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Theater with a View Announces RABBIT HOLE Cast

 

Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29.

The cast includes Drexel Hill's Drew Seltzer (off-Broadway's The Franklin Thesis, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, All Those Who Enter It in the West End) as Howie, Jo Twiss (Broadway's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Barrymore nominated for Moon for the Misbegotten at Bristol Riverside Theatre) as Nat, Nina Covalesky (Detroit, Circle Mirror Transformation, Proof with Theater with a View) as Becca, Connor Johnston (NBC's Grimms and Elementary) as Jason, and Jessica Myhr (TWAV's Proof and Detroit, Actors Shakespeare Company, All My Children) as Izzy.

The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, which premiered on Broadway in 2006 and was later adapted into a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman, centers around a seemingly picture-perfect suburban family, Becca and Howie Corbett, and how they deal with the sudden and tragic loss of their young son in a freak accident. A play about a family on the brink of falling apart trying to navigate unimaginable grief, Rabbit Hole charts a bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places. The production will be directed by Theater with a View's Artistic Director, Seth Reich (American Repertory Theatre, Classic Stage Company).

Theater with a View's signature site-specific outdoor stagings of modern dramas have won rave critical reviews and media attention from WHYY/NPR, Broad Street Review, DC Metro Theatre Arts, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, which called last season's production of Detroit "smoldering...[the] direction coolly navigates the shift from ordinary to absurd, laying this backyard barbecue like a minefield of repressed frustrations and desires. " The company, which was founded in 2014, was launched with the goal of providing an artistic home for the development and production of site-specific, environmental, and other non-traditional stagings of contemporary plays to engage a diverse audience.

Rabbit Hole will perform Wednesday through Saturday at 7PM. Ticket reservations are $25; every Wednesday will be "pay what you wish" nights, where audience members can decide their price point for tickets. Additionally, given the outdoor nature of the performance, ticket holders may "flex" their date of attendance (pending seat availability) if there is inclement weather. Reservations and more information can be found at theaterwithaview.com.

DETAILS:

Theater with a View presents Rabbit Hole

July 12, 2017 through July 29, 2017

Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM

Reservations ($25) at theaterwithaview.com

All Wednesday performances are "pay what you can"

Performed at Sycamore Hill, 481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

TEAM BIOS:

DREW SELTZER (Howie), a Drexel Hill based actor, is thrilled to be making his TWAV debut. Off-Broadway credits: The Franklin Thesis at The New Ohio, Tony n' Tina's Wedding at St. Lukes Theater, and All Those Who Enter It in the West End. Regionally, Drew has worked extensively in numerous productions with the East Lynne Theater Company, Hedgerow Theater, Princeton Rep, and the Miles Square Theater Company. Training: BFA from MGSA at Rutgers University. Much love to his expecting wife Tiffany and 2-year-old son, Dylan.

Jo Twiss (Nat): This is Jo's debut at Theater with a View. She has worked extensively in regional theaters throughout the country. Favorite roles include Sarafina in The Rose Tattoo, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Louise in Always Patsy Cline, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliette, and Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which she performed on Broadway. Jo was Barrymore nominated for her turn as Josie in Moon for the Misbegotten at Bristol Riverside Theatre. She was a member of the world renowned Circle Rep Theater company in NYC. Most recent TV credits include House of Cards, The Affair, and Seven Seconds. She can be seen at Bristol Riverside Theater this fall in The Quartet. Jo is very active in the rescue of animals and in the rehab of wild animals, and is the proud parent of her collie MacDuff and tuxedo cat Romeo, both rescues. Jo also teaches acting and is a Registered Nurse.

NINA COVALESKY (Becca/Executive Director) founded Theater with a View in 2012. She is an actor, writer, producer, and a development writer for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before joining MSK, she worked as a financial and crisis communications consultant at Joele Frank, a consulting firm specializing in M&A and shareholder activism situations. She produces the Outta the Hat Plays, a weekend new play generator that fosters community between playwrights and actors. As an actor, Nina has appeared in NY in The Last Yankee; Look Back in Anger; Job; Cancer Tales; and The Art of Love. At Theater with a View, she has been Catherine in Proof, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Mary in Detroit. Film: Jack and Jim; Rota Fortunae and Sparkle: A Don Quixote Story (instagram.com/instaminiseries); The Plan by Vivek Sharma. Nina graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English and Comparative Literature, and she spent a year studying Greek epic, Chaucer, and Russian literature in translation at Oxford University's University College.

Jessica Myhr (Izzy) is thrilled to back working with TWAV for a third season! Previous productions include Proof (Claire) and Detroit (Sharon - nominated for best actress BWW Philadelphia). Off Broadway: The London Merchant (Millwood, "captivating and coldly wicked" - NY Times), The Red and The Black (Marie), The Cherry Orchard (Anya), Doubt (Sister James), Reunion Run (NYC Fringe). Regional: Leading Ladies (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), ?The Diary of Anne Frank(Northern Stage), Hamlet (Ophelia) and The Three Musketeers (Actors Shakespeare Co.). TV/Film: Casual Encounters, Bristel Goodman, "All My Children", "Sneaky Pete". www.jessicamyhr.com

CONNOR JOHNSTON (Jason) is very excited to perform one of his dream roles in his Theater with a View debut! A graduate of NYU Tisch, Connor's theater credits include: Snow Falling on Cedars (Portland Center Stage), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (The Flea Theater). Film/TV credits include NBC's "Grimm" and CBS's "Elementary" and supporting roles in the independent films, "All These Small Moments" and "Something Like Summer." Thanks to CTG, PMG, Friends & Family. www.connorjohnston.com

Seth Reich (Artistic Director): Seth Reich has established himself as a theatre artist and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the industry. He has worked as an artist with numerous theatre companies and educational institutions including The American Repertory Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actor's Shakespeare Company, Boston Center for the Arts, Columbia University, Emerson College, New York University, and New York Film Academy. He has developed numerous education programs including one designed to enhance communication skills for students with disabilities, a program that was acclaimed by the Folger Shakespeare Library. He has directed a wide variety of plays ranging from new works to contemporary to classical. After working with top leaders in the field he continues to dedicate his life to the development and growth of the arts through education and performance. Seth is also the Head of Acting in the Musical Theatre Department at New York Film Academy. He holds a BA from Emerson College and a MFA from Columbia University.

ABOUT THEATER WITH A VIEW: Theater with a View was launched in 2014 with the goal of providing an artistic home for the development and production of site-specific, environmental, and other non-traditional stagings of contemporary plays to engage a diverse audience. It is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) organization. After a successful inaugural production of David Auburn's Proof in 2014, Theater with a View returned to Pottstown, PA in subsequent years with Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Detroit by Lisa D'Amour.

 


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