Lorin Latarro to Direct 29 Hour Reading of WE HAVE APPLES: THE MUSICAL Starring Samantha Massell, Emily Koch, and More

By: Feb. 23, 2017
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We Have Apples will be holding a 29 hour reading with presentations on February 27th at 12pm & 4pm. The reading is directed by Lorin Latarro and produced by Tony LaPlaca.

We Have Apples has been featured on CBS National News and in The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. The show follows Jane, a quirky nineteen-year-old, who is determined to overcome her mental illness and become a successful writer. Paralyzed by the intensity of Depression, Jane's illness personified, Jane is forced to check into a psychiatric facility. Frustrated by the childish therapy groups at the facility, Jane and her fellow patients start their own writing group. When a preventable tragedy occurs due to inadequate care, Jane and the patients expose the hospital online and end up turning things upside down both inside and out of the ward. The show addresses the stigma associated with mental illness and the barriers to adequate mental health care.

The cast includes: Samantha Massell, Emily Koch, Eric LaJuan Summers, Michael Mendez, Jennie Harney, Krystina Alabado, Stephen Langton, Michael McCoy, Cheryl Stern, Nick Verina & Stuart Zagnit.

If you are interested in attending the reading, please email wehaveapples@gmail.com.


MORE ABOUT Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin is a 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow (music and lyrics) and an award winning songwriter (National Public Radio, American Idol Underground.) "We Have Apples," a musical by Griffin and Accurso, has been featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and on CBS National News. Griffin's music has been performed at Playwrights Horizons, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, 47th St Theatre and the Musical Theatre Factory. She started the viral mental-health campaign #ImNotAshamed which has had over 100,000 tweets.

MORE ABOUT Aron Accurso

Aron Accurso wrote the music to The Dogs of Pripyat, (Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Book by Leah Napolin and Abramovitz) (Jerry Bock Award, Weston Award, NAMT, Goodspeed, and U of Miami); Seeing Red with Joey Mazzarino (writer/ puppeteer from Sesame Street); We Have Apples with Rachel Griffin; The Trail (choral work) with Adam Overett, and Strega Nona (children's musical). BMI Workshop (Jerry Harrington Award), Dramatist Guild Fellow. Broadway Conductor/Pianist: Aladdin, Sister Act, Nice Work..., Little Mermaid. Musical Director/Incidental Music Arranger: Up Here, Calvin Berger, and Aladdin Jr.

MORE ABOUT Lorin Latarro

Lorin Latarro Broadway's Waitress; Liasions Dangereuses; Waiting For Godot (Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen); Public's Works Twelfth Night and Odyssey- Delacorte; LinManuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street & Peter and The Wolf -BAM; God Bless...Mr. Rosewater & Fanny-Encores; Queen of The Night (Drama Desk Award); Beaches-Drury Lane; Kiss Me Kate-Barrington; Assoc Choreographer: Curious Incident...;American Idiot; Hands...Hard Body;Ghost, Met's Rigoletto. As a Performer:12 Broadway shows,Tharp,Momix. Martha Graham, Robert Wilson. Lorin is a Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate, Juilliard graduate and adjunct professor, founder Art=Ammo,Artists Against Gun Violence. Upcoming:Monsoon Wedding-Berkeley Rep, La Traviata -Met Opera.