Oscar Winner Melissa Leo, Caissie Levy and More to Showcase World Premiere One-Acts at Planet Connections Gala
16 May 2014
Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Caissie Levy (Fantine in Les Miserables) and Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Hurt are among the stars cast in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Gala One-Acts for a Cause, set to take place June 22 at the East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street) at 7:30 PM.
One-Acts for a Cause will premiere four one-act plays by Obie winner Israel Horovitz, Wendy MacLeod, Winter Miller and Erik Ehn and the Tenderloin Opera Company.
The director for Horovitz's St. Anne's Soup is Planet Connections co-artistic director Glory Kadigan, for MacLeod's Community ServiceMoritz von Stuelpnagel, for Miller's Snap! Jessi D. Hill, and for Ehn's Frail/Ingilin Mia Rovegno.
The evening raises funds for non-profit City Harvest, a New York City food services agency.
The creative team includes Craig Napoliello (scenic design), Christopher Weston (lighting design), Izzy Fields (costume design), Jacob Subotnick (sound design), Gil Sperling (production/video design) and Jenna R. Lazare (technical direction/stage management).
The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious theatre, music and film festival that runs through June 8 at the Paradise Factory.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.