Reading of Joe Pintauro's Snow Orchid to Feature Dennis Boutsikaris, Matthew Dengler, Leo Ash Evens and More
16 May 2013
Anne Berlin will present a reading of Snow Orchid, by Joe Pintauro, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, June 7 at noon.
The reading will feature two-time Obie Award winner Dennis Boutsikaris (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Amadeus, Filumenia, Bent), Leo Ash Evens (Jesus Christ Superstar, Finks), Matthew Dengler (A Little Night Music, Harold and Maude), Angelina Fiordellisi (founder and artistic director of The Cherry Lane Theatre) and Francisco Solorzano (producing artistic director of Barefoot Theatre Company). Valentina Fratti will direct.
"Brooklyn, 1964. Filumena Lazarra has not left her home in a very long time, longing for the warmth and peace of her native Sicily," press notes state. "Her sons, Sebbie and Blaise, have tried everything, but when Rocco, the family patriarch returns from rehab, since a suicide attempt uncovered a manic-depressive disorder, everyone is forced to re-examine their relationships, fears and dreams. What does survival mean in this psychologically and emotionally engaging family drama, where love and anger go hand in hand?"
The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is an eco-friendly theatre festival that seeks to inspire artists and audiences in a festive atmosphere.
The reading of Snow Orchid is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Reservations and more information can be found by visiting planetconnections.org/snow-orchid/.
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.