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The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present:

Our God’s Brother

by Karol Wojtyła, translated by Bolesław Taborski

Directed by Peter Dobbins

April 4 - May 3, 2014

An aristocrat turned revolutionary escapes from the Czarist authorities and finds his calling as a critically acclaimed painter. But he cannot ignore what everyone around him fails to see. He yearns to reach a higher calling only to be soundly rejected. Rebellion is brewing, but his far greater challenge is the struggle within himself.

Karol Wojtyła was a young seminarian in Poland who, at 21, during WWII, became a co-founder of the underground Rhapsodic Theatre. His play, The Jeweler's Shop was made into a film with Burt Lancaster in 1989. In 1978, Wojtyła was elected Pope John Paul II and is due to be canonized this April 27th.

Featuring:
Erin Beirnard*
Matthew Lieff Christian*
Joe Danbusky*
Susie Duecker
George Goss
Joseph McGranaghan*
Sawyer Mastrandrea
Cliff Miller
Maury Miller*
Jed Peterson*

Set Design: JOSH IACOVELLI
Costume Design: COURTNEY IRIZARRY
Lighting Design: MICHAEL ABRAMS
Sound Design: ALEX SANTULLO
Production Stage Manager: CHARLES CASANO
Stage Manager: HANNAH DELMORE
General Manager: WENDY PATTON
Dir. of Development: ROBERT CARROLL
Operations Manager: SAWYER MASTRANDREA
Producer: FR. PETER JOHN CAMERON, O.P.
Managing Producer: CATHERINE KOLPAK
Artistic Director: PETER DOBBINS
Assoc. Artistic Director: STEPHEN LOGAN DAY
Casting: STEPHANIE KLAPPER
General Press Representative: PETE SANDERS

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

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The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present:

Antigone

Antigone

by Jean Anouilh adapted by Louis Galantière

Directed by Peter Dobbins

Jan. 10 - Feb. 15, 2014

A religious rite denied for the "good of the State" prompts a spirited young woman to an act of defiance. This act and its consequences are the core of Jean Anouilh's brilliant modern retelling of Sophocles' Ancient Greek tragedy ANTIGONE. This classic, translated by Louis Galantière , explores the conflicts between the individual vs. the state, idealism vs. pragmatism, but ultimately its greatness lies in its exploration of the human soul and its greatest desires. Now, as then, we live in a world ruled by "pragmatic" decisions that oppose the yearnings of the human heart, as such, The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre believes this is a perfect time to revive this timeless masterpiece.

Cast:
Annemarie Agbodji, Inga Ballard*, Robert Carroll, Michael Early*, George Goss, Alexis Kelley, Kick Kennedy, Jeff Kline, Kimberly Larkin, Anthony Russo and Jose Sanchez*


Artistic Director: Peter Dobbins
Associate Artistic Director: Stephen Logan Day
Production Stage Manager: Charles Casano // Stage Manager: Mary Linehan
Set Design: Czerton Lim // Technical Director: Josh Iacovelli
Costume Design: Courtney Irizarry
Lighting Design: Michael Abrams
Sound Design: Alex Santullo
General Manager: Wendy Patten
Director of Development: Robert Carroll
Operations Manager: Sawyer Mastrandrea
Casting by: Stephanie Klapper General Press Representative: Pete Sanders
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

 


The Play's The Thing:

Reviews for The Play's The Thing! (click here)

'The Storm Theatre offers a well-acted and well-directed production that is highly polished and enjoyable, which makes this Play quite the thing indeed.' 'Engaging and entertaining... great comic chemistry!' - CurtainUp

The Play's The Thing

The Storm Theatre is proud to announce the first show of the Ferenc Molnár Project:

THE PLAY'S THE THING

In a castle on the Italian Riviera, illicit romantic protestations are heard through its walls leaving a sensitive young composer facing devastation and heartbreak, and the celebrated writing team of Mansky and Turai facing humiliation and financial ruin.

Only Sandor Turai remains calm and cool in finding a solution when he realizes "the play's the thing..."

NY TIMES critic Vincent Canby once stated "...when it's performed by the right company, it can be as much dreamy fun as a fireworks show: a gorgeous if ephemeral display of the way in which civilized behavior can briefly triumph over life's usual chaos"

The Storm Theatre pledges to be that "right" company and is very proud to present this 1926 comedy classic as part of our celebration of Ferenc Molnár's great legacy to world theatre.

Featuring:
Andy Allis*, Spencer Aste*, Joe Danbusky*, James Henry Doan*, George Goss, Alexis Kelly, Jeff Kline and Brian Linden*

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Peter Dobbins - Director
Stephen Logan Day - Assistant Director
Charles Casano - Production Stage Manager
Josh Iacovelli - Scenic Design
Molly Mastrandrea - Costume Design
Michael Abrams - Lighting Design
Marisa J. Barnes - Sound Design


COMING SOON:

THE FERENC MOLNÁR PROJECT

    

In the spring of 2011, the Storm Theatre produced the New York Premiere of Morwyn Brebner's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár's THE PRESIDENT (reviews of which are available here). We are now pleased to announce a new festival of three plays from the celebrated playwright.

The Hungarian-born Molnár, in his life, was one of the world's most popular playwrights, beloved all over Europe and in the U.S. Although his name has largely been forgotten, his work's delightful combination of wit, warmth and wisdom has had a lasting impact upon both theatre and film.

