Photo Flash: TERESA’S ECSTASY Plays Cherry Lane Theatre

By: Mar. 06, 2012
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Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, today announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz.

Check out the production photos below!

Featuring original music by celebrated Catalan composer Albert Carbonell, performances began on Sunday, March 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, just west of 7th Avenue, in Greenwich Village).  Press Opening is Wednesday, March 14 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 7 PM. For tickets, which are $60, call OvationTix at 212-352-3101 or online at

Please note the following schedule adjustments: There is an added performance on Monday, March 12 at 8 PM. There is no performance on Thursday, March 15. The Sunday, March 25 and Sunday, April 1 performances are at 2 PM.

Carlotta's return to Barcelona has two purposes. It's a stopover on the way to Avila, where she is researching an article on St. Teresa, a 16th Century nun. It's also to serve her husband Andres with divorce papers. Over a sumptuous lunch of wine and gazpacho, Andres fights to rekindle their relationship. But Carlotta is on a quest for the divine, and in the process of discovering the mystical Teresa's Ecstasy, she discovers herself. TERESA'S ECSTASY is a sexually charged look at politics, religion and ultimately love.

The cast features Shawn Elliott (Broadway's City of Angels, Marie Christine, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living In Paris) as Andres; Linda Larkin as Carlotta's publisher Becky (Jasmine in Walt Disney's Aladdin); and Begonya Plaza as Carlotta (LAByrinth Theatre Company's In Arabia We'd All Be Kings).

The design team includes set design by Adrian W. Jones (Looped on Broadway); lighting design by Scott Clyve (The Gathering on Broadway); costume design by SuzAnne Chesney (White People at Ensemble Studio Theater); and sound design by Jane Shaw (Lortel nominee for The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd at the Mint Theater). Celebrated Catalan composer Albert Carbonell provides an original score. The Production Stage Manager is Michael Alifanz.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg