A HUMAN SHIELD

Genre: Drama
by Robert L. Kinast, Directed by Robert Marra

Winner of the 2007 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest makes its premiere at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre.

It's 2010. As the Grant family comes together for their traditional New Year's Eve celebration, the United States is on the verge of war. Their ongoing political differences escalate when Dad and twin daughters each share life-changing news. The family struggles to remain supportive of each other while still holding true to their personal views, but nothing could have prepared this politically-charged family for the events that would follow.

We hope you make it to this exciting new production, which seems especially relevant in our current heated political environment.

Cast: Jessica Rhodes, Jessica Lyn Morris

Open:   10/03/08
Close:   11/02/08

Schedule:
Friday and Saturday evenings @ 7:00
Sundays @ 4:00
Theater:   13th Street Repertory
Address:   50 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Closest subway: F to 14th St. Walk south one block to 13th, then east to theatre -- 4,5,6, N, R to 14th St. Walk south one block to 13th, then west to theatre

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Seniors and Students w/ID, 50% off w/Military ID
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Mary Looram as Priscilla Grant

 Mary appeared in  off -off broadway"s "Blanche" as a sweet grandmother suffering from Alzheimers, in the movie "Divergence"  which won an  Avignon Film Festival award.  In "Variety's" review of Divergence her scene as the patrician mother was noted as a stand out scene. She has been seen as a Little Old Lady in "The Producers" along with several appearances on The Late Show with David Lettterman and national and regional commercials.

Sam Antar as Stan Grant

SAM ANTAR - New York City Theatre Credits – Uncle Vanya (Players Theatre ), A Christmas Carol  (13th Street Rep), A Human Shield (13th Street Rep), Shoes (Producers Club), The Dentist (Richmond Shepard Theatre), Never the Sinner (Center Stage), A Rabbi in the Attic (Manhattan Rep), Corrective Lens (Theatre for the New City), The American Clock (Directed by Austin Pendleton).  Films – Black Mary (Roman Moher Productions), Comic Genius (Toby Miller), The Magic Hour (Outpost Digital).

Lauren Kelston as Roberta Grant

LAUREN KELSTON is a member of the Retro Productions Theatre Company and most recently appeared as Marlene in their production of Mill Fire, for which she was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater award. She also appeared as Grace in their production of A.R Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer. She has appeared off-Broadway as Iris in the RAT Theatre Company’s world premiere of Maiden’s Progeny at 59E59 Theaters. She was featured as Allison Roberts in the film Last Night in Brooklyn produced by Cypher Productions, and more recently as a woman turned zombie in a short called Mommy Isn’t The Same Anymore. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Theater and has studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse.