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MONETIZING EMMA Plays 6/17-26 As Part Of Plant Connections Theatre Festivity


MONETIZING EMMA Written by FELIPE OSSA and directed by LEAH BONVISSUTO, featuring James Arden, Dawn Jamieson*, Janice Mann*, Daniella Rabbani*, Tovah Rose and Nitya Vidyasagar* (*appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association) plays PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY JUNE 17th - 26th, 2009, THE BOX THEATER 440 STUDIOS (Astor Place & Lafayette).

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Thackeray Walsh is pleased to announce the world premiere production of MONETIZING EMMA directed by Leah Bonvissuto. MONETIZING EMMA will play a limited engagement as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the renovated 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street at Astor Place). Performances begin Wednesday, June 17th.

The year is 2013 and boutique investment bank Thackeray Walsh is arranging the first-ever securitization of smart teenagers.

Nothing like the insanely convoluted securities that brought the global economy to its knees in 2008-2009, this bond is backed by something far more valuable than sub-prime mortgages or toxic assets.

It's backed by an A-list pool of adolescents pledging their future earnings. They get money now in return for a share of their subsequent income.

Emma Dorfman's one of the chosen elite. A shy 15-year-old who most days shuttles between bullies at school, a pushy mom and a fantasy life inspired by Jane Austen, she's not exactly sure she wants to be "monetized." But Thackeray Walsh has special plans for her and Emma may be forced to trade her split reality for something doubly scary...and far more adult.

The production features scenic design by Jasmine Vogue Pai, costume design by Mira Veikley and lighting design by Lauren Parrish. Teresa Violet Cajigas is the stage manager. Shauna Horn is the assistant director.

MONETIZING EMMA plays the following schedule:

Wednesday, June 17th at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 19th at 6 p.m.
Monday, June 22nd at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23rd at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 25th at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 26th at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at or by calling 866-811-4111.

*95 minutes*

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