During the next two seasons, the Storm Theatre will stage three Molnár plays as a part of of THE FERENC MOLNÁR PROJECT.

The first, THE PLAY'S THE THING, will begin performances on September 20th.

Next on tap will be THE GOOD FAIRY.

The third and final production will be announced shortly.

The Storm Theatre is delighted to bring about the new examination of this great playwright's work.

 

 

 


How does one become who one was meant to be?


Le Cid

a play by Pierre Corneille
translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

directed by Peter Dobbins

January 4th through February 9th, 2013
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Special Monday performance Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 6

Morningside Drive between 114th & 115th Streets at The Church of Notre Dame (405 West 114th)

In Le Cid, the 17th century classic, Don Rodrique transforms himself from young lover to great warrior, through his steadfast devotion to honor above all else. His actions both repel and attract his beloved Chimene who responds in-kind with a vow to destroy what she loves most.

What ensues is one of history's strangest and most compelling love stories as well as one of the greatest dramatic works about the difficulty in becoming who you truly are.

Featuring: Spencer Aste*, Brian J Coffey*, Dinh Q. Doan*, Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, Cheri Paige Fogleman, Benjamin Jones, Jeff Kline, Jessica Levesque, John Puello, George Taylor*, Jessica Zinder*

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Peter Dobbins - Director, Artistic Director
Stephen Logan Day - Assistant Director, Associate Artistic Director
Robert Carroll - Development Director
Courtney Irizarry - Costume Design
Michael Abrams - Lighting Design
Kenneth Goodwin - Sound Design
Josh Iacovelli - Scenic Design
Wendy Patten - General Manager
Charles Casano - Production Stage Manager


"When you followed your dream, what did you leave behind?"

The Storm Theatre
in association with Sase Sham
present


Marius

a play by Marcel Pagnol
translated and adapted from the French by Zack Rogow

directed by Peter Dobbins

September 7th thru October 13th, 2012
Opens Friday, Sept. 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Special Monday performance Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13th
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 & 10

Morningside Drive between 114th & 115th Streets at The Church of Notre Dame (405 West 114th)

The Storm Theatre is proud to present the New York Premiere of MARIUS by Marcel Pagnol, translated from the French and adapted by Zack Rogow!

Eighteen year old Fanny, the most beautiful girl in Marseille, loves the handsome twenty-two year-old Marius who daydreams away while working at his father's Bar de la Marine. He secretly returns Fanny's ardour, but resists her advances, yearning to go Elsewhere, to a life at sea full of adventure. However, fifty year-old Panisse, a recent widower and wealthy sailmaker, has proposed to the young Fanny. She wants Marius, but if Marius does not want her, she will give up romance and marry for security. With Panisse she'd have a maid and 100,000 francs! The ball is in Marius's court...

What ensues is one of the great romances of the past century bursting with passion, warmth, humor, all the yearning and passion of youth and the wisdom of age.

Marcel Pagnol was one of the leading French dramatists of the last 100 years. Of the many plays he wrote, MARIUS is considered his masterpiece. The play is the cornerstone of Pagnol's Marseille trilogy. MARIUS has been adapted as a movie several times, most recently by the great French actor Daniel Auteuil, in a soon-to-be-released remake.

MARIUS features: Gerard Adimando*, David Bodenschatz, Gabe Bettio*, Laura Bozzone*, Ross DeGraw*, Benjamin Jones, Diánna Martin, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Anthony Russo*, Jose Sanchez*

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Peter Dobbins - Director, Artistic Director
Stephen Logan Day - Assistant Director, Associate Artistic Director
Sase Sham - Producer
Chance Michaels - Producing Director
Robert Carroll - Development Director
Courtney Irizarry - Costume Design
Michael Abrams - Lighting Design
Kenneth Goodwin - Sound Design
Josh Iacovelli - Scenic Design
Wendy Patten - General Manager
Charles Casano - Production Stage Manager
Sawyer Mastrandrea - House Manager


The President

by Ferenc Molnár
adapted by Morwyn Brebner

directed by Peter Dobbins


The Storm Theatre is proud to present the New York Premiere of THE PRESIDENT, by Ferenc Molnár, adapted by Morwyn Brebner!

In this fast-paced comedy, the clock starts ticking for a powerful bank president when the young heiress under his care announces her secret marriage to an impoverished Communist taxi driver. Faced with the imminent return of her parents (and the ensuing social disaster) what is a Chief Executive to do? Simply transform this unsuitable suitor into a perfectly well-bred, well-dressed, well-spoken capitalist son-in-law — all in under an hour!

Morwyn Brebner's adaptation of THE PRESIDENT made its World Premiere at the Shaw Festival in 2008, where it was hailed as
"
" by the Toronto Star and
The Globe and Mail. The Niagara Falls Review called it a "comic marathon performed at a breakneck pace with brilliant timing."

THE PRESIDENT features: Spencer Aste*, David Bodenschatz, Brian J. Carter*, Laura Michelle Cleary, Brian J. Coffey*, Gregory Couba*, Ashton Crosby, Joe Danbusky*, Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, Cheri Paige Fogleman, Robert Ierardi*, Benjamin Jones, Hugh Brandon Kelly, Jessica Levesque, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Ted McGuinness, Yukiko Miyawaki, Becca Pesce*, Edward Prostak*, Josh Vasquez*, Matthew Waterson*

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.