Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. to Present Reina Hardy's A MAP TO SOMEWHERE ELSE

A Map to Somewhere Else, in its NYC premiere, will play a limited run at The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Ana's Koivisto, and produced by Katherine Sommer, the production features a cast that includes Erin Healani Chung, Meghann Garmany, Finn Kilgore (Job and Restoration Comedy at The Flea Theatre), Eddy Lee, Lila Newman ("Prairie Home Companion"), Sam Ogilvie, Jay William Thomas (Variations Theatre Group's Einstein Off-Broadway), and Case Watson, with original music composed by Matt Board.

We all leave things we love behind...

What happens to the imagined worlds we create as children? The tender, heroic, silly, elaborate fantasies that shape the souls of so many ordinary people, then are abandoned as we grow. What if, all this time, they were there waiting, hoping we'd come back? A Map to Somewhere Else is a comic drama full of fantasy, music, and magic that dares to ask what happens when that long-closed door is reopened. What adventures wait for us beyond the threshold?

"This isn't your average fantasy romp - there are dark moments and difficult questions raised. It's a story for adults who remember the limitless dreams of childhood; a play that imagines a world of endless possibilities, and then draws the audience into that world," says director Anaïs Koivisto. "It's a beautiful, hilarious, heart-breaking ride.

REINA HARDY (Playwright) makes her New York production debut with A Map To Somewhere Else. She is currently a Michener Fellow at UT Austin, a 2013 finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize, the recipient of the 2012 Interact 20/20 Commission, and a National New Play Network Playwright. Her plays have been performed at Rorschach Theatre in DC, the Vortex in Austin, Capital Stage Sacramento, Orlando Shakespeare, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, where Reina was awarded the Holland New Voices Award. She spent part of summer 2013 at the Kennedy Center, workshopping The Claire Play, which was presented at the NNPN National New Play Showcase in December 2013. Her play, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven, which won the Kennedy Center TYA Prize, was produced as part of UTNT at UT Austin in February 2014.

Tickets for A Map to Somewhere Else cost $16 and can be purchased in advance online at AMTSE.brownpapertickets.com. Performances dates are 6/19-6/21 and 6/23-6/28 at 8pm, and 6/22 at 5pm. The 133rd Street Arts Center Lab is located at 308 West 133rd Street New York, NY 10027, near 125th on the A and D lines, and 135th on the B, C, 2 and 3 lines. For more information visit us online at www.everydayinferno.com.

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