Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Presents NYC Premiere of GLASSHEART
Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, in association with Access Theater, is pleased to announce that Glassheart, in its New York premiere, will play a limited run at The Access Theater this October. Written by Reina Hardy, directed by Ana?s Koivisto, and produced by Katherine Sommer, the production features actors Carey Cox (The Glass Menagerie, Broadway), Christopher Alexey Diaz (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Meghann Garmany (The Schoolhouse Theater), and Virginia Roncetti (A Brush with Georgia O'Keefe, Off-Broadway).
"In the empty living room of a shabby apartment, a Beast is crying. There is just enough light to see that he is monstrous, and clutching something precious to him."
Beauty never showed up. Centuries after the curse, the Beast and his last remaining magical servant are holed up in a ramshackle apartment, managed by a mysterious landlady with a suspicious taste for gingerbread. When an eligible maiden moves in next door, "happily ever after" feels agonizingly within reach, but we all know that in fairytales, nothing is exactly as it seems. Full of humor, magic, and belief in the life-altering power of love, Glassheart is a witty and decidedly adult take on a classic tale that explores the space between light and dark, and the sacrifices we make in search of an ordinary life.
REINA HARDY (Playwright) is a playwright. Her plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been seen across the country, including at Rorschach Theatre in DC, the Vortex in Austin, and the 2013 NNPN National New Play Showcase. She's a Michener Fellow, winner of the 2014 KCACTF TYA Prize, finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize and the recipient of an Interact 20/20 Commission. She can make things happen with her mind.
ANAÏS KOIVISTO (Director) is an NY-based freelance director, and the Artistic Director of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. She has directed for Pipeline Theatre Company, FringeAL FRESCO, Match:Lit, Seiche Productions, Spicy Witch Productions, the FRIGID Festival (Hangover Encore selection in the 2014 and 2015 festivals), Looking Glass Theatre, 3V, CORE Artists' Ensemble, and is currently in residence at The Access Theater working on the development of Regina Robbins' Quicksand. Anaïs holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT, is a New York Affiliate member of Seiche Productions, and has served as a member of (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and the Theatre Artists' Conspiracy. www.anaiskoivisto.com
EVERYDAY INFERNO THEATRE COMPANY creates adventurous theatrical productions of new or rarely produced texts that tell women's stories in a unique, entertaining, and accessible manner. We exceed the limitations of low-budget theatre by exploring nontraditional spaces, stagecraft, and storytelling. We are committed to developing a diverse audience by producing work that is large in scope while keeping our production costs (and ticket prices) at a minimum. Through our work, we prove that stories focused on women can be universally enjoyable and relatable.
* In a continued effort to expand the accessibility of our programming, Everyday Inferno is introducing a tiered ticketing initiative for this production. For each performance, five $5 tickets, ten $10 tickets, and fifteen $15 tickets will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Remaining tickets will be available for each performance at our general admission price of $18. Tickets for Glassheart can be purchased beginning September 15th at http://glassheart.bpt.me/.