Celia Keenan-Bolger Leads SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN Reading for Colt Coeur

Celia Keenan-Bolger Leads SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN Reading for Colt Coeur

Julia Jones, Erica Rotstein and Aaron Schildkrout will host Colt Coeur's Spring Benefitreunion reading of their inaugural world-premiere production. Under the direction of Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Recall, Colt Coeur) original cast members Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher, Broadway), Erin Felgar (Billy Witch, Studio 42), Kate Cullen Roberts (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Broadway), Matt Stadelmann (American Sligo, Rattlestick), and Joe Tippett (Fish Eye, Colt Coeur) will be joined by two-time TONY nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher, Broadway) in the play that critics called "wildly charming," "pitch-perfect" and "Pinter meets My So-Called Life" when it premiered in 2010.

Seven Minutes in Heaven is a hilarious and emotionally raw play by playwright Steven Levenson (The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Roundabout), that follows six high school freshman caught in the absurd, aching, terrible ecstasy of being young on a splintered night of dysfunctional party games, fumbling first kisses, ruined reputations, broken promises, and raw, raw fun. Set in 1995-after Kurt, before Monica-the play is charged with the manic exhilaration and stultifying terror of adolescence and explores familiar territory with a unique, brash sense of theatricality.

The event will be held at Hayden 5's NoMad Loft located at 22 West 27th Street in Manhattan and $30 advance tickets are available at coltcoeur.org.

Colt Coeur, an artists' ensemble, collaboratively creates theater from the ground up. Founded in 2010, Colt Coeur has created and produced 3 world-premieres: Seven Minutes in Heaven, together as a company with playwright Steven Levenson; Fish Eye, with playwright Lucas Kavner, and Recall, by Eliza Clark. Colt Coeur also develops new work through its Play Hotel series. Upcoming readings include Laura Jacqmin's Dental Society Midwinter Meeting which will be read Monday, May 20th at 3pm in Manhattan. RSVP to coltcoeur@gmail.com for more information.

Mission statement:
We contemplate questions that inspire us and devise theatrical pieces which respond to and engage with the world in which we live. We address the ambivalence, terror and exhilaration of our age on the scale of person-to-person and moment-to-moment through theater that utilizes a simplicity of means to achieve richness of expression. We strive to create great happenings in small rooms, theater as close as a whisper in your ear or a stranger's hand brushing yours. Intimacy is our way in.

Educational programming is personal for us, because we also attended under resourced urban schools and free community arts programs were our lifeline. From our free workshops to our full scale productions offered at low-ticket prices, we nurture the next generation of theater artists and attract diverse audiences. We forge an ongoing community dialogue through our Play Hotel series of workshops, open rehearsals, & free readings.

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