Cast And Creative Team Announced For UNRAVELED BY JENNIFER BLACKMER; LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, and More
Producer Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions have announced the Cast and women-led Creative Team of UNRAVELED by Jennifer Blackmer. The production will be directed by Kathryn MacMillan, with Scenic Design by Melpomene Katakalos, Costume Design by Elivia Bovenzi, Lighting Design by Kate McGee, and Sound Design by Amy Altadonna. The UNRAVELED cast includes LaDonna Burns, Maxwell Eddy, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, and Kittson O'Neill. Stephanie Clark is the Production Stage Manager, and Jaclyn Lusardi is the Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Kate Lumpkin Casting.
In UNRAVELED, Joy, a professor of philosophy and physics, has spent her life pursuing ways to explain space and time. But her theories haven't prepared her for a heart-rending reality: dementia has transformed her glamorous, quick-witted mother, George, into a woman she doesn't recognize....and who cannot recognize Joy. Struggling with the pressures of her career, caregiving, a budding romance, and impending loss, Joy hires Anna, a hospice nurse, to help. But as George develops a unique bond with Anna, Joy feels her mother slipping even further away. When time and space start to work against her, can Joy keep everything from unraveling?
UNRAVELED will begin performances at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street) on September 1st, 2018. Opening night is slated for September 7th. Tickets are $49 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Performances will play through September 22nd. For more information, visit UnraveledOffBroadway.com.
Jennifer Blackmer (Playwright) is the 2015 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award winner for Emerging American Playwright. Her plays have been seen across the country and include Human Terrain, Unraveled, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, Delicate Particle Logic, and Borrowed Babies. Jennifer's screenplay for Human Terrain won the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award through the Tribeca Film Institute, and was also a finalist for the Sundance Film Institute Sloan Prize. Jennifer's writing has been short-listed for the Princess Grace Award and the Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship, and has been developed by Seven Devils, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Repertory Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, The Lark and Activate Midwest. Jennifer is a Professor of Theatre and Associate Provost at Ball State University. Visit Jennifer's website at www.jenniferblackmer.com.
Kathryn MacMillan (Director) is a Philadelphia-based theater director and arts leader who has earned a reputation for directing classical and contemporary works with freshness and clarity, tackling plays about big ideas, and shaping great ensemble acting. She is also the Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, home of the popular theater project A Play, A Pie, and a Pint. KC has directed forty professional productions in the Philadelphia area and beyond; recent productions include Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company); The Comedy of Errors (Dram Tree Shakespeare, Wilmington, NC); Grounded (InterAct); Mrs. Warren's Profession at Lantern Theater Company, where she was the Associate Artistic Director for eight seasons; and The Revolutionists at Theatre Horizon, where she has been serving as Guest Artistic Director for the 2017/18 season.
Mary J. Davis (Producer) Broadway: Tina Fey's Mean Girls; Angels in America; M Butterfly starring Clive Owen; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; Disaster! by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick (on and off Broadway). Off Broadway: Pressing Matters by Jennifer Jasper; Jackob Hoffman's A Persistent Memory; C.O.A.L. by David Brian Colbert; James Wesley's Unbroken Circle; Susan Charlotte's When Truth is Not Enough (also in Philadelphia); She's of a Certain Age by Susan Charlotte; New York premiere of Tennessee Williams's The Pretty Trap; The Shoemaker starring Danny Aiello; James Wesley's Art and Science (Uptown Theater, Dallas). Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (London's Southwark Playhouse). Upcoming: Will Holtzman's Smart Blonde (59E59, February 2019); The Cher Show (Broadway). Pro bono lawyer for the ACLU. Visit her website at MBLProductions.net.