Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ACT OUT: Arthur Miller's Broken Glass Opens at Red Twist

Broken Glass
By Arthur Miller 
Directed by Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves
Opens at Redtwist Theatre Sunday, Oct 14, at 3pm

Company member and Jeff Award-winner, Jacqueline Grandt, plays a woman with a mysterious illness in Miller's 1995 award-winning period drama about the demons of your past that become your present nightmare. 

Redtwist Production History of the Play
Redtwist (then called Actors Workshop Theatre) produced the play in 2001 at the then-Victory Gardens studio as an itinerant company, opening just days before 9/11. During that production, Michael Colucci directed and played the role of Harry Hyman. He cast Jan Ellen Graves as his wife Margaret, who later became his actual wife and producing partner. They moved into the Bryn Mawr location in 2002, and producedBroken Glass as the opening show in their first full season in 2004-05. Jan again played Margaret Hyman, and Michael directed. It was Redtwist's first show for Jacqueline Grandt and Neal Grofman (as Sylvia and Phillip Gellburg), who are reprising their roles for this production. Michael is revisiting the role of Harry Hyman, and co-directing with Jan Ellen Graves. "I'm thrilled to have Jacqueline Grandt recreating a role that very few people saw in 2004 when Redtwist was a new company," says Artistic Director, Michael Colucci. "Broken Glass will be a reunion of sorts as we are celebrating our 10th year in Edgewater." Steve Scott was originally scheduled to direct but needed to tend to health matters. Jan Ellen Graves comments, "We'd like to thank Steve Scott for laying the foundation for this production."

Featuring company members, Jacqueline Grandt (Sylvia Gellburg) and Michael Colucci (Harry Hyman), with guest artists, Neal Grofman (Phillip Gellburg), Susan Fay (Margaret Hyman), Mike Nowak (Stanton Case), Robyn Okrant (Harriet).

Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Directors), Willie Landon (Assistant Director), Shelby Glasgow (Stage Manager), Olivia Leah Baker (Assistant Stage Manager), Justin Castellano (Production Manager), Amanda Lautermilch (Production Assistant), Frank Sjodin (Tech Director), Joe Schermoly (Set Designer), Christopher Burpee (Lighting Designer), Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer), kClare Kemock (Costume Designer), Rachel S. Parent (Costume Assistant), Jeff Shields (Prop Designer), Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach), Cassandra Rose (Dramaturg), Mary Reynard Liss (Vocal Coach), Chris Rickett (Fight Director); Garvin Jellison (Master Electrician); Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer); Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager); Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Associate); Johnny Garcia (Associate Producer); Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)

Opens: Sun, Oct 14, 3pm
Runs: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm
Closes: Sun, Nov 18
Running Time: Approximately 2:15, which includes one intermission
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Oct 10, 11, 12, at 7:30pm (no show on Oct 13)
Tickets: Thursdays, $25; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off)
Group Rates: Special discounts for groups of 10 or more, and groups of 25 or more
Call: 773-728-7529

Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 9pm) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and via Paypal to guarantee seating.

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