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A Yorkshire Fairy Tale, Play About Fairy Fraud, Begins 9/27

On The Leesh Productions, Inc. presents A Yorkshire Fairie Tale by Thomas H. Diggs, Off Broadway, at the Michael Weller Theatre, 311 West 43rd Street (6th Floor).  Previews begin on Friday, September 27 and the Opening is Monday, October 1 at 8:00 pm. 

A Yorkshire Fairie Tale is "a coming-of-age story about Dulcie, a thirteen-year-old girl, who fakes photographs of fairies in order to save her relationship with her mother, which has been torn apart by the First World War. With the help of Francis, an eccentric male friend, Dulcie manages to create a series of photographs that not only cheer up her mother, but also entertain a nation. Dulcie's celebrity around the faked photos goes too far as her life becomes unbearable watching her mother go 'round the bend.' Dulcie decides to stop all talk of fairies, betray her eccentric cohort, and give up her celebrity status in order to preserve what's left of her family," state press notes.

This new play is directed by Nancy Robillard (Honor and the River at Luna Stage, Fast Break at the Culture Project) with Set Design by Diana Whitten; Costume Design by Jessica Jahn and Lighting Design by Chris Conti.  The play is inspired by the Cottingley Fairy Hoax.

Thomas H. Diggs' work has been seen at East/West Players, Moving Arts, Company of Angels, Blank Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Highways Performance Space, Utah Contemporary Theatre, and The Bailiwick Theatre. He was a Guest Artist at the Kennedy Center's 2004 and 2005 Playwrights' Intensives. His play, Harper Lee's Husband, was a part of the 2005 Pittsburgh New Works Festival, The Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, The Vital Theatre's Vital Signs, and was a finalist for a Samuel French Award. His play Nu Shu was a part of the Kennedy Center's 2006 New Works Festival. He is a NYU's Tisch School of the Arts graduate. The Princes Grace Awards has just named the play as one of the finalists.

On the Leesh Productions is a "New York based company devoted to the production of innovative, energetic, and challenging film, theater and web-series. They are comprised of a core team of collaborators interested in new and provocative subject matter, in unhindered visual experimentation, and in realizing the work of like-minded creative artists and writers."       

Performances of A Yorkshire Fairie Tale are: Monday; Thursday; Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm; and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm.  There will be special matinee performance Saturday 9/29 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $18 and $10 for students & seniors and are available through  www.Theatermania.com by calling (212) 352-3101 / Toll Free 1 (866) 811-4111.

Visit www.ontheleesh.com/projects/yorkshire-fairy-tale for more information and www.ontheleesh.com for more on On the Leesh Productions.


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