New York, NY, March 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- PROVINCETOWN 2012, four one-act plays by the prolific writing team of Eugene O’Neill, Louise Bryant, Floyd Dell and Pendelton King, all writers of one-acts originally produced by the historic PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS performs on Tuesdays, March 27 and April 3 under the auspices of New York’s Group Theatre Too (GTT). PROVINCETOWN 2012 is under the Artistic Direction of Michael Blevins who has adapted, edited and restored this near-century old collection of critically-historic plays hoping to make them more 2012-friendly and accessible to a new, youthful American generation of theater goers.
PROVINCETOWN 2012 is comprised of four one-act plays from the premier New York productions of the Provincetown Players, an early 20th Century theatre group of American writers and artists that changed the course of American drama and launched the careers of Eugene O’Neill and Susan Glaspell while helping to expand the Little Theatre movement across the nation. The eclectic group of plays features a small ensemble of Group Theatre Too actors under the direction of four different GTT directors.
Victor Avila directs THE GAME, in which Marxist poet and playwright, Louise Bryant presents Life (Cristina Marie*) and Death (Steven Bidwell) as characters who roll the dice for control over the souls and fates of two young people, a poet/musician (Alex Maxwell) and dancer (Dylan Paige).
Jeff Brelvi directs KING ARTHUR’S SOCKS, in which Socialist poet and playwright, Floyd Dell, uncovers a couple of lovers (Justin Boccitto & Christine De Frece) who wrestle with their sexual urges because they are both married to other people in this comedy that also features, Crystal Chapman* and Brittany Jeffrey.
Stephanie Sine directs BEFORE BREAKFAST in which, Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and four Pulitzer Prizes for drama, depicts the last stages of a domestic struggle in a unique way by presenting only one onstage character and one offstage that never appears or speaks except for a quick appearance of his arm. Once everything is said and done in this dramalogue the wife (Lexie Speirs) subsides into silence and a moment later we realize that the desperate husband (Michael Hoyt) in the bedroom has slit his throat.
Justin Boccitto directs COCAINE in which, poet, Oxford graduate, and recipient of the French Governments’ bravery award the Croix de Guerre, Pendelton King, presents an ironic-tragedy of a washed-up prizefighter (Nicky Romaniello*) and prostitute (Jennifer Avila) who survive in the dreariest of back rooms in New York City.
Also, included in the full-evening’s presentation is a two-minute “Bonus” or “Easter Egg” play that occurs as the audience is leaving the theater!
The creative team for PROVINCETOWN 2012 will feature sparse scenic designs and lighting by Vivien Hacketts, and costumes by Ray Vidal. Allison Schneider, serves as Production Stage Manager. PROVINCETOWN 2012 is produced by Justin Boccitto, Executive Producer of The Group Theatre Too who’s Artistic Advisory Board includes Mercedes Ellington, Nicole Fosse, Mallory Graham, Maurice Hines, John Kander, Bernard Kapllan, Bettye Morrow, David Rimmer, Chita Rivera, Sue Samuels and the late Theodore Mann. PROVINCETOWN 2012 performs at the Drilling Company Theatre, 236 West 78th St, NYC. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the door or beforehand online at: Provincetown2012.com.
*Appearing courtesy of AEA