World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS Continues Theatre of NOTE's 2014 Season, Now thru 1/10

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS, written by David Bucci and directed by Alina Phelan.

Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL continues to inspire, bewitch and speak to playwrights, directors, and actors all over the world almost a hundred and twenty years after it was first performed. Taking his cue from the Russian master, David Bucci's POSSUM CARCASS uses The Seagull as a jumping off point but creates something wholly and uniquely his own. A Chekhovian blueprint with a garage rock pulse, a Lower East Side brain, and the timeless, breathtaking ups and hilarious downs of trying to make it as an artist in New York City.

Conrad wants to be a writer with a capital W. He pines for Nina, who pines for stardom. Conrad's mother Mona has already achieved that, as she is a legend of daytime TV. Her paramour, a younger and well established sci-fi writer, Boris, is on the cusp of the big time. Lydia makes videos and sees what nobody else can in Conrad. Except his Uncle Angus, who is a self-taught special effects man.

POSSUM CARCASS is Chekhov at CBGB's, with no money to get home. A hilarious and darkly poignant look at what it is to be an artist, and who it is that gets to decide that. Giving up isn't the same as losing, but wanting to make art is a simply dreadful disease...

POSSUM CARCASS will preview today and Wednesday, December 2nd and 3rd, and will officially open Thursday, December 4th at 8PM. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 7PM until December 21st, and then resume performances on Friday, January 2nd, with shows the 2nd and 3rd at 8PM, Sunday, January 4th at 7PM, and Wednesday through Saturday, January 7th-10th at 8PM at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM:

DAVID BUCCI (playwright) is a writer and musician living in Seattle, Washington. Bucci's plays have been produced by Woolly Mammoth Theater Company (DC), Annex Theatre (Seattle), The Flea Theater (NYC), and Salvage VanguardTheater (Austin) among others. He studied playwriting with Paula Vogel at Brown University and Mac Wellman at Brooklyn College. David Bucci teaches writing at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA.

ALINA PHELAN (director) graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in acting and has been a NOTEmember since 1999. She has directed several short plays and readings, but her full-length directorial debut was Three Sisters with Hapalis Productions in 2005. In 2012 she directed a re-mount of the NOTE holiday classic A Mulholland Christmas Carol. Aside from directing she is also an actress. Most recently at NOTE: I Wanna Hold Your Hand and Disassembly. Other favorite shows include Hamlet: The First Quarto (for which she won a Garland Award for her performance as Hamlet,) Yellow Flesh/Alabaster Rose, Bing, Hearts Like Fists and Figure 8. Performances at othertheatres include: Family Planning with Chalk Rep (Ovation Nominee for Best Lead Actress), Lascivious Something with Circle X, Dead Man's Cell Phone with ICT and Love Water at Open Fist. Some film and TV credits include Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Selling, Lake City (with Sissy Spacek), Grey's Anatomy, Lie To Me, Criminal Minds and ER.

ABOUT THE CAST AND DESIGN TEAM:

The cast of POSSUM CARCASS features: Kjai Block, Alana Dietze, Jonathon Lamer, Lauren Letherer, Nadia Marina, and Travis York.

POSSUM CARCASS features some of LA's most renowned theatre designers, including: William Moore, Jr. (set), Bosco Flanagan (lighting), Martin Carrillo (sound), Amanda Antunes (costume) and Misty Carlisle (props). The production is stage managed by Stacy Benjamin.

POSSUM CARCASS will preview on Tuesday, December 2 and Wednesday December 3 at 8PM, and opens Thursday December 4 at 8PM. It runs through Saturday, January 10 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 7PM, with a Wednesday evening performance addedJanuary 7. Tickets are $25; students and seniors are $20. For tickets and details, call (323) 856-8611, or visit www.theatreofnote.com to purchase tickets online and to view complete schedule.

About Theatre of NOTE - We at Theatre of NOTE are an enduring ensemble of diverse theatre artists in the heart of Hollywood who inspire, inform, and ignite our audiences by discovering courageous voices and creating entertaining, provocative, and revelatory theatrical works.

NOTE was founded in 1981 by Kevin Carr, along with Kitty Felde, Marc Gordon, Melanie MacQueen, Heather Carr, & Ted Parks as a forum for original one-act plays (N.O.T.E. stood for "New One-Act Theatre Ensemble"), and to provide a stimulating environment for new playwrights. Since its inception, NOTE has been through several transitions, but the integrity of the original idea has always remained intact. We premiere an average of four main stage productions a year, by writers such as W.H. Auden, Bertolt Brecht, Sheila Callaghan, Christopher Kelley, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Maisel, Leon Martell, Murray Mednick, Dennis Miles, John O'Keefe, Erik Patterson, Bill Robens and Jacqueline Wright. NOTE also upholds a tradition of acclaimed late-night shows, first launched in 1988, in addition to the now-annual, notorious, celebrity-crowd art magnet, The Hollywood Performance Marathon. We have earned consistent commendation from the Los Angeles press and national acclaim from such publications as American Theatre. In all, NOTE has accumulated almost 100 honors and nominations, including awards from the LA WEEKLY, Backstage West, L.A. Stage Alliance (Ovations), and PEN International. Thanks to over 30 years of advancing theatre in Los Angeles, NOTE has received generous government and corporate support, including grants from the California Arts Council, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, the Flintridge Foundation, the Libby Holman Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Robinson's/May, Sedgwick James Inc., the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Foundation, Verizon, Time Warner and, most recently, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in recognition of our Young Writers Project, an outreach program benefiting local high school students.



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