Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Co Presents Sacred Ground 6/17

Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Co Presents Sacred Ground 6/17

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company and Stella Adler Studio of Acting proudly present the world premiere of Sacred Ground, a new play by Christina Gorman and directed by Shelley Butler, opening June 17, 2011.

Founded in 2001, the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. The Lab Theater produces three plays each year.

Sacred Ground tells the story of former socialite Genevieve Barrows, who spends her days tending the graves of abandoned newborns at the church cemetery and is watched by the pastor and local police sergeant. When a guileless young woman invades their turf, the girl's presence threatens to upend their unsteady lives. The production features actors Sarah Lord, Angela Vitale, Jeff Wills and Noel Wilson.

"It's a powerful play about four lonely people. It is relevant and resonant in the universal search for faith and forgiveness," says Shelley Butler, an award-winning director working at the Lab Theater for the first time. "It's been a pleasure to see everyone here from top to bottom so interested in realizing this story."

Sacred Ground is the latest play by Christina Gorman, an award-winning writer whose work has been presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival and more.

The play premieres June 17th at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 W.27th St., and runs through June 30th. Tickets are $15 and available at www.smarttix.com.

More information is available at: http://www.stellaadler.com/cultural-center/lab-theater-company/

About Harold Clurman
Harold Clurman (1901-1980) remains one of the most influential figures in American Theater. His extraordinary commitment to great art and social progress made him a unique and highly sensitive producer, director and drama critic. Clurman co-founded New York City's Group Theater along with Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford and directed over forty Broadway productions including Eugene O'Neil's Touch of the Poetand Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy.

About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Established in 1949 by Stella Adler, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting was founded upon Adler's belief in the supreme seriousness of her art, and has, for the last six decades, enriched every part of the
American theater and film arts. Adler's philosophies kept many well-known members of the theater coming back for her intelligent and passionate advice and the school has since trained many of the
brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500
actors annually and also presents world-class lectures, poetry readings, jazz, classical music, theater, and dance theater events.www.stellaadler.com


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