THE GIANT AND THE PIXIE to Make it's East Coast Premiere this September

THE GIANT AND THE PIXIE to Make it's East Coast Premiere this September

Award-winning playwright Jonathan Josephson (Milwaukee Rep, Humana Festival) and director Jonathan Harper Schlieman (Actors Theatre of Louisville) have announced their latest collaboration: the east coast premiere of The Giant and The Pixie, fairy tale for grown ups. The play received its world premiere at Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA where it received a StageSceneLA award for Best Ensemble. The play was also named as a Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

"The play has been updated, re-imagined and reworked since it's world premiere," said Josephson. "The play was well received in its initial production but I am extremely excited for east coast audiences to get a chance to experience this more dynamic version."

This is the Jonathans third collaboration. The first time they worked together was last year on Josephson's Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi - Schlieman directed that production in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival where it was named as one of the festival winners). Their most recent collaboration was on the short play "Phone Friend" as a part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival; the play is slated for a second production with the Unknown Artists (Los Angeles CA) later this fall.

About the play:
With giants mopping floors and trolls patrolling the roof, Northside Plaza is not your typical shopping mall. Arthur is a conscientious giant who works by day as a janitor - trying to win the heart of Cipriana, an executive, who also works in the mall. Sebastian - the hotheaded knight - is not happy with this and wants to get rid of Arthur, but Arthur's buddy Gregory (the "troll with a soul") won't have anything of it. All the while Cipriana's father, the magician, watches from a distance with an agenda of his own.

Featuring:
Arthur (the giant)..........Carter Dean
Cipriana (the pixie)......Ruthellen Cheney
Gregory (the troll) .......Daniel Martin
Sebastian (the knight)....Matthew Tyler
The Boss.....Chaz McCormack

Part of The New York SummerFest at the
Hudson Guild Theatre.
441 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Three performances only!
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 @ 9pm
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 @ 1pm
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 @ 6pm

Tickets: $28

About the creative team:

Jonathan Harper Schlieman (Director): Jonathan is a director/producer in NYC. Credits include The Weiner Monologues (The Factory); Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi (Sam French OOB, winner); GUS (The PIT, FringeNYC); Phone Friend (MITF); The LIE Mission (Actors Theatre); and many others. Assistant Directing: Yours Unfaithfully, (Mint Theatre Company, Jonathan Banks, Dir.); Residence (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hal Brooks, Dir.); Horseplay (Theatre Askew, Elyse Singer, Dir.). Alumnus: of Actors Theatre of Louisville, Professional Training Company; National Theatre Institute Advance Directing Semester, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; AOS and Advanced Actor Training, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; BA with Honors, Hunter College. www.jonathanharperschlieman.com

Jonathan Josephson (Playwright): Jonathan is a playwright and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Thirty-two of his plays have been produced at site-specific locations, schools and theatres around the world including The Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Milwaukee Rep (RepLab), San Jose Rep (SJREAL), The 2016 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival (Festival Winner) and Chance Theater. He is also the Executive Director of Unbound Productions, a regional theatre company that creates immersive adaptations of classic literature. For Unbound, Jonathan has adapted 14 plays ranging for the Arthur Conan Doyle mashup Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective (LA County Arboretum), The Girl Who Owned A Bear and The GArden Party for History Lit (Pasadena Museum of History) and numerous works of horror and tragedy for Wicked Lit (Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery). Member of Dramatists Guild, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the Playground-LA Writers Pool.

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