Playwright William Mastrosimone Set for Q&A Following La Strada's OBLIVION
OBLIVION follows the character of Ayr, a high fashion model who seeks the high life, and Phil, her opera composer boyfriend who is as addicted to her as she is addicted to heroin. The reading will conclude with a question and answer with the Emmy Award Winning playwright and screenwriter.
"I read the play four years ago and was blown away," says La Strada's Artistic Director A.J. Ciccotelli. "I couldn't get it out of my mind. Now we have a great cast to bring this play to life. Only a master playwright like Mastrosimone can take a subject normally shied away from into a master class in character, suspense and illumination. It truly is a stunner...but don't expect easy resolutions or answers. This a powerful piece of true American Theater."
William Mastrosimone is a native from Trenton, New Jersey and attended Mason Gross School of the Arts; a part of Rutgers University. His plays include The Woolgether, Extremities, Shivaree, Bang, Bang You're Dead, The Afghan Women, Nanawatai, Sunshine, and Cat's Paw. His screenplays include With Honors, Into the West and the miniseries Sinatra. He won the daytime Emmy for Bang, Bang You're Dead and was nominated for the Prime Time Emmy for Into the West & The Burning Season.
The staged reading of OBLIVION by William Mastrosimone will be presented on Sat. April 16th, 2:00pm, at Jersey Short Arts Center's 3rd Floor Theater -- 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove NJ -- with a Q&A session with the playwright following. Suggested Donation: $5. Learn more about La Strada at www.LaStradaEnsemble.org.