BURIED CHILD

Genre: Drama
by Sam Shepard

This award winning company, known for turning expectations and stereotypes on their head, re-envisions this classic and shakes it up in new ways. If you think you know the story, think again...

Starkly poetic, humorous, and mysterious, ‘Buried Child' is a vision of a dysfunctional family transformed into a symbol of America's loss of innocence. Produced by Nicu's Spoon and now cast with a multi-racial and multi-abled roster of artists this upcoming production shows a true reflection of America.


About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Preview:   10/04/06
Open:   10/04/06
Close:   10/22/06

Schedule:
Wed- Sun at 8:00PM
October 8 and 15 performances are interpreted into ASL
Theater:   Access Theater
Address:   380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: NR to Canal., walk south on Broadway to theatre.

Cost:$18.00, $14.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org
Jim Williams Dodge
Jim Williams has appeared in 'The Common Glory' and 'As You Like It' with Glenn Close, 'Hamlet' with Austin Pendleton and with Nicu's Spoon in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as Bob Ewell, 'In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe' as Ampersand Qwerty, and in 'Ordinary People' as Calvin Jarrett. Also in NYC he has been seen in 'Tower of Babel' (Bank Street Theatre), 'A Doll's House' (Gallery Players) and 'The Brothers Karamozov, Part 1' (The Culture Project). He has extensive movement experience and teaches Nia movement in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Wynne Anders Halie

Wynne Anders is delighted to be working with Nicu's spoon and Stephanie Barton-Farcas again. for Nicu's spoon she was last seen as Kimberly in last seasons 'Kimberly Akimbo', Mrs. Cider in Kosher Harry, Queen Margaret in Richard III, and Halie in Buried Child.  She has appeared in emerging artists off-Broadway production of 'Claymont' as Delores Hitchins and many of their one-act festivals. Favorite roles both in New York City and regionally include M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windemere's Fan, Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, Ariadne in Heartbreak House, Joyce,Lulu in Hallelujah Breakdown, Reba in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and God in Job Strikes Back. has been featured on Guiding Light. One LIfe to Live, Another World, and All My Children. Has done commercial and voice-over work.www.wynneanders.com

David Marantz Bradley
"Buried Child" marks David's third production with Nicu's Spoon. He also appeared as O'Brien in "1984" and Sheriff Tate in "To Kill a Mockingbird". David works regularly with The Drilling Company where they present collections of new short plays revolving around a theme, most recently in Zahra and Bells and Whistles in "Security". Other shows for TDC: "Revenge", "Honor", "Both", "Theft". Recently played Antonio in "The Tempest" for The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a free presentation in a municipal parking lot in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Other notable roles: Constable Fellowes in "Diana of Dobson's" (Mint Theatre and Fairfield Theatre Co.), Torvald in "A Doll's House" (Expanded Arts), Barry in "The Boys Next Door", and Martin in "Fool For Love". TV and film: all the NY Soaps along with several independent and many student films. David appears in an upcoming episode of Law & Order. A graduate of the MFA program at Rutgers under William Esper.

* Member Actors Equity

Darren has worked extensively with New York Deaf Theater, appearing in 'The Necklace' and he also co-directed their hit 'Sign Me Alice'. He has worked with Clubbed Thumb Theatre interpreting 'What Then?'. He is also a founding member of the comedy troupe 'Funny Zero'. He has been seen as a man in tuxedo reciting (in ASL) the final speech from Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' at Whitney Biennial 2006. The role of Tilden is his onstage speaking debut.

Wendy Clifford Shelley
This is Wendy's mainstage debut with Nicu's Spoon. She has appeared in The Bald Soprano and Comrades (EyeBlink Entertainment); Ice, Rock, Dust (Manhattan Theatre Source); In Rebel Country and Rumple Who? (13th Street Theater); and the staged reading of Spaz with Nicu's Spoon. She attended Florida School of the Arts and The Boston Conservatory before earning a degree in English from the University of South Florida.

Erwin Falcon Vince
Erwin made his debut on Nicu's Spoon's mainstage last year in "The Little Prince." Most recent roles include Tybalt in "Romeo & Juliet" (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), Nelson in "Welcome to Arroyo's" (Summer Play Festival 2005), Romeo in "Romeo & Juliet" (New Perspectives Theatre/Shakespeare Project's Play Outside!), and Jonesy/87 in "Babies With Rabies" (Cuchipinoy). Screen credits include lead and supporting roles in indies "Fillbilly" (NYC Visions Films), "Fresh Start" (Jagged Edge Films), and "Sawaru" (Mojo Creative Group/Troma).
Alvaro Sena Father Dewis

Alvaro Sena is back with Nicu's Spoon after appearing in the last production of 'Cherish' where he received rave reviews. He was also in 'The Little Prince' where he made his main stage debut and his New York debut. He started his career in Brazil and most of his credits include Shakespeare, Garcia Lorca, Heiner Mueller. He has acted and worked with talented, respected and professional brazilian authors. He also worked as a intern for The Cultural Foundation of Curitiba and his training came from The University of Arts of Parana - a four year program. He moved to NY to expand his career and he attended acting classes at Michael Howard's and SFT and Theater Dance at The Broadway Dance Center. He would like to thank all his family for their love, friends for always being there, God and again Stephanie for always being a such special person. He made his directorial debut this spring - directing 'Wit'.