Trinity Rep and WBRU to Host Under35@Veronica Meadows, 4/17

Trinity Rep and WBRU to Host Under35@Veronica Meadows, 4/17

Trinity Rep and WBRU announce their next Under35@TRC WBRU Night, Under35@Veronica Meadows, Thursday, April 17. Sponsored by WBRU, Under35@TRC is Trinity Rep's membership program for theater goers between 21 and 35. Membership is free and includes $25 tickets to any Trinity Rep performance and invitations to special events. Under35@Veronica Meadows includes a pre-show reception and viewing of the Dowling Theater's art gallery Cover to Cover: The Veronica Meadows Series Imagined, featuring the work of RISD illustration students. The event also provides an exclusive opportunity to meet the artists displayed in the exhibit. The reception begins at 6:00pm, gallery opens at 6:30, followed by a 7:30pm performance of Veronica Meadows. Tickets for the evening are $25 for Under35@TRC members and include the pre-show events and performance. Membership for Under35@TRC is free for those 21-35. To join, email Ted Chylack at tchylack@trinityrep.com or visit www.trinityrep.com. Tickets are available through the box office at 201 Washington St., by calling (401)351-4242 or online at www.trinityrep.com.

Under35@Veronica Meadows brings together all walks of life from Providence's vibrant, young arts community, from enthusiasts to practitioners. "With RISD's art installation, WBRU's sweet tunes, and Trinity Rep's world-premiere play, this night will be like a circus," promises Under35@TRC Party Czar, Ted Chylack, "An amazing, one-of-a-kind arts circus- with snacks and wine, of course."

A collection of original illustrations for book covers in a fictitious Veronica Meadows mystery series, created by RISD illustration students, hangs in the Trinity Rep Dowling Theater lobby throughout the run of Veronica Meadows. Inspired by a suggestion from playwright Stephen Thorne, Michael Guy, Trinity Rep's creative director and RISD alum, along with RISD professor Lars Grant West, worked with a class of junior and senior illustration students to produce a contemporary take on an old literary and illustration genre. After a quick survey of the art of tawdry pulp fiction novels, breathless mystery magazines, beloved girl detective books, and after getting to know a little about Trinity Rep's young heroine, the students were given free rein to imagine what a bookshelf full of Veronica Meadows mysteries might look like. This event is free and open to patrons throughout the run of the show.

The State Theater of Rhode Island, Trinity Repertory Company is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 145,000. In its 50-year history, the theater has produced 62 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 46th year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's pioneering educational outreach program. Last season, Trinity Rep's educational programs reached over 16,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut students through matinees as well as in-school residencies and workshops.Brown University/Trinity Rep offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. The 50th Anniversary season concludes with the world premiere of Veronica Meadows by Stephen Thorne and A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. Subscriptions are now on sale for Trinity Rep's 2014-2015 Season, which includes the world premiere Curt Columbus' translation of Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, Middletown by Will Eno, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau and the world premiere of Melancholy Play: a new chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl with music by Todd Almond. For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at www.trinityrep.com.

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