|Dreamers Of The Day
| Open: 09/16/10 Close: 10/02/10
DREAMERS OF THE DAY – the story of one woman’s accidental witness to history during the formation of the modern Middle East.
Director Jessica Ammirati is currently in rehearsal for DREAMERS OF THE DAY, a new play, adapted from the novel by Mary Doria Russell. On Thursday, September 16th at 8:00pm, Going to Tahiti Productions will open their Fall 2010 season at the Roy Arias Studios and Theatres at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, (at 8th Avenue), on the 5th floor, where it will continue for a 3 week run – 12 Performances Only!
Egypt. 1921. Lawrence of Arabia. Winston Churchill. Woodrow Wilson...and Agnes Shanklin? On the eve of the Cairo Peace Conference, a lonely American heiress becomes the confidant of diplomats and the target of the attentions of a possible German spy. Part travelogue, part history, part journey of self-discovery, Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “an inspired fictional study of political folly.”
Five actors: Rhonda Harrington*, Kiwi Callahan, David Eiduks,* Adam Segaller*, and Maria Silverman* bring 70 characters to life in locations as varied as a Cleveland living room, a steamboat on the Nile, and a shadowy purgatory.
*denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association
Jessica Ammirati has directed over 15 productions, mostly original works, off-off Broadway, including 2 productions on Theatre Row. Theaters in which Jessica has directed include Expanded Arts, The John Houseman Theater, and the American Theater of Actors. Most recently, Jessica directed the original works, LIKENESS at Manhattan Theatre Source and IN THE EBB at the Sage Theater. Jessica is the founder of Going to Tahiti Productions, a theater company dedicated to furthering the female voice and female opportunities in theater.