Thursday, October 01, 2009

4 Variations of Mee Benefit Oct 18-

Jeremy Bloom (“Stylish and inventive”-Theatermania; “Appropriately Pure”-New Yorker), and 2009 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab members Will Fulton, Annie G. Levy and Gabriella Willenz, are all scheduled to direct 4 VARIATIONS OF MEE dedicated to OBIE award winning playwright Charles Mee. A one night only benefit event at 7:30pm, Sunday, October 18th, at The ArcLight Theater (152 W. 71st Street).

A testament to Mee’s (re)making project, these 4 emerging directors will display their strengths and creative aesthetics, as they each sequentially approach a quadrant of Charles Mee’s BIG LOVE, a tale of fleeing brides, forced marriages, and murdered grooms (a modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus).

The performance will feature 36 actors, including MTWorks Company Actors Sarah Chaney (MTWorks' The Oath), Ryan Clardy, Anthony Crep (MTWorks' The Oath and Providence), Louise Flory (MTWorks' Look After You and The Oath), Barrie Kreinik, Adi Kurtchik (MTWorks' Look After You), Dianna Martin (MTWorks' The Oath), Madalyn McKay (MTWorks' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell), Antonio Minino (MTWorks' Arpeggio), Maureen O'Boyle (MTWorks' The Oath), Colleen Piquette (MTWorks' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell), Mark Emerson, David Stallings (MTWorks' Folie A Deux) and Susan Wallack.

Executive Director Cristina Alicea helms the producing team. The production features lighting design by Sarah E. Ford, sound design by Martha Goode, prop design by Julie Griffith, and choreography by Carolina Almont.

The one night only benefit event stays true to MTWorks’ mission by creating work inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York, and the establishment of their acting repertory.

4 Variations of Mee
4 Directors. 4 Approaches. Charles Mee’s Big Love.

A One Night Only Benefit Event
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
7:30 p.m.
The ArcLight Theater—152 West 71st Street
(between Columbus and Amsterdam).

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by visiting or at the theater’s Box Office, half an hour before Showtime.

All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Maieutic Theatre Works in their efforts to produce their upcoming spring show.

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