Monday, March 26th, 7:30pm
HOW TO FLY by Olivia George (TILES, The Lark).
Directed by Daniella Caggiano (Named one of The Interval's Women to Watch in 2016, Current MTC Directing Fellow).
"When Bea's mother and father split up, Bea faces moving to Chicago, and away from her best friend, Tracy. To ensure Bea has a way to return home, the girls cast a spell meant to grant Bea the power of flight, but the results are not what they expected. A distance builds between the two friends, one that's maybe even harder to cross than the miles between Chicago and New Jersey. HOW TO FLY wonders who holds us back, who pushes us forwards, why little girls make so many pacts and friendship bracelets, and why both so often end up breaking."
The cast includes Azalea Lewis and Rachel Griesinger along with returning Pie, Pint, and a Play actors Starr Kirkland (Hottentotted, Ars Nova) and Jill Melanie Wirth (The Normal Heart, La MaMa).
Suggested Donation of $10.
The reading and pie (a flavor inspired by the play) will be located upstairs, so purchase your pint first then head on up!
Doors will open 10 minutes before and are located towards the back.
61 Local (61 Bergen St.) is located steps away from the BERGEN stop on the F/G train. It is a 5 minute walk from the BOROUGH HALL stop on the 4/5 train and the HOYT-SCHERMERHORN stop on the A/C train.
More information and details can be found at www.jessicagiannone.com/pies.
The Pie, Pint, and a Play Reading series was begun by actress and NY Times Recommended pie baker, Jessica Giannone (Bristol Old Vic, Williamstown, SPACE on Ryder Farm), in 2015 and has been in residence at 61 Local since 2016. Each play presented has been proudly written, directed and produced by a female artist. Past plays have been by Abi Morgan (Lovesong, The Iron Lady), Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us, The Cake), and Christina Quintana (Gumbo, EST). Previous directors have included Kimberly Faith Hickman (MTC, Roundabout, Artistic Director of Omaha Playhouse), Rebecca Cunningham (HERE Arts, Signature Theatre), and Illana Stein (A.R.T., Theater for a New Audience). Past performers have included such actors as Becky Ann Baker (Cardinal, Girls), Lizbeth Mackay (Bull in a China Shop, The Humans), Elisa Santora (In the Heights), and Keira Naughton (These Paper Bullets).