Azuka Theatre to Present World Premiere of SKIN & BONE, Begin. 3/8

Azuka Theatre to Present World Premiere of SKIN & BONE, Begin. 3/8

In March, Azuka Theatre continues its season with the World Premiere of Jacqueline Goldfinger's Skin & Bone. This play begins previews on March 5, opens Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m., and closes March 23. Tickets cost $20 - $25 and are available at AzukaTheatre.org or (215) 563-1100. All shows will be performed at Azuka's home at The Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom Street.

Skin & Bone is the second play in Jacqueline Goldfinger's trilogy of contemporary Southern Gothic plays that she is creating for Azuka. In this new work, aging sisters Midge and Madge run a broken down bed and breakfast that has a date with a wrecking ball. When a young woman appears, searching for clues about a former guest, the memories she stirs up send all three women down the dark and dusty road of a past better left hidden. Skin & Bone is set in the same creepy and quiet small panhandle town of Transfer, Florida that Goldfinger created for Azuka's 2011 World Premiere, the terrible girls.

Directed by Allison Heishman, who directed the terrible girls, the cast includes Drucie McDaniel and Maureen Torsney-Weir as the sisters who run the inn, Amanda Schoonover as the young woman who comes into their lives unexpectedly and Nathan Holt as Ronnie a bumbling neighborhood contractor. The set is designed by Dirk Durossett. Chris Hallenbeck is the Lighting Designer. Katherine Fritz is designing the costumes and Dan Kontz is the sound designer. Avista Custom Theatricals is handling the props.

Jacqueline Goldfinger is an Award-winning playwright - nominated for the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play for 2011's the terrible girls and winning the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play for Slip/Shot, which also won the Brown Martin Philadelphia Award. She is the Playwright-in-Residence at Azuka Theatre. She is an Adjunct Professor of Playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania and University of the Arts. She is also a Co-Founder of The Foundry - an organization that supports the development of emerging playwrights. Along with several local productions, her work has been produced around the country. She holds a B.A. from Agnes Scott College and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California.

"We are thrilled to bring another one of Jackie's weird and wonderful creations to our audiences. Her voice is so unique and I love helping to bring her characters to life. Our Philly audiences were captivated by the world of the terrible girls, Skin & Bone takes us back there and builds upon the creepy and carefree macabre comedy we got a taste of the first time around," said director Heishman.

Louis Bluver is the Honorary Producer of this show. Russet is the Opening Night Sponsor.

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