THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD

Genre: Comedy
Written and Directed by Michael Licwinko

Jesus is coming to visit us
and she is not happy ABOUT IT!!!

What if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong? Like, Jesus is a woman. A black woman. And what if our world is a mess because she's not paying attention? That she may lose her job unless she comes back and passes a test. Will she keep her job? Will her story finally be told?

Open:   10/10/07
Close:   11/04/07

Schedule:
Wednesday-Saturday @ 7:30pm; Sunday @ 3pm
Theater:   Where Eagles Dare Studio Theatre
Address:   347 W. 36th Street, 13th Floor
New York,
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Cost:$20.00; Students w/ Valid ID $10; Wednesdays $15 (General Public) and $10 (Actors Night: Bring your headshot; space perm
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Janelle Mims As JR (Jesus)
Relatively new to New York, she moved here 6 months ago from the lovely city of Chicago. Since moving to NYC Janelle's had the pleasure of working on Hipster Cinderella (The Stupes), Commuters Muted (At Hand Theatre Company) and Hot Sketch in the City with The Garage Ensemble. Other favorite productions include Top Shelf... (Factory Theater), and touring and performing for children with Child's Play Touring Theatre and School Street Movement. Janelle is excited to be a part of this project!
Billy Mitchell As BG--The Big Guy
This veteran and AUDELCO nominee for Best Supporting Actor is no stranger to the stage or films. The credits of his works are literally too many to mention and he is grateful to be working again with director and playwright Michael Licwinko as well as this very talented cast. While the stage is his passion he is also very committed to his work as the Tour Director and Group Sales Manager at the World Famous Apollo Theater, where he has worked for the past 24 years. Nicknamed Mr. Apollo by the residents of Harlem and the "Apollo Ambassador" by co-workers at the theater, Billy shares his knowledge and the history of the theater (he worked at the Apollo as a teen) in his daily tours. Billy dedicates this performance to his very loving and supportive wife, Barbara, and his daughter, Brittney, as well as his recently departed mother, Margaret Mitchell, and sister, Margaret Edwards whom he misses dearly. KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY.
Simcha Borenstein As Marty Royal--Unscrupulous TV News Director

Simcha Borenstein (Director, Iraq (Blindness)). Clemenza and Tessio are Dead, Bed & Breakfast, The Oboe Player, Delores, Lynette at 3 a.m., Last Exit Before Toll, Sunday with Albert and Mandy, David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood, David Rabe's Those the River Keeps (director). Bogosity, Eagle's Path,Another Saturday Story, Nothing Interesting Ever Happens Around Here, Tammy (writer/director). A Reappearing Act, Eccstaticies and the Bicoastal Disorder, Giraffe, The Date, (actor/writer/director). One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Into the Woods, Pump Boys and Dinettes (actor), and the films Acid Rain, How I Became That Jewish Guy, Guardian Angel and Lactoxity (actor). DGA and GIAA Member.
 

Breeanna Lee As Crystal Gold--Ace Television Reporter
A native of New York City, Breeanna attended Laguardia H.S. of the Arts and earned a B.A. in Music from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She recently completed the School for Film and Television's "Summer in the City" program. Her productions include Dreamgirls, The Boys Next Door, Once On This Island, A Chorus Line, Wishing Well, and Madison Midnight. This is her first production with Michael.
His play Cabrini-Greene (full-length) was produced by the Paul Robeson Theatre (Brooklyn, NY) in April 2006. Cabrini-Greene (one-act version) was a finalist in the Hinton Battle Theatre Laboratory's Reading Series (May 2005, NYC). Michael's full-length play, white lies, was produced in the NYC Fringe Festival and Blind Spot, a one-act, was produced as part of Theatre Studio's Playtime Series, also in NYC. His ten-minute play, The Golf Lesson, was a finalist in Camino Real Playhouse's ShowOff 2004 Festival (staged reading). He has written several other stage plays (six produced overall), three screenplays and a television pilot. He has directed several plays including Hot l Baltimore, The Gingham Dog and Four Dogs and a Bone. Michael earned an MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University. He wants to thank everybody involved in making this production of The Greatest Story Never Told the pleasurable experience it was.

Originally from Seattle, Marissa graduated from Emerson College in 2007 with a BA in Theater.

She recently concluded an incredible internship with Andhow! Theater, and their world premier of Linus and Alora. She was also very active at the Footlight Club in Boston where some favorite shows include Charles Busch's Sleeping Beauty or Coma and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Other past favorites include The Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, and Our Town, as well as The Greatest Story Never Told, and Clemenza and Tessio Are Dead, here in New York!