Monday, January 14, 2013

PlayGround Company in the News Jan-13

Tom Swift’s short film The Beginning has been selected to the prestigious SF Indie Fest, February 17 and 19 (Sunday and Tuesday), 2:45 and 7:15 at the Roxie.  Simultaneously, the stage version is in rehearsal in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Barret Austin will be performing in the world premiere PlayGround co-production of Katie May’s MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, directed by Jon Tracy, and featuring PlayGround regulars Lyndsy Kail, Liz Anderson, and Josh Roberts. The play runs Jan 17-Feb 10 at the A.C.T. Costume Shop.

Brian Herndon is closing JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA with Arizona Theatre  Company, and starts rehearsals in March for BEING EARNEST with TheatreWorks.

Robert Sicular is off to the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC to do the spring rep at of Coriolanus (Menenius), and Schiller's Wallenstein (Octavio Palladini), running late March until June.

Katja Rivera is directing Expecting Isabel with Role Players Ensemble in Danville, with Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes; Jan18-Feb 9th,www.danvilletheatre.com.

Jonathan Spector’s play In From The Cold is one of the winners of Aurora's Global Age Project, and will have a reading there Feb. 4th.

Julia Brothers and Joy Carlin will be appearing in OUR PRACTICAL HEAVEN at Aurora Theatre through March 3rd.  www.auroratheatre.org

Aaron Wilton and Maryssa Wanlass can be seen in Something Cloudy, Something Clear, extended through January 20 at Theatre Rhino: http://www.therhino.org/.

Rosie Hallett is rehearsing Word for Word's You Know When the Men Are Gone, which runs at Z Space January 31-February 24. http://zspace.org/index.php/w4w/you-know-when-the-men-are-gone

Cindy Goldfield is working with the ACT MFA2 class, assistant directing TARTUFFE for Giles Havergal, and preparing to leave for NY to star in D'Arcy Drollinger and Chris Winslow's new musical, MR. IRRESISTIBLE.

Tracy Held Potter will be directing a staged reading of short plays by Rachel Bublitz at the Masquers Playhouse in Pt. Richmond on Sunday, January 27th at 7 p.m. Facebook invitation (with more details): https://www.facebook.com/events/442783652441810/ Also, Pacifica Table Readers will be doing a table reading of her full-length, Sweet, Sweet Revolution, on Sun, Feb 3.

Diane Sampson’s short play, Romulus and Jewel, a Ten Minute Travesty in Five Acts will be included in the PCSF's annual Sheherezade Festival in April.

Ron Campbell just opened with Cirque du Soleil here in London at the Royal Albert Hall and even got to make fun of Princess Kate and Prince William. (She was celebrating her 31st birthday.) Read about it here: http://uk.eonline.com/news/377431/kate-middleton-s-royal-birthday-celebration-watching-cirque-du-soleil-with-prince-william-see-the-pics

Patricia Cotter has a new musical, Rocket Science, premiering at the Village Theater in Issaquah, WA (just outside of Seattle) and running through Jan 20. Adapted from the HBO film by Jeffrey Blitz,  the musical has music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Jason Rhyne.

Leah Halper's full length play about Rachel Carson, Always Be True, will get a staged reading on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. at City Lights Theatre in San Jose, under the direction of Jeffrey Lo.

Louis Parnell is in BELL BOOK AND CANDLE at the SF Playhouse through Jan 19 & goes right into rehearsals for THE COUCH for 3Girls Theatre that opens the first week of March at the old Playhouse location, 533 Sutter Street.

Jonathan Luskin is shooting Aegis this coming weekend at Zynga. Jeremy Kahn, Warren David Keith, and Carrie Paff are cast.

Mary Baird is leaving her New York apartment after 40 years of life there, returning to her CA roots and hitting the pavement running. She is so looking forward to working with the PlayGround community in 2013.

Mercedes Segesvary will be reading her work, I want to Break You on stage at Write Club; Tuesday January 15th 8pm, Make-Out Room, SF. http://writeclubsf.com/

Bennett Fisher's new adaptation of Karel and Josef Capek's The Insect Play will be presented in the Cutting Ball Risk is This Festival on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. The reading is directed by Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose and is free to attend. Bennett is also the dramaturg for the festival, which runs until February 9.

Molly Noble’s upcoming projects include directing Pack of Lies, opening  Jan 18 at Ross Valley Players, and Till You Hear My Story, performing Feb 23 at San Quentin. She is also acting with Theatre Lunatico in Cafe Coppelia in  March at 142 Throckmorton Theatre.

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