SOPHIA Opens at the Midtown International Theatre Festival Tonight

By: Jul. 20, 2013
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A comedic musical which plays to the changing times of the 60's, Sophia features a strong independent woman as a predecessor to Mary Tyler Moore (Richards) and Rhoda Morganstern (Valerie Harper). Our hero Sophia is a beautiful, articulate, sophisticated, bright, and educated woman, whose blind spot is relationships. Her pattern follows sequential frequent encounters with boyfriends, who depart after short term contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend Heather, Sophia tries therapy with renowned relationship expert Jake Kelly. Diagnosed with "Beautiful Woman Syndrome", part of her rehabilitation is to recognize every "hit-man" which always leads to a quick tryst. Sophia must learn about the forgotten majority of male society and try to focus on the "invisible men", those who would never approach her, if she is to find true love. She develops the ability to handle her encounters with a non-descript forgettable man named George, who is truly the man of her dreams.

Cast: Marlene Berner, Brian Childers, Andrea Enright, Paul Hanegan, Mary Lauren, Meredith Myers, Andrew Orsie, Bryan Seastrom, Sandra DiAnne Wilson, and Tommy Vance.

Produced by John Lant, Book & Lyrics & Music by Michael Antin, Directed by Evan (E.M.) Edwards, Choreographed by Crystal Chapman, Music Direction by Rocco Vitacco, Costume Design by Maya Graffagna, Festival Lighting by Eric Lam, with Assistant Choreographer Lisa Fiebert, Assistant Director Moses Akempta, and Associate Producer Samantha L. Vella.

Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival @ the June Havoc Theatre

Saturday, July 20th @ 3:45pm

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 24th @ 8:15pm

Friday, July 26th @ 6:00pm

Saturday, July 27th @ 6:00pm

Sunday, July 28th @ 3:15pm

Write Act Rep NYC Theatre @ 309 E 26th Street

Thursday, August 8th @ 7:30pm

Friday, August 9th @ 7:30pm

Thursday, August15th @ 7:30pm

Friday, August 16th @ 7:30pm

Thursday, August 22nd @ 7:30pm

Friday, August 23rd @ 7:30pm


June Havoc Theatre, which is located at 312 W. 36th Street on the Sixth floor, has central air conditioning and is wheelchair accessible.

Write Act Rep NYC @ the Richmond Shepard Theatre located at 309 East 26th Street @ 2nd Ave. The theatre, which features an eclectic Art Gallery in the lobby reception area, is both air-conditioned and heated. Seating is limited.


General Admission: $18 at the door / Discounted Rate: $15 (Seniors, Students)

Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival

Online Tickets -

Write Act Rep Eastside


General Admission Seating / Refreshments / ADA Compliant

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The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival's 2013 Season runs from July 15 - August 4, 2013 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.


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