Apollinaire Theatre Company to Stage FROM WHITE PLAINS, 11/15-12/14

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents From White Plains by by Michael Perlman, in Collaboration with Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Jimmy King and Aaron Rossinil. Just because it gets better, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

After a shocking announcement on international television, 30 year old Ethan Rice finds himself finally having to confront who he was and whom he hurt as a teenager. The story follows four men, both gay and straight, as they attempt to take responsibility for their past and move beyond it, aided and complicated by social media and viral videos. The play examines how male relationships change as boys grow into men, and asks who gets to speak for a victim of bullying when he is no longer here to speak for himself.

From White Plains was premiered by Fault Line Theatre at La Tea Theatre, and moved to The Studio Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City. It was the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off-Broadway Production and has been nominated for three New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

Performances of From White Plains are November 15-December 14, 2013, running Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. Dec. 1 & 8 at 3:00. Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 or on-line at www.apollinairetheatre.com. Information and directions at www.apollinairetheatre.com. Performances will be followed by a Reception with the actors in the Gallery.

Apollinaire Theatre Company stages passionate plays at their elegantly restored theater in the Chelsea Theatre Works, as well as New England's only bilingual free summer theater in the park. Less than five miles from downtown Boston, our historic building is at the center of the burgeoning Chelsea arts community. Recent productions include Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill, The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower by Jean Cocteau, dark play or stories for boys by Carlos Murillo, Arabian Night by Roland Schimmelpfennig and East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch.

Michael Perlman is a NYC based director and playwright who earned his MFA in Directing from the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Directing Program. He won the Motif Award for Best Director for Hamlet at Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program and his one-person show Flying on the Wing was presented at the New York Fringe Festival, where it was the winner of Outstanding Solo Show of 2006. Michael is proud to be a member of SDC and a Drama League Directing Fellow.

"Where sympathies lie in a story like this one would usually be pretty clear, but the play succeeds in upending expectations and presenting an insightful and honest look at all sides in an unfortunately all-too-familiar story. Between Dennis' passionate crusade to combat childhood ghosts, and Gregory's resistance to come out to his own parents, the play also becomes a thoughtful meditation on pride, shame, and the dynamics of love and sexual identity."-Towleroad

Starring: Diego Buscaglia, Mauro Canepa, Steven DeMarco, Brooks Reeves

Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Set & Costumes Design: Maria Kapustina
Sound Design: David Reiffel
Props Design: John Cadiz
Stage Manager: Joe Ouellette
ASM: Stephanie Ruby Simonoff

Running Time Apx. 95 minutes

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