|To Protect The Poets
| Open: 03/31/11 Close: 04/09/11
Brown Bear Productions presents the world premiere Actors’ Equity Showcase production of To Protect the Poets, an “elegant, humorous and inspirational” new play by John Doble. Olivia Harris directs a cast of nine including Elizabeth Alice Murray*, John Isgro*, Laura Butler*, Keet Davis, Elizabeth Dilley, Jillie Simon*, Kiat-Sing Teo, Craig Anthony Grant, and Stewart Villilo. Performances will be held at Stage IV Theater at Roy Arias Theatre Center, 300 West 43rd Street, in New York City from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 9. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association
Two detectives stand over the dead body of a young woman who has been raped and murdered. Their investigation leads them to a lonely poetry teacher and her sisters to learn if they saw anything that might shed light on the nearby crime. What happens when a detective and his potential witness fall deeply in love, and she learns that to protect women like herself, the man she loves commits an act that violates her deepest principles? When violence, revenge, justice, and passion collide, our need for love challenges the strength of our principles.
Playwright John Doble states, “To Protect the Poetsportrays both timeless and contemporary emotional and social conflicts, paralleled with motifs in classic literature and runs that gamut from comedy to pathos. I'd to think that John Patrick Shanley, and the late August Wilson, and Wendy Wasserstein, just some of the playwrights I admire most, would enjoy it.”