PROVIDENCE

Genre: Drama
written by Cody Daigle; directed by Ian Crawford

Every step you take could change your life forever. As the past and present unfold, two lost souls search for answers to a common tragedy and find each other. Maybe it was providence that brought them together?

When Mark loses his best friend Sarah in a tragic plane crash destined for Providence RI, he reaches out to the only other person he knew from the crash - Neil, who also lost a loved one. Conflict arises when Neil asserts that his grief is deeper - because he lost his wife and Mark only lost a friend. In the end, both men confront their sorrow and learn, despite their differences, to respect and appreciate their common bond.

The production stars Anthony Crep as Neil, stars Kathryn Ekblad as Sara, stars Douglas Scott Sorenson* as Mark and stars Aly Wirth* as Jo.

The production features scenic design by Craig M. Napoliello, costume design by Angela Curcuru, and lighting design by Rebecca Makus. Duncan Cutler is the sound engineer and Ashley Kosier is the stage manager.
About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org

Preview:   02/07/08
Open:   02/09/08
Close:   02/24/08

Schedule:
PROVIDENCE plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, February 24:

Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Theater:   View Theatre
Address:   Roy Arias Theatre Center; 300 West
New York,
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Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors with valid ID
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  Cristina Alicea is a founding member and Executive Director of MTWorks. Since moving to New York six years ago, she has worked for various theatres throughout the city, some of which include The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, The American Globe Theatre, Thirteenth Street Repertory Company, Creative Stages Theatre, The Soho Playhouse, and the FringeNYC Festival. Some directing highlights include Blackbird by Adam Rapp, Stop Kiss by Diana Son, A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan, Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs and Arpeggio by David Stallings, and Conversation with a Kleagle by Rudy Gray and The State of the Art, a short-play by David Stallings, that premiered as a part of Women Center Stage for the Culture Project.

She has a BA in Theatre Performance from George Mason University.

  David has been involved in New York Theater for the past seven years as both a playwright and actor. He has worked with several theater companies; including Prospect Theater Company, Early Stages and Square Peg Theater Company. He is a founding member of Maieutic Theatre Works, and serves as their Artistic Director. David has written four full length plays. Folie a Deux, in which he also starred as Nathan Leopold, was produced in the fall of 2006 in New York City by Maieutic Theatre Works. Brandon Voss of HX Magazine called the play, "Riveting" and named Stallings as the "playwright and actor to watch". Other plays include Deceiving Chance, Anaϊs Nin Goes to Hell (1st Prize Winner Boston Theatre Works--Unbound Festival 2007), and Arpeggio. David is currently working on A Daughter of Israel, which will be featured in MTWorks 'NewBorn Festival' in January.

David has a BFA in theater from the College of Santa Fe, NM.

Anthony is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan studio here in New York City and has a BFA in Theatre Arts from Mankato State University in Minnesota. Anthony was last seen at the Flea Theatre understudying the role of Wilson in Adam Rapp's "Bingo With the Indians". Anthony also earned the award for Best Performer in the Turtle Shell Theatre's 8Minute Madness Festival. Favorite roles include Don in "Rounding Third", and Scooter in "Tracers". Anthony would like to thank his parents and his "muse" Eve for their continued support.
Kathryn Ekblad is a founding member of the Ateh Theater Group. With the Ateh Kathryn has performed in The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Long Distance, and most recently, The Girl Detective. Other performances include: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, The House of Yes, and Romeo and Juliet. Kathryn has a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is also a fight director and stage combat teacher.
New York credits include: Sin (Abingdon Theatre), Women and Wallace (Space @ 24), Salome (Todo Con Nada), The Ridiculous Young Ladies (Random Arts), A Little Piece of the Sun (NY Fringe 02) and Bitch Macbeth (Access Theatre). Regional Theatre: The Whipping Man (Luna Stage Company), The Last Bridge (George Street Playhouse), Madison (Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey), The Prodigal Cow (New Jersey Repertory Company), Romeo and Juliet (The Long Center), The Rimers of Eldrich (Monon Depot Theatre).
Aly moved to NYC in 1999 from the ‘burbs' of Atlanta, GA. Since then she has been seen in several regional productions, including Peter Pan (Theatreworks USA), Three Days of Rain (Queens Theatre in the Park), Hair (Gallery Players), and A Broken Christmas Carol (Broken Watch Theatre). She recently starred as Jo in Cody Daigle's Providence (MTWorks), and has also been lucky enough to participate in the reading of MTWorks' Anais Nin Goes To Hell. Aly has recently been seen in the NYC music circuit with her band "i like orange", and is also a proud performer, director, and co-producer for Cocktail 6 Theatre Company