|Anais Nin: One of Her Lives
| Open: 08/03/06 Close: 08/26/06
This August witness the extraordinary stylings of Anais Nin's writing on the New York stage, performed by some of the finest award-winning actors in the city. Anais Nin was a poetic writer, a daring writer. Her innovative, evocative style encapsulated both feminism and the feminine. She came to be something of a cult figure and distinguished herself in literary circles. She wrote of female sexuality explicitly in her diaries and then published them. She was known for saying; "You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too" (AN).
Anaïs Nin: One of Her Lives follows Nin, a writer who, in the end, must choose her own path if she is to succeed in her literary ambition. Biographically, the play traces the complicated love triangle between Anais Nin, author, Henry Miller and his wife June. A literary ménage a trois is born that is like no other.
| Open: 06/08/10 Close: 07/03/10
PASCAL PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of MODOTTI, written and directed by Wendy Beckett (Off-Broadway’s Anais Nin: One of Her Lives). MODOTTI will play a four-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Performances begin Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. and continue through Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Friday, June 11 (8 p.m.).
MODOTTI is the story of photographer, silent film actress and ultimately activist and communist subversive, Tina Modotti. Sleek and sensuous, yet as dangerous as a tiger, she tore through the male dominated political forums almost as fast as she tore through her lovers.
Modotti fled to Mexico lured by the revolution and artistic excitement. Accompanied by her lover, American photographer, Edward Weston, she took on the challenge of a culture undergoing rapid change. Relishing in her new found freedom, her contemporaries were muralist, Diego Rivera, and Cuban revolutionary, Julio Mella.
Taking on controversial issues is a young person's adventure, one that is bound to have dire consequences.
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The production stars Alysia Reiner (Pentecost (Drama Desk Nom.), Sideways (SAG award) and Kissing Jessica Stein) as Tina Modotti, Jack Gwaltney (The Good Wife, Broadway: The House of the Blue Leaves) as Edward Weston, Marco Greco (Behind the Counter With Mussolini and Den of Thieves) as Rivera, Andy Paris (The Laramie Project film and original stage cast) as Robo/Mella, Stacey Linnartz (Ghosting, Bellwether, Lost In Light (The Public Theatre)) as Young Woman/Patron/Susan, Dee Pelletier (Broadway: August Osage County) as Ella Wolfe, Mark Zeisler (Broadway: A View From the Bridge, Brooklyn Boy) as Vidali, and Josh Tyson as Musician.
The production features scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by Theresa Squire, and lighting design by Laren Phillips. Ray Thomas is the sound designer, Brett Heath is the projection designer and William Land is the production stage manager.
Running Time: 2 hours with intermission