Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage Company
Last night Barrington Stage Company presented the World Premiere of Engagements by Lucy Teitler and BroadwayWorld was there. Directed by Louisa Proske (BSC debut), Engagements stars (in their BSC debuts) Amanda Quaid (Irish Rep's The Weir) as Lauren, Kate Loprest (First Date) as Allison, Adam Gerber (George Street Playhouse The Whipping Man) as Ryan, Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) as Catherine, and Robert David Grant (Yale Rep Hamlet) as Mark.
Engagements tells the story of Lauren, a very bright but slightly confused millennial who is spending her summer attending picture-perfect engagement parties. Lauren has no qualms when facing love's trials, but may have met her match in her best friend's boyfriend As the unforgettable heroine of this pitch-black anti-romantic comedy, Lauren navigates this midsummer nightmare as she weighs the value of her romantic life against the real significant other in her life, her best friend.
Engagements contains mature language and adult themes.
Lucy Teitler (Playwright) BSC debut. Engagements received a workshop production at the Ensemble Studio Theatre March 2015, and is the first in an in-progress trilogy about Love in the Age of Optimization. Lucy's work has been produced Off-Off Broadway at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Atlantic Theater, and the Gene Frankel Theatre. She was a staff writer on NBC's series quarterlife, and her prose has been published in VICE, the New York Observer,New York Magazine and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale and Boston Universities, Lucy is represented by CAA.
Louisa Proske (Director) Theatre: One Day When We Were Young, The Winstons, Balm in Gilead, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Rum 'n Coca Cola, Pinkalicious the Musical, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Cymbeline, As You Like It, Macbeth, A Servant To Two Masters, The Barber Shop. Opera: Daphnis & Chloé, Falstaff, Lucia Di Lammermoor, La Voix Humaine, Invisible Cities. Co-Artistic Director of critically acclaimed Heartbeat Opera, alumna of the Drama League Director's Project. Member of faculty at Maggie Flanigan Studio teaching Shakespeare Acting and Script Analysis.
Engagements will be presented at the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4pm (excluding August 13, 15 and 20), and Sunday at 3pm.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director BSC
William Finn, Lucy Teitler, Nancy Doyne
Christopher Demos-Brown, "American Son" playwright, Roz Stuzin, Charles Stuzin
Lucy Teitler, playwright, & Ron Abel
Roxie Pin, Roz Stuzin, Christopher Demos-Brown, Eda Sorokoff
Lucy Teitler & Adam Gerber