THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

Genre: Drama
©Kymm Zuckert

After the death of her husband, Bernarda Alba imposes a traditional mourning period of eight years on her household. Bernarda has always ruled her home with an iron fist and kept her five daughters on "short chains." Now that she is the sole dictator, her daughters are left with little escape from her oppression. As a consequence of their father's death, the eldest daughter is left wealthy, while the younger sisters are left with little. This new wealth attracts a suitor, which ignites jealousy and passion among the sisters whom have never been allowed a romance of their own. Each of the sisters copes with their mother's violence, their sisters' jealousy and their repressed desires in her own way, but when the youngest decides to break free at all costs, her actions threaten to destroy them all.
Open:   07/12/08
Close:   07/23/08

Schedule:
Saturdays at 3PM
Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8PM
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$20.00
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Company: Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site: www.phareplay.com

Jade Halley Bartlett is thrilled to be working with Developing Acts and Phare Play Productions on this show.  She was last seen on the Phare Play stage as Martirio in The House of Bernarda Alba.  She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, both here in NYC. She sends her love to her more than wonderful Mom and Dad, Debbie, and her dearest, sweetest most adorable Nick.

Kyla Druckman (Adela) is thrilled to be making her off-off Broadway debut in Bernarda Alba with such a wonderful cast. She is currently getting her BFA in Drama with Playwrights Horizons in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is part of the Reality Aside Theater Company. New to New York by way of Arizona, past theater credits include "Steel Magnolias", "The Crucible", "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "Once Upon a Mattress", and "Narnia". Special thanks to Phare Play, Kymm, and the cast for this wonderful opportunity and of course Mom and Dad; she wouldn't be able to do this without their constant support and nagging. Dad, time to break out the sangria!

Mary Jane Gocher was most recently seen as Martha in Phare Play's Arsenic and Old Lace, Lynne in Pants on Fire, and as Prudencia in their production of the The House of Bernarda Alba. She is a repertory member of Love Creek Productions and appeared there as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and as Mrs. Plumm in Uncommon Women. Other roles include Mrs. Baker in Butterflies Are Free for Latin American Theatre Ensemble; Cory in How Fish Breathe for All Souls Players; and multiple roles in Dracula for Berkeley College. TV credits include a principal role in Court TV’s Haunting Evidence. She is currently studying with Austin Pendleton and Eric Michael Gillett at HB Studio. AFTRA. Contact information: mgocher@nyc.rr.com

Susanne Gottesman-Traub has varied credits for directing and acting in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. She is delighted to once again be a part of the Phare Play family.

Anne Hammond (Poncia) has appeared in "The Forced Marriage", "The Doctor in Spite Of Himself" and "Rhinoceros" at Cincinnatti Playhouse-in-the-Park; "The Playboy of the Western World", "The Tempest" and "Under Milkwood" at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; "The Maids" at Poet's Theatre, Cambridge; "Dos Passos' USA" at Provincetown Playhouse; the film of Tolstoy's "Power of Darkness", and the upcoming films "Last Fall" and "Spotless".
Deborah Johnstone (Bernarda) hails from Toronto, Canada where she trained classically then ventured into improv, touring with Second City. Favorite roles include Googie Gomez in Terrence McNally's "The Ritz", and Velma in Leonard Melfi's "Birdbath". Her one-woman shows have been produced by Dixon Place, PS 122, La Mama,The Vineyard Theatre, and the The Kraine Club, as well as by numerous festivals throughout Canada and the US. This coming winter she can be seen in two indie films, "Man With the Midnight Eyes" and "Perceptions". "The House of Bernarda Alba" will be Deborah's third production with Phare Play and she couldn't be happier! She is represented by DreamWeavers Management.
Kimberly Lantz (Angustias) is thrilled to be back at the Wings Theater where she most recenty performed the role of Isadora Duncan in Rick Foster's "Love, Isadora". Professional credits include Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company, Xoregos Performance Company, Rettocamme and The Love Show. This summer, Kimberly will play the lead in the indie feature thriller "Regen-6." University of Michigan graduate. Thanks to Phare Play for this wonderful opportunity!

Meaghan Reilly is a native of Buffalo, NY. She has her BFA in Theatre Studies in from Niagara University. Recently Meaghan played Agatha in the Phare Play's world premiere of Bludgeon the Lime by Michael Weems. Other credits include, Magdalena, House of Bernarda Alba; Annie, Chicago; Miss Kitty Farrelly, A Man of No Importance; Golde, Fiddler on the Roof; Miss X, The Stronger; Witch, Macbeth. She would like to thank Mom, Dad, Lorraine, and Corey for being the best!!

Rebecca Servon holds a BFA in acting from Rutgers University and trained classically with The Globe Theatre in London, England. She has previously appeared in Phare Play's productions of The Importance of Being Earnest as Gwendolyn as well as The House of Bernarda Alba as Amelia. Other recent NYC credits include Marc Antony in an all female cast of Julius Caesar (Kraine Theater), Marla in Don Nigro's Specter (The Project Theatre Collective), Jenny in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things (Porchlight Productions), and Elsa in Israel Horowitz's Hopscotch (Theatre 1050).

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School and New York University, Kymm has been working in the theatre for forty years. The daughter of well-known actors Bill Zuckert and Gladys Holland, she started performing at the age of three in such plays as The Little Clown That Forgot How to Laugh and a French-language version of Sleeping Beauty as well as appearing in television shows like "Sanford and Son", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", and "Days of Our Lives". As an adult, Kymm has been a performer and director with theatre companies such as Love Creek Productions, Foolish Mortals, Phare Play Productions and Zephyer Rep, performing as Josie in Moon for the Misbegotten, April in The Hot L Baltimore, Bottom in an all-female version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Leona in Small Craft Warnings and Marie-Ange in the world premiere of Maiden's Progeny at 59E59 Theaters.  She has been a director for the past seventeen years, of such shows as The Trojan Women, Dear Brutus, Man and Superman, Dulcy, The Cemetery Plays, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, A Woman of No Importance, Orpheus Descending, Ghosts, Arcadia, A Doll's House, Cloud Nine, Closer, Gay Slave Handbook and Shirley Valentine.