Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc.

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Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc., is dedicated to classic theatre for the modern planet. SRT promotes classic plays and adaptations, providing forums for collaboration between emerging artists and established professionals. With Classics in the Classroom, SRT aims not only to entertain, but also to educate young people by engaging them with timeless literature through expressive theatre.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

One  | Open: 08/25/09 Close: 08/30/09
ONE, is an original rock musical based both on the iconic novel Siddhartha and the uniquely personal story of its author, Herman Hesse. Originally produced in 2005 by Portland’s Insight Out Theatre Collective, ONE employs eastern and western musical influences, exploring the timeless quest for human understanding, the lines that separate fact and fiction, and the singular responsibility an artist holds in service of their art.

 

 

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Richard II  | Open: 05/07/10 Close: 05/24/10
Sonnet Repertory Theatre and Matchbook Productions proudly present Richard II at The Tank this May, bringing an uncommon aspect to this classic: flight. Re-imagined as a tale told by Nineteenth Century artists railing against Imperialism, eight actors, four low-flying trapezes and live music combine to raise the language of Shakespeare to new heights.


About Matchbook Productions:

Matchbook Productions innovates through the marriage of traditional theatre with the aerial arts. By taking to the air, Matchbook utilizes dimensions typically neglected by conventional stage performances, thus opening a new realm of possibilities for performers and audiences.

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THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS  | Open: 04/17/15 Close: 05/02/15
SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE is pleased to announce a hilarious new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, with original music by Bandits on the Run and members of the company, adapted and directed by Nicolas Minas (Assistant Director Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, Sweeney Todd Live at Lincoln Center). The Servant of Two Masters will play a limited engagement at Teatro LATEA (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002). Performances begin Friday, April 17 (Preview performance) and continue through Saturday, May 2. Opening Night is Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.).

 

Sonnet Rep brings the street to the stage in this new take on the classic comedy The Servant of Two Masters, a wild and zany farce of disguises, tricks, traps and lovers-back-from-the-dead. This hilarious modern adaptation will feature the robust talents of some of NYC’s street performers to create a mosaic of music, beatboxing, dance and laugh-out-loud comedy that is not to be missed.

 

Featuring Leanne Borghesi* (BATCC Awards for Dames at Sea and Divalicious) as Smeraldina, Jeff Burchfield* (The Death Of Klinghoffer - The Metropolitan Opera; From The House Of The Dead - Staatsoper Berlin) as Dr. Lombardi, Carly Ciarrocchi (The House on Mango Street - Steppenwolf; TV host for The Sunny Side Up Show on NBC's Sprout channel) as Zanni, Brian D. Coats* (On the Levee -LCT3; The Merry Wives of Windsor and Two Gentlemen of Verona -The Public; Helen Hayes Award winning Invisible Man; Barrymore Award winning Distant Fires; SE Premiere Clybourne Park) as Pantalone, Adrian Blake Enscoe as Silvio, Kareem M. Lucas* (Romeo and Juliet - Williamstown Theater Festival) as Truffaldino, Libby Matthews as Beatrice, Ronald Alexander Peet* (Libby the Trixter - Atlantic Theatre Company; The Golem of Havana - Barrington Stage; over 30 roles with American Shakespeare Center) as Florindo, Jessie Shelton* (Patrick Barlow’s A Christmas Carol Off-Broadway) as Clarice, Regina Strayhorn as Brighella, Rocky Vega (Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare & Co) as Zanni and Matthew “Mega Watts” West as Zanni.

 

The production features Set Design by Keven Lock (Godspell Off-Broadway, 30th anniversary production of Hair, art director ABC’s Good Morning America; Additional Art Direction: All My Children, ABC Sports, 20/20, ABC’S London News Bureau and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve for the last 14 years; Earthquake Show/Ride for Universal Studios Florida, and the feature film Going All The Way with Ben Affleck), Lighting Design by Christina Watanabe (Under the Radar - The Public; lighting coordinator for Alice Tully Hall, '13 Lincoln Center Fest), Costume Design by Nicole V. Moody (Bucks County Playhouse, American Theatre Dance Workshop. Marvell Rep), Sound Design by Janie Bullard (Broadway’s Hand to God; Recipient of the USITT/LDI Rising Star Award for 2014, was named an Indie Theatre Person of the Year for 2013 and received 3 Best Sound Design nominations for the 2014 NYIT Awards), and Prop Design by Shana McKay Burns (art director ABC’s Good Morning America). Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie (Apollo Theater, Ahmanson Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts) is the Movement Director and Dax Valdes is the Associate Director and Associate Movement Director. Production Stage Management by Craig M. Rosenthal* (Marvell Rep’s Drama Desk nominated Threepenny Opera), and Stage Management by Shayna Penn. Kampfire PR is the PR Consultant.

 

The Servant of Two Masters plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, May 2nd:
 

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance.

 

Running Time: 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission.

Website: http://www.sonnetrepertorytheatre.org/

 

Teatro LATEA is located at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002.

Subway Directions: F train to Delancey Street or J, M, or Z to Essex Street. Walk to Suffolk Street, make a left.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.

 


About the Company: Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc., is dedicated to classic theatre for the modern planet. SRT promotes classic plays and adaptations, providing forums for collaboration between emerging artists and established professionals. With Classics in the Classroom, SRT aims not only to entertain, but also to educate young people by engaging them with timeless literature through expressive theatre.

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The Maids  | Open: 11/22/13 Close: 12/01/13
 THE MAIDS, like many of Genet's stories, is inhabited by individuals desperate to break out of the suffocating confines they were born into and their only hope of escaping comes by taking the imaginative leap into the part they were in fact not born to play.


About the Company: Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc., is dedicated to classic theatre for the modern planet. SRT promotes classic plays and adaptations, providing forums for collaboration between emerging artists and established professionals. With Classics in the Classroom, SRT aims not only to entertain, but also to educate young people by engaging them with timeless literature through expressive theatre.

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The Tempest  | Open: 02/15/07 Close: 02/25/07
SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE, now in its fifth season, continues a rigorous pursuit of classic theatre for the modern planet with an exploration of Shakespeare's beautiful and haunting masterpiece, THE TEMPEST. Prospero's island becomes a magical but dwindling landscape scarred by years of human mistreatment, while the magician himself is seen as a powerful figure capable of both great goodness and great destruction. This production, as a modernist allegory about personal and environmental stewardship, will feature projections, original music, and a stripped-down cast of seven actors portraying all fifteen roles.
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The Times  | Open: 07/13/05 Close: 07/17/05
THE TIMES highlights a poignant story about a couple's courtship and marriage under the spotlight of the New York Times.
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Twelfth Night  | Open: 07/23/10 Close: 08/01/10
The Sonnet Repertory Theatre presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST.

Following their sold out run of Richard II, Sonnet Repertory Theatre proudly presents Twelfth Night at The Theatre at St. Clement’s this July. Director Michael Lluberes brings a new vision of Twelfth Night to the Sonnet Rep stage. By turns sad and hilarious, this Twelfth Night is an exploration of love in all its forms: obsessive, beautiful, sexy, manic and mad. 

Featuring: Yaya DaCosta, Jolly Abraham, Nick Choksi, Ted Schneider, Phillip Christian, Lucas Hall, Ian Lowe, Jennifer Lyon, Brynne Morrice, and Paul Whitty.

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Uncle Vanya  | Open: 03/01/06 Close: 03/05/06
Considered one of the most poignant evocations of thwarted desire ever written, Chekhov's classic masterpiece of wasted lives and frustrated longing centers around a remote farm in the Ukraine, tells of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster.
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