SNOW WHITE & THE BEAST Comes to the Lee Strasberg Theatre, 7/23-25
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (115 East 15th Street) presentsSnow White & The Beast, a new play by Mathilde Dehaye playing in the Lee Strasberg Theatre July 23rd thru 25th. Renoly Santiago directs.Lili, a privileged but tormented young painter from the Upper East Side meets Vincent, a volatile poet from London's East End in a bar one night and almost instantly they form a powerful bond. The play explores the challenges their need for each other provokes concerning love, drugs, pregnancy and the demons they struggle with in a quest for the meaning and value of their lives. These two lovers whose passion for each other makes them feel so alive in the best moments of their relationship, grow ever more lost as they confront the judgements and intolerance from the different worlds they inhabit and finally the need to escape takes precedence over the need to create. Mathilde Dehaye grew up in Belgium in the town of Liège where she studied improvisation and performed in many plays. She came to New York several years ago to pursue an acting career and studied with James Price at the Acting Studio before entering the two year Acting Conservatory at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She wrote Snow White & The Beast, winner of the annual "Strasberg Works" writing contest, which was tapped for production. Renoly Santiago directed a recent stage reading of A Very Modern Marriage for IATI Theater's Play Development Program. Other directing credits include the musicalHealing The Rainbow starring Lauryn Hill. An established actor, his film credits include Dangerous Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer, Hackers with Angelina Jolie andConair with Nicholas Cage and John Malkovich. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut in the musical The Capeman. The cast features Malik Ali (Ghetto Babylon at 59 E 59 Theaters), Brad Bolle(The Knick on Cinemax directed by Steven Soderbergh), Mauricio Bustamante(The Maids at Edinburgh Fringe), Mathilde Dehaye (Lovecreek Productions),Christina Paterno (Merrily We Roll Along), Gary Tavitian (Zoo Story at Actors Studio), André Torquato (The Apple of My Eye) and David Woodrow (Waiting for Lefty). Snow White and The Beast will play at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (115 East 15th Street between Union Square and Irving Place) in the Lee Strasberg Theatre from Wednesday July 23rd through Friday July 25th with performances starting at 7PM. Admission is free. For reservations go to http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=snoA2E or call (212) 868-4444.