SHIRLEY AND ME to Make New York Debut at Planet Connections This Summer
Michael, this one's for you! SHIRLEY AND ME, written and performed by Jan Wallace and directed by E. Katherine Kerr, will play the 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity, which runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC.
After achieving great acclaim with this one-woman show at Florida's Sarasolo Festival in Sarasota, Jan Wallace reprises her role in Shirley and Me at this summer's Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. SHIRLEY AND ME is about Jan Wallace's relationship with the character "Shirley Valentine" (a not so young working class Liverpool lady who just takes off on holiday to Greece sans husband). Inspired from Jan Wallace's years of performing the award winning 1986 Willy Russell play, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, to theater audiences in Connecticut and the New York area. SHIRLEY AND ME allows Wallace to relive her experience of performing SHIRLEY VALENTINE with humor and honesty, exploring how it affected her then and how the character of "Shirley" inspires her now.
Unlike Shirley Valentine, Jan did not leave her husband, he, sadly, left her. Michael Wallace passed away from a brain tumor and Jan dedicates this series of performances to his memory. She has joined forces with the The National Brain Tumor Society to honor him with a specific donation site: www.nbtsevents.braintumor.org/JanWallaceDonations.
Performances are June 17 @ 5:15 p.m.; June 19 @ 7:30 p.m.; June 23 @ 5:30 p.m.;
June 25 @ 8:00 p.m.; July 2 @ 3:45 p.m.; and July 7 @ 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit PlanetConnections.org.
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are multiple theater, film and music festivals. Planet Connections' artists use their work to shed light on causes that matter and inspire audiences to get involved. All of PCTF's artists raise awareness for an organization or topic of their own selection.