IRT & Random Access Theatre Present The World Premiere Of MIRANDA FROM STORMVILLE
Random Access Theatre opens its 2019 season with the World Premiere of Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, runs March 14 - 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Artistic Director and co-founder, Jennifer Sandella directs. Bertocci's previous productions include the highly acclaimed, Two Gentlemen of Lebowski (published by Simon & Schuster). Miranda from Stormville is part of IRT's 3B Development Series.
In small town New Jersey, somewhere off the Garden State Parkway, a great storm is raging. But inside their little house, Miranda Milano watches the once magical energy drain from her Pops eyes. Their dormant life is shocked awake by the arrival of two young men, stranded by car trouble, who cause a shift in the fabric of the family's life. But is their random arrival actually random at all?
Miranda from Stormville asks: how do we escape circumstances we can't avoid? How do we continue on when hope is lost? Just miles outside New York City, Miranda's rural America may as well be a stranded island: is she destined to only experience life through the books she constantly devours? Or does her ailing father, with his self-professed powers, and a caretaker with a flair for the dramatic have bigger plans in store?
The cast features Anna Cain (The Coward/FringeNYC), Brendan Cataldo (All My Love, Kate/Fresh Fruit Festival, Wild Project), James A Pierce III (ANASTASIA, The Lion King/Broadway), Mackenzie Menter (Romeo and Juliet/Hudson Shakespeare Company), Gabe Templin (Drunk Texts/Random Access Theatre), and Richard Wayne (The Pajama Game/ Boston Conservatory).
The creative team includes set design by Roni Sipp, sound design by Tony Lepore, and stage management by Addison Herndon. Victoria Teague serves as dramaturg, marketing director and producing associate, Mike Gregorek new media director and producing associate.
Performances take place at IRT Theater, 154 Christopher Street (between Greenwich & Washington), 3rd Floor, New York City, NY 10014. Subway: 1 to Christopher Street.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4054478.
Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 15th at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 17th at 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 21st at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24th at 7:30 pm
More info available at www.randomaccesstheatre.com
Adam Bertocci (Playwright) is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His work has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The New Republic, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Back Stage, Broadway World, E!, Maxim, IGN, Wired, Film Threat and more. His first play was the worldwide viral sensation Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, now published by Simon & Schuster, which received acclaim from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Folger Shakespeare Library. AOL Pop Eater hailed Bertocci as "a Shakespeare adaptation expert." Miranda from Stormville marks his debut as a dramatic playwright and his long-awaited return to the work of the Bard.
Jennifer Sandella (Director) is a Brooklyn based theatre artist with a foundation in classical text and performance. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance (Shakespeare focus) from Hofstra University and a MA (Text and Performance/Directing Pathway) from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Recent directing projects include: Rosmersholm (The Old Stone House/Random Access), The Taming of the Shrew (Brooklyn Bridge Park/Shakespeare at Sunset), Save the Robots (West Village Musical Theatre Festival/NYMF), Reach (DreamUp Festival), Anthem (Directed/Adapted, Random Access), The Shape of Things (Estrana Theatre Co.), Subway Savant, A New Musical (Dramatists Guild), and Highway Blue - A New Play with Music (World Premiere/Manhattan Shakespeare Project). Jennifer is an associate member of the SDC, a 2015 resident artist the The Drama League and a member of the Director's Lab West. www.jennifersandella.com
Random Access Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Jennifer Sandella, was founded in 2010 with the mission of reclaiming and re-imagining works of the past as a way to engage in modern issues, while simultaneously nurturing the development of new pieces from emerging New York City artists. Their ongoing drunken reading series, The Drunk Texts brings classical texts to sold-out crowds in the West Village every month. They return to IRT for a second time after performing herSTORY in the fall, a series of programming examining the women who changed the face of theatre.
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT's mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, & Mike Daisey. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Councilmember Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York(A.R.T./New York). For more info visit www.irttheater.org.