Next Cino Nights- EDIE & ALEXANDER

Rising Phoenix Repertory announces the 12th play in the CINO NIGHTS SERIES EDIE & ALEXANDER a new play BY MEGAN MOSTYN-BROWN directed by Mia Rovegno

FULLY produced on half a shoestring AND performed, warts and all, for ONE NIGHT ONLY - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH at 7PM

featuring Erin Gann AND Molly Ward

Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 East Seventh Street

(6 to Astor Place, R/W to 8th Street, F to 2nd Ave)

THE twelfth IN a year-and-a-half-long series of TWENTY-one world-premiere plays commissioned by rising Phoenix rep to BE performed in the extremely intimate close quarters of the basement space of downtown restaurant Jimmy's No. 43

performances from September 2010 - June 2012

Admission is free; space is extremely limited reservations are strongly encouraged
and can be made by calling 212-946-5198 for more information please visit www.risingphoenixrep.org

Following the sold out performances and overflow crowds for its first full year of Cino Nights presentations (including new plays by Gary Sunshine, Mando Alvarado, Courtney Baron, Florencia Lozano, Kristen Palmer, Emily DeVoti, Lucy Thurber, Jessica Dickey, Adam Szymkowicz, Laura Eason, and Daniel Reitz), Rising Phoenix Rep continues the series on November 13th at 7 p.m. with EDIE & ALEXANDER by Megan Mostyn-Brown. The play introduces audiences to Edie and Alexander, who are so glad you moved in next door. So very glad. They'd like to invite you over for dinner. They promise it will be an evening to remember.

The production will be directed by Mia Rovegno and features Erin Gann (The Aliens/Rattlestick) and Molly Ward (Kin/Playwrights Horizons).

Inspired by Joe Cino and his Caffe Cino-one of the original birthplaces of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and early home to such writers as Doric Wilson, Robert Patrick, John Guare, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, and William M. Hoffman-New York Innovative Theater Award winning company Rising Phoenix Rep has commissioned twenty-one playwrights to write new, full-length plays for the Seventh Street Small Stage, the intimate back room space at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village, where the company has mounted critically acclaimed and award winning productions of new plays for the past six years.

Rising Phoenix Rep artistic director Daniel Talbott described the series as a place to tap into the raw, inspired, inventive, and pioneering work of the Caffe Cino, where the love of theatre and new work was joined with a scrappy, do-it-yourself work ethic. All shows will be rehearsed for a week and then fully mounted and produced, warts and all, for one night only with free admission.

Cino Nights are currently scheduled through June 2012 and will celebrate the spirit of indie theatre as a home for new plays and theatre artists as well as hopefully honor what has been said of the Caffe Cino: "the first studio of theater where playwrights can experiment as painters and poets have done for a century, free from the tyranny of audience, box-office, church, and criticism." The plays will be fully produced for one night only on a more or less monthly basis. The remaining playwrights, in the order their plays will appear, are:

Dael Orlandersmith: January 2012

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