Theatre9/12 Opens THE EQUATION Tonight
THEATRE9/12 presents THE EQUATION, a new play by Charles S. Waxberg author of A Shade of Green, tonight, January 24th - February 15, 2014.
In our time of soaring unemployment, sketchy Wall Street practices, and increasingly vast income polarity, the examination of a capitalistic economy and what it does to humanity asks to be explored. Originally commissioned by the UNITAS Theatre Co. of Los Angeles who felt the plays themes were too controversial for a new company, the workshop was produced nevertheless by the cast and crew and since revised by its author. Told through reverse chronology in Depression-era New York City with layered scenes in a nearby town house one generation later, THE EQUATION engages the audience in a "how-done-it" about a birth rather than a death. This period "play of excavation" reveals a physician and his wife who attempt to adopt the infant son of a Russian woman desperate to give her child a shot at the American Dream glittering impossibly beyond her grasp.
Directed by Theatre 9/12 Artistic Director Charles Waxberg, the cast features: Eric Olson as Arash Cynthia Geary as Ivy DupontMonica Finney as Victoria Gates Joey Fechtel as Barron GatesColleen Carey as PandoraDavid S. Klein as Dr. JeromeThe design team includes Michael LoSasso (Stage Manager), John Epperson (Sound Design), Mishka Navarre-Huff (Costumes), Christopher Scofield (Lights), Robin Macartney (Set designer) with Paul O'Connell as Production Manager.
THE EQUATION, a play of excavation by Charles S. Waxberg, will run January 24th to February 15th 2014, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Saturday Matinees January 25th, February 8th, & 15th at 2pm and Sunday Matinee February 2nd at 2:00pm. All performances take place at Trinity Parish Hall, 609 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. All performances are pay-what-you-can-afford. For reservations and information visit www.theatre912.com, email email@example.com, or call (206) 332-7908.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, PLAYWRIGHTCHARLES WAXBERG is a director, author and award-winning playwright with over a dozen productions in New York City, LA, and Seattle. His most recent play, A Shade of Green, was a critical and popular success. Local directing credits include Blithe Spirit, Suddenly Last Summer, A Shade of Green (co-director), Everything in the Garden, and Canyon's Edge with Theatre 9/12; Transylvanian Clockworks (Footlight Award winner) with Balagan Theatre; and The House of Bernarda Alba (Arouet). Waxberg's early career earned him recognition as an educator at Carnegie-Mellon University, Instructor and Conservatory Director for the Roundabout Theatre Conservatory, a Script Analyst and Program Director for The Stella Adler Conservatory and an occasional director at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Waxberg relocated to Los Angeles where he continued teaching at the Stella Adler Los Angeles Academy and became the founding Artistic Director for the UNITAS Theatre Company. In 2006 Waxberg relocated to Seattle where he became the founding Artistic Director of Seattle's Balagan theatre. He is currently the founding Artistic Director of Theatre9/12, where he sometimes directs. His book, The Actor's Script-Script Analysis for Performers was published by Heinemann Books in 1998 and is currently in its 14th printing.
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