Photo Flash: Rising Phoenix Repertory Presents FAVORITES
Following the sold out performances and overflow crowds for its first year of Cino Nights presentations (including new plays by Gary Sunshine, Mando Alvarado, Courtney Baron, Florencia Lozano, Kristen Palmer, Emily DeVoti, Lucy Thurber, Jessica Dickey, Adam Szymkowicz, Laura Eason, Daniel Reitz, Megan Mostyn-Brown, Dael Orlandersmith, Keith Reddin, and Crystal Skillman), Rising Phoenix Rep continued the series on March 25h with Favorites by Charlotte Miller.
In the play, Margaret returns home to help her brother Travis clear out of their recently deceased mother's home, but finds it all but impossible when their shared memories spring to life and draw them back in time, trapping them in the sparkling delight and nightmarish terror of childhood. favorites was directed by John Michael DiResta and featured J.Stephen Brantley, Jimmy Davis, Seth Numrich, Amelia Pedlow, and Addie Johnson-Talbott.
Inspired by Joe Cino and his Caffe Cino-one of the original birthplaces of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and early home to such writers as Doric Wilson, Robert Patrick, John Guare, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, and William M. Hoffman-New York Innovative Theater Award winning company Rising Phoenix Rep has commissioned twenty-one playwrights to write new, full-length plays for the Seventh Street Small Stage, the intimate back room space at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village, where the company has mounted critically acclaimed and award winning productions of new plays for the past six years.
Rising Phoenix Rep artistic director Daniel Talbott described the series as a place to tap into the raw, inspired, inventive, and pioneering work of the Caffe Cino, where the love of theatre and new plays was joined with a scrappy, do-it-yourself work ethic. All shows will be rehearsed for a week and then fully mounted and produced, warts and all, for one night only with free admission.
Cino Nights are currently scheduled through June 2012. The remaining playwrights, in the order their plays will appear, are:
Reservations will be available one week before the performance each month. Seating is extremely limited. For reservations call 212-946-5198; for more information visit www.RisingPhoenixRep.org.