THE VIEW FROM HERE

Genre: Comedy
By Margaret Dulaney, directed by Scott C. Embler

Set in Kentucky, "The View From Here" is a comedy about four "kooky and unique" people trying to pick up the pieces of their rapidly falling apart lives. The play centers around Fern, an agoraphobic, trying to find a reason and the courage to step out of her front door. Ultimately "The View From Here" is a play about healing, allowing yourself to love, and the pain that hope carries with it.
About the Company: Little Hibiscus Productions

Little Hibiscus Productions purpose is to create a New York City based performing arts ensemble dedicated to creating, developing and staging, affordable quality plays and programs and with a commitment to provide opportunities for the collaboration of new and established playwrights, local actors, directors, designers, as well as industry professionals to express themselves artistically, build lasting creative relationships, to be seen and heard and to work together to develop and perform programs that are topical and relevant to the communities they represent with an emphasis on women playwrights.

 

Open:   11/11/08
Close:   11/16/08

Schedule:
Tues-Sat 7pm
Sun 2pm
Theater:   Sage Theater
Address:   711 7th Avenue (btwn 47th & 48th St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18.00
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Company: Little Hibiscus Productions         Official Web Site: www.littlehibiscus.com

Jennifer is a native Oklahoman and graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and Georgetown University. New York theater credits include, Off-Broadway: Whose Family Values!, Off-Off-Broadway: Deep in the Jeeps of Georgia (OOBR Critics’ Choice Award), Naked Girls Drinking! (Ha! Comedy Festival Award), The Blue Martini, Tannhauser: The Play at the Ohio Theatre Ice Factory Festival, Warning: Adult Content and Plunge, Never Swim Alone,Laundry and Bourbonand Humans Anonymous with the critically acclaimed Bridge Theatre Company, of which she is a founding member. She has performed at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English in Big Love and in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh, NC. Jennifer has also appeared in several independent films: Catalina Trust (written and directed by Will Conroy), Crutch, Dress Rehearsal and The Downwinders.

Lexi Windsor Carla

 Lexi recently performed in The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Around The World In A Bad Mood at the Duplex in NYC. She also performed with New York’s Ziegfeld Club in the production, Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic of 2008. A native Oklahoman, she performed in the 2007 centennial production of Oklahoma! at Lyric Theatre starring Kelli O’Hara. Favorite credits include: A Chorus Line (Val), Grease (Marty), Sweet Charity (Nickie), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred), & A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania). Lexi currently performs on Spirit Harbor Cruises out of Chelsea Piers & also enjoys performing for the troupes with the USO of Metropolitan New York.

Tim comes to New York City from Rochester New York, where he worked with Geva Theatre Center's Education Department. There he was also Administrator of Geva Comedy Improv from 2004-2007, and has appeared in Geva's productions of Shear Madness and Our Town. He taught narrative improv at SUNY Brockport for five semesters, and has performed with Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and Toronto, Ontario's Iron Cobra. Community theatre credits include Arsenic and Old Lace (Mortimer), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Lucas), and Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio). He most recently appeared as Mikey Thomas in The Lake George Dinner Theatre's Production of Shear Madness in 2007, and teaches improvisational theatre for Camp Broadway.

Sara Towber Maple

Sara Towber began her professional career at the School of American Ballet, performing at the New York State Theater. While attending Smith College and graduating with a degree in Literature she performed throughout the Pioneer Valley with various companies and The Ohio Dance Theater. Upon returning to New York and hanging up her dancing shoes, she has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The Neighborhood Playhouse and The Matthew Corozine Studio. Favorite roles include Bonnie Jean in Brigadoon with the Heights Players, Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Valerie in Imagining Brad, Julie in Pizza Man, Maple in The View From Here and Jenny in The Anastasia Trials. Thank you Christine for this amazing opportunity.

 
Scott C. Embler Director

Scott is a Founding Member and the former Producing Director of the OOBR-award winning Vital Theatre Company. NYC directing credits include: Stain (Off-Broadway at the Kirk); Burning Botticelli (NYCFringe); Death in England (Vital); opera premieres Faith and Caliban (Vital); many shorts including Save Me, Wonder Full, Trish at 10 (all at Vital) and Orpheus and the Dragon ( the Drilling Company). Readings include The Seventh Monarch (with Karen Ziemba and Harriet Harris), At Daybreak (Rattlestick Theatre); Breasts of Fortuna (with Lea Michele); the musical Masada (with Maya Days) at the York Theater; and numerous reading series over the years for Young Playwrights, Inc. Out of town credits include: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba with Tsidii le Loka (at Colorado World Theatre Festival and also Theatre Outlet in Allentown, PA); Galileo’s Daughters (Piccolo Spoleto); Faith (World Science Fiction Convention, Chicago); Pieces in Short (Lake George Opera Festival); Die Fledermaus (Albion College, Michigan); and Hansel and Gretel and Monkey See, Monkey Do (Lake George Opera Festival Opera-to-Go). Regionally, he assistant directed the musical revue Let Me Sing (with Andre DeShields, Stephanie J. Block, Marla Schaffel, and Randy Skinner at both Charlotte Rep and George Street Playhouse). Recently, he created and adapted the Little Tales series, a theatre program for pre-school kids at the downtown company Manhattan Children’s Theatre. He just completed the SSDC Observer program where he worked with Walter Bobbie on the Encores production of No, No, Nanette.

Mark J. Paynter Production Design

Mark has worked with Little Hibiscus on several other productions (Pizza Man and Fragments), he was Alec Baldwin's stand-in and photo double on the new NBC comedy 30 Rock. He is a teacher in a new pilot called Bored of Education which he is hopeful will earn a national spot. Mark can be seen on such shows as Hope and Faith, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order Criminal Intent and Sins of the City. He has also been in major movies and commercials throughout NYC. Coming from a Musical Theater background Mark has been seen hoofing his heels in such shows as 42nd Street, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Bye Bye Birdie, just to mention a few, and is a proud member of AFTRA, AEA and SAG (the professional unions for actors), He has also toured nationally and internationally.

Kevin B. Ploth Lights and Sound Design

 Kevin is designing the lights and sound for this production of "The View From Here"

Shatoya Greene Assistant Director

ShaToya Greene (Assistant Director) comes from a family of eccentric and supremely inspiring characters. She was born and raised Manhattan's L.E.S where she lives currently. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, where she majored in Anthropology - a lense which lends itself greatly to her forays into acting, photography, fashion and her writing. ShaToya is thrilled to be learning more about stage production and excited at the prospect of more adventures in theatre-land.

 
Jennifer Hegarty Assistant Director

 Jen Hegarty (Assistant Director) is excited to be working on this show.  She spends her days working for the United Nations, providing support to Child Protection teams offering aid worldwide to people in need.  This time spent in theatre for her has been only slightly less crisis-filled and frenzied.