Posseble Theater Company Presents 'Cinephilia'
POSSEBLE THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their New York Premiere production of CINEPHILIA, directed by Michael Silverstone. CINEPHILIA will play a 3-week limited engagement at The Studio Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Performances begin Thursday, May 28th and continue through Sunday, June 15th. Opening Night is Saturday, May 31 (8 p.m.).
Set in a small apartment in Williamsburg, CINEPHILIA examines the world of two lost and lonely 20-something lovers, Johnny and Arden. In the midst of spending yet another night together--an on and off trend for 4 years--the two cinephiles cling to their obsessions with film and sex as a way to validate their relationship, even their existence. Movies are their drug, their escape, and their salvation, whether it's Reds, Kill Bill, Breathless, or Rushmore. As we all know: Loving movies is easy...loving people is hard.
The production features set design by Daniel Zimmerman, costume design by Brooke Bryant, and lighting design by Eric Southern.
CINEPHILIA plays the following schedule through Sunday, June 15:
Tuesdays at 8pm
Wednesdays at 8pm
Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
No performance on Tuesday, June 3rd.
Tickets are $18.00, and are now available online at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Friday, May 30th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 31st at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 1st at 3 p.m.
LESLYE HEADLAND (Playwright) is a director and playwright with a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Studied at Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Awarded the PHTS Robert Moss Prize for Waiting for Godot. Other directing credits include: The Lesson (NYU), Beirut (NYU), Bash: Latter Day Plays (Under St. Marks, NY/Friends & Artists, LA), Nocturne (Blue Heron, NY). Her original plays include Cinephilia (World Premiere - IAMA Theatre Company, LA Winter 2007 / New York Premiere - Posseble Theatre Company, NY Spring 2008); Bachelorette (World Premiere - IAMA Theatre Company, LA February 2008.); Assistance (World Premiere - IAMA Theatre Company, LA April 2008); Surfer Girl (World Premiere - IAMA Theatre Company, LA April 2008)
MICHAEL SILVERSTONE (Director) recent productions: Adam Bock's Thursday and Nikolai Gogol's The Nose, both with the Non-Equity company at Williamstown Theater Festival. He has developed plays with writers Laura Henry, Shonni Enelow, Howard Walters, and Emily Witt, and has worked with HERE Arts Center, St. Marks Theater, NYU's Atlantic School and Graduate Acting Department, New York Theater Workshop, Clubbed Thumb, the Civilians, Daryl Roth Theater, and as an Assistant Director on Broadway. Michael was a guest director at Syracuse University (2005) and the Hangar Theater in Ithaca (2006), and has received fellowships from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and the Drama League (2006 Drama League Fellow). Training: NYU. Upcoming: August Wilson's Jitney at a New York State Correctional Facility, August 2008.
THE POSSEBLE THEATER COMPANY is a not-for-profit theater collective founded in 2005 by Tisch School of the Arts Alumni Katie Cappiello and Brandon Scott. PossEble Theater was created as a tribute to the memory of Celia Rose T. Fitzgerald, a beloved 7-year-old acting student of Ms. Cappiello and Mr. Scott. Since it's creation, this multi-cultural ensemble has committed itself to reviving and introducing various works that ignite discussions about class, race, morality, and most important, humanity. As faithful members of the theater community, PTC supports the dreams and talents of young artists in NYC through the establishment of youth arts education outreach programs and company-sponsored scholarships. Today, run by an impassioned family of artists, the company stands as beacon of youthful authenticity in the Off-Broadway community, making fans of thousands, and gaining the praise of award-winning contemporary playwrights Eric Bogosian and Stephen Adly Guirgis of The LAByrinth Theater Company. Company productions include: sold-out benefit production of Guirgis' DEN OF THIEVES, Sold-out benefit run of Bogosian's SUBURBIA, the free, "sold-out" benefit production of Steph Deferie's ONCE UPON A WOLF, along with numerous readings and workshops including the YOU GOT IT? WE WANT IT! Staged Reading Series which garnered over 250 submissions from playwrights around the world.
The PossEble Theater Company is highly regarded within the NYC community. PTC supports the Celia Rose T. Fitzgerald Arts Outreach Organization. A percentage of all proceeds from PTC events and productions goes toward the continued success of PTC community projects such as The I CAN ACT! Arts Outreach Organization, a FREE, exciting, quality performing arts workshop designed for in-need public elementary schools such as P.S. 111, P.S. 41, and P.S. 187. PTC also established and currently funds Theater for Language Development: a program designed for English as a Second Language (ESL) students, which utilizes theater as a tool for enhancing English comprehension and communication skills. The company commits itself to producing accessible, affordable, family-friendly theatrical events, such as the 2006 smash-hit ONCE UPON A WOLF--a free children's theater production seen by over 2000 NYC school children and their families. In October of 2007, PTC partnered with The SAG Organization's BookPALS to drive and donate over 2000 books to the libraries of P.S. 111 and P.S. 187. Finally, PTC is working with the environment health non-profit Asthma Free School Zones, The New York Department of Health, and The National Lung Association, using theater to spread Asthma prevention /control awareness throughout at-risk communities.