Mauckingbird to Present BEAUTIFUL THING, 1/15-2/2

Mauckingbird's Resident scenic designer Andrew Laine is charged with creating a highly intimate layout for the neighborhood of Thamesmead. The design will take advantage of the space in the Skybox theater at the Adrienne, bringing audiences directly into the homes and lives of the characters. Resident lighting designer Jessica Wallace will create lighting, with sound design by Brandon McShaffrey. Costume design will be by newcomer Ariel Wang.

Jonathan Harvey is an award-winning playwright whose plays include: THE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE (Liverpool Playhouse Studio), WILDFIRE (Royal Court); BEAUTIFUL THING (Bush Theatre, London and Donmar Warehouse/Duke of York's), John Whiting Award; BABIES (National Theatre Studio/Royal Court), George Devine Award and Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award; BOOM BANG-A-BANG (Bush Theatre); HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN (ETT/Hampstead); and OUT IN THE OPEN (Hampstead/Birmingham Rep). Television and film work includes: "West End Girls" (Carlton); "Beautiful Thing" (Channel Four); "Gimme Gimme Gimme" (BBC).

Peter Reynolds (Artistic Director) currently serves as the Head of Musical Theater for the Department of Theater at Temple University. In Philadelphia, he has worked at Media Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Villanova Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Reynolds spent six years as Artistic Director of the award-winning HealthWorks Theatre in Chicago and has also worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Building Chicago, Apollo Theatre Chicago, St. Louis' HotCity Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and Maples Repertory.

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