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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!

The world premiere production of The Convent, a new play by critically acclaimed playwright Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project, Charles Ives Take Me Home), directed by Daniel Talbott, opened just last night! Presented by Weathervane Productions (Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Producer), Rising Phoenix Repertory (Daniel Talbott, Artistic Director; Addie Johnson Talbott, Artistic Associate), in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the production will run through February 17, 2019 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street).

The all-female cast features Amy Berryman (Lunchtime, I Will Be Gone), Annabel Capper (Pygmalion, Passion Play), Margaret Odette (Sensucht, She Kills Monsters), Brittany Anikka Liu (Period Sisters, Rapture Blister Burn), Lisa Ramirez (Good Grief, Angels in America), Samantha Soule (The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight), and Wendy Vanden Heuvel (I Am A Seagull, Burn Country).

In Dickey's new play, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and are baptized with 80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens and sex. The Convent is a toothy dark comedy about desire, devotion and the mystery of intrinsic divinity.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Annabel Capper

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Daniel Talbott, Addie Johnson Talbott

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Brittany Anikka Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Lisa Ramirez, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Amy Berryman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Lisa Ramirez, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Amy Berryman, Annabel Capper, Samantha Soule, Brittany Anikka Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Lisa Ramirez, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Amy Berryman, Annabel Capper, Samantha Soule, Margaret Odette, Brittany Anikka Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Margaret Odette, Samantha Soule

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Margaret Odette, Samantha Soule, Brittany Anikka Liu, Amy Berryman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Jessica Dickey

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Jessica Dickey, Daniel Talbott

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CONVENT!
Lucy Thurber, Samantha Soule




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