Horse Trade Theater Group & Barefoot Theatre Company Present SCROOGE AND MARLEY 12/10-20

Famous the world over, the often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the others needs no detailing here. Mr. Horovitz's adaptation follows the Dickens original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality which enhance and strength its timeless virtues. The end result is a theatre piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences of all ages, and draw forth the best efforts of all engaged in its presentation.

SCROOGE & MARLEY is part of the 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT, a year-long, world-wide festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays. As Organizer and Executive Producer, the Barefoot Theatre Company leads over 50 theater companies from around the globe including: France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Romania, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Canada, Scotland, England, West Africa and the United States of America with readings, staged readings and fully staged productions of 70 plays by award winning playwright Israel Horovitz.

The production will feature Gregory Adair, Jeremy Brena*, Zac Cohen, Caitlin Davies*, Cheryl Dowling*, John Gazzale, Ken Glickfeld, Dan Graff, Betty Hudson*, Jennifer Mintzer*, Tripp Pettigrew*, Anthony Pierini, and Steven R. Weinblatt.
*Appearing courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association.

The creative team for SCROOGE & MARLEY will include John Bronston (Musical Direction), John Harlacher (Special Effects), Michael LoPorto (Sound Design), Victoria Malvagno (Costume Design; Choreographer), and
Francisco Solorzano (Set & Lighting Design).

The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Barefoot Theatre Company, will play at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) December 10-12, 16-19, 22-23 @ 8pm and December 13 & 20 @ 3pm.Tickets ($18) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info

Israel Horovitz (Playwright) His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 37th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The Widow's Blind Date, Today I Am A Fountain Pen, Park Your Car In Harvard Yard, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, Lebensraum , My Old Lady, Free Gift, Cat-Lady, Stations of the Cross, One Under, 50 Years of Caddieing, Speaking Well of the Dead, Unexpected Tenderness, Fast Hands, Security, A Mother's Love, Sins of the Mother, 6 Hotels (including The Audition Play, Fiddleheads and Lovers, Speaking of Tushy, 2nd Violin, Beirut Rocks, and The Hotel Play), Compromise, The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath, and The P Word. Screenplays include Author! Author!, The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival), Sunshine (European Academy Award - Best Screenplay), New York, I Love You, and EMMY-nominated James Dean. Horovitz wrote, directed and performed the award-winning documentary 3 Weeks After Paradise, shown in the USA on Bravo, now on stage in Paris. Awards include the OBIE (twice), the Prix de Plaisir du Théâtre, The Prix Italia (for radio plays), The Sony Radio Academy Award (for Man In Snow), The Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award, The Christopher Award, The Drama Desk Award, an Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Elliot Norton Prize, a Lifetime Achievement Award from B'Nai Brith, The Literature Prize of Washington College, an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem (Massachusetts) State College, Boston Public Library's Literary Lights Award, The Walker Hancock Prize, and many others. Horovitz is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, Massachusetts), and is active Artistic Director of the New York Playwrights Lab. He teaches a master class in screenwriting at Columbia University and La Fèmis, France's national film school. Horovitz visits France, frequently, where he often directs French-language productions of his plays. He is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history, and has recently been decorated as Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest decoration for foreign artists. The 70/70 Horovitz Project, created by NYC's Barefoot Theatre, began on Horovitz's 70th birthday. During the year between 31 March 2009 and 31 March 2010, 70 of Horovitz's plays will be given productions and/or readings by theatres around the globe.

Robert Bruce McIntosh (Director) is the artistic director of City Lights Youth Theatre where he is currently directing The Grapes of Wrath. Directing credits include: Captains and Courage (Barefoot), Next Year in Jerusalem, Liberty: the Musical (WorkShop Theatre), Fairytale (NYMF), The Laramie Project, The Crucible, Metamorphoses, Somebody in America (City Lights), Lady of Copper, The Road to Freedom, Enough for All, First Lady, Romeo and Juliet (Theater Garden). MFA in Acting from Brandeis University and BA in Theatre Studies from Emory University. Member of AEA & SDC.

Barefoot Theatre Company was founded by a group of multicultural artists in order to produce stimulating and thought provoking theatre for the public. Since then, we have stood by the principles of ensemble collaboration and artistic risks to develop and foster plays, new and existing, with a broad range of social relevance, striving to keep the vitality of American Theatre alive and vibrant. By creating a visceral, more provocative manner of storytelling through our ensemble commitment, we provide emerging artists with the opportunity to explore and take artistic risks while engaging audiences of all ages.

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