EBE Ensemble Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for the World Premiere of The Girl from Nashville

“Friday Night Lights” regular Steven Michael Walters’ new Southern Gothic tragedy begins performances December 2, opening December 3 at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

EBE Ensemble Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for the World Premiere of The Girl from Nashville
New York, NY, October 07, 2010 --(PR.com)-- EBE Ensemble announces the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Steven Michael Walters’ (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”) The Girl from Nashville directed by Kristine Ayers. After a preview performance on Thursday, December 2, the production runs Friday, December 3 through December 18 at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (312 West 36th Street at 8th Avenue). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased on www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444.

The Girl from Nashville tells the tale of a high school football coach who inexplicably murders his star quarterback in the middle of playoff season. Fading between present-day interrogation room drama and moments from the coach’s past hiding out in a motel with a young female student, The Girl from Nashville explores questions of right and wrong, good and evil, and the nature of redemption.

Cast includes: Brad Makarowski* (The Flea Theatre’s "Design Your Kitchen"), Jessica Renee Russell (Houston Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing"), Dan Sharkey* (Broadway: "The Music Man"); EBE Ensemble member Montgomery Sutton* (White Horse Theater Company’s "Clothes for a Summer Hotel"), and Erin Wilhelmi (Manhattan Theatre Source’s "Likeness")

The stage manager is Andrea Herbert*, with scenic design by David Ogle, costume design by Amanda Jenks, lighting design by Tsubasa Kamei, sound design by Joshua B Jenks, and fight direction by Turner Smith.

Steven Walters (playwright) is a founding ensemble member of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas, TX. His plays have been produced by Second Thought Theatre, Casa Manana, Project X, Water Tower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Festival, the Festival of Independent Theaters, and Firebone Theatre (NYIT Award Winner-2010). In 2005, Steven was named “Best Local Playwright” by the Dallas Observer. Acting credits include work at the Dallas Theater Center (including a co-production with the Public Theatre of The Good Negro), Second Thought Theatre, Peterborough Players, Lost Nation Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, as well as television work on Friday Night Lights, My Generation, Trauma, Prison Break, Case Closed. Steven is also a screenwriter and he is currently represented by the Agency for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.

EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. For more information, visit www.ebeensemble.com.

* denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase.

The Girl from Nashville
Written by Steven Michael Walters, directed by Kristine Ayers

Runs Thursday, December 2 – Saturday, December 18; opening night is Friday, December 3

Wednesday-Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM and 8PM; Sunday at 2pm
(note: Sunday, December 6 performance is at 7PM)

at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
312 West 36th Street, 1st floor (at 8th Avenue)

Tickets are $18 ($10 during previews)
and may be purchased at www.smarttix.com or by calling 212 868 4444

Running-time is 2hr 20 minutes with an intermission

Press performances are Fri., December 3rd at 8pm; Sat., December 4th at 2/8pm; Sun., December 5th at 7pm

Mr. Walters, Ms. Ayers and cast are available for interviews. To arrange interviews and press seats please contact Managing Director Joshua Luria at jluria@ebeensemble.com

EBE Ensemble
Joshua Luria
Erin Wilhelmi - Lissie

Erin Wilhelmi - Lissie

Erin Wilhelmi (Manhattan Theatre Source’s "Likeness") plays the title role in Steven Michael Walters' "The Girl from Nashville"

Brad Makarowski - Weldon Brown

Brad Makarowski - Weldon Brown

Brad Makarowski is high school coach Weldon Brown, accused of murdering two high school students, including his star quarterback, in Steven Michael Walters' "The Girl from Nashville"