Photo Flash: 'Looking Up' Begins Feb.16

Traveling Light Productions is proud to present the U.S. Premiere of Looking Up, written by Carla Cantrelle and directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Performances will run from February 16 to March 2, 2008, officially opening February 18 for a limited engagement at Theater for the New City in NYC.

"Looking Up is a romance with a tantalizing twist – trapeze. When a daring trapeze artist climbs down to earth and a frustrated bartender looks up from his speed rack, true love beckons. But even the best relationships can have trouble getting off the ground. Part aerial performance, part traditional theater, the sum total is a one-of-a-kind love story that's impossible to resist," explain press notes.

Playwright/performer Carla Cantrelle is the co-producer and a frequent performer in the long-running aerial variety show Above the Belt at The Zipper. The two-member cast also includes Bryant Mason, whose NY credits include Night Over Taos at Theater for the New City, Acts of Mercy (Rattlestick), Fizz (Ohio Theatre) and Devil Land (Summer Play Festival).

The design/production team consists of Set and Lighting Designer Nathan Elsener (resident lighting designer at The Zipper Factory), Sound Designer Christopher A. Granger and Stage Manager Emily Glinick.

Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue between 9th & 10th Streets in NYC. Performances run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with a special opening night performance on Monday Feb. 18 at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets only $10 for previews on Feb. 16 & 17. For more info visit

Photos by Jan Meissner

l-r: Carla Cantrelle and Bryant Mason

l-r: Carla Cantrelle and Bryant Mason

l-r: Carla Cantrelle and Bryant Mason

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