MARY THE THIRD

Genre: Classical, Drama
Written by RACHEL CROTHERS; Directed by KATRIN HILBE

WOMAN SEEKING... a theatre company is pleased to announce open their 11th Season with the production, MARY THE THIRD directed by Katrin Hilbe. MARY THE THIRD, the company's 19th production, is being produced in New York for the first time since it's 1923 premiere at the 39th Street theatre – produced by Shubert and starring George Howard and Louise Huff. It ran for 152 performances. The show will play a limited engagement – ten performances only - at West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street) Performances begin with a preview on Thursday, November 13 and continue until Sunday, December 7. Opening Night is Friday, November 14 at 7:30 pm.

In the dramedy Mary the Third, three generations of "Mary's" ponder the question--Is there only one love in a lifetime or is "free love" the solution? Rachel Crothers' classic wit and shrewd observations show us that every generation will struggle anew to answer the pesky relationship riddle!

Produced in 1923, it is interesting to note how relevant the question remains, and how, 80 years later, we still want to avoid the mistakes of our elders, but continue to let our desires trump our most brilliant thinking!

The production features scenic design by Heidi B. Andersson, costume design by Meredith Neal, and lighting design and stage management by Elliot Lanes. Katharina Tapp is the sound designer and GridKid is the graphic designer.


Cast: Loren Dunn, Rhonda Ayers, Dan Jacoby, Stephanie Schweitzer

Preview:   11/13/08
Open:   11/14/08
Close:   12/07/08

Schedule:
Preview Thursday Nov. 13th @ 7:30pm
Friday Nov. 14th 7:30pm opening
Sat. Nov 15th 3pm
Sat. Nov 15th 8:00pm
Sunday Nov 16th 3pm
Monday Nov 17th 7:30pm
Saturday Nov 22nd - 3pm
Sunday, Nov 23rd - 3pm
Friday December 5th 6:30pm
Saturday December 6th 3pm
Sunday December 7th 3pm
Theater:   West End Theatre
Address:   263 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Cost:$18.00
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Company: Women Seeking...         Official Web Site: www.womanseeking.org
has a MFA from Michigan State University's Acting Program. His New York credits include: Waiting for Godot, Rattlesnake, The Transaction, The Disruptive Delusions of Donald and Tragedy Defined. Ben has also done work in film: This Revolution, Logashu, and 60 x 60.
 

Anna is so happy to be working with Woman Seeking… again after performing in last season’s Melodrama and Mayhem.  Anna was most recently seen as a teenage “rap artist” in Prospect Theatre Company’s The Four.  Other credits include work with Kansas City Starlight, Theatreworks USA, Pittsburgh CLO and Pittsburgh Musical Theater.  Anna also is a shoe model, works for a scavenger hunt company and sells jewels down in Soho.  Training: Point Park University, UCB, Magnet Theatre and HB Studio.

 

Chris is thrilled to be working with "Mary the Third"! "Oklahoma" Will Parker (Media Theatre);"On the Town" Chip (Point Park Playhouse); Four National Tours with ArtsPower including "Hans Brinker" and "From the Mixed up Files..."  Favorite credits include "Hello Dolly," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and "Jesus Christ Superstar" Apostle/Dance Capt.(Kansas City Starlight).  Graduate of Point Park University Chris wishes to thank Katrin for this great opportunity, his cast and family!

 

Michael Deleget has degrees from Wabash College and Indiana University.  He has just recently returned from the Atlanta TOTS tour of Les Misérables,  Michael has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall in Bernstein’s Mass.  Regionally, he has been seen as Giuseppe in The Most Happy Fella starring George Hearn, Tony in West Side Story, Jamie in The Last Five Years, Radames in Aida, Tenor Soloist in The Producers.  Thanks Alison, family and friends for your support.  www.michaeldeleget.com

 

RACHEL CROTHERS (Playwright) (1878–1958)  Not only a playwright, Ms. Crothers was a director, producer, and actor.  She was the most consistently successful playwright of her time with many of her plays focusing the audiences' attentions on modern women's issues of equality and choice. After studying acting at the Stanhope‐Wheatcroft School and performing professionally for several seasons, Crothers abandoned acting when her first play, Nora (1903), was produced. Plays include: The Three of Us (1906), A Man's World (1910), Young Wisdom (1914), Old Lady 31 (1916), A Little Journey (1918), and 39 East (1919). He and She (1920), Nice People (1921), Mary the Third (1923), Expressing Willie (1924, and produced by Woman Seeking…in 2007), A Lady's Virtue (1925), Venus (1927), Let Us Be Gay (1929), As Husbands Go (1931), and When Ladies Meet (1932). Her last play was Susan and God (1937), describing the problems that ensue when a rich matron discovers religion. During World War I Crothers founded Stage Women's War Relief. She was a consummate craftsman, who, as Howard Taubman noted, "used the stage to articulate the case for woman's freedom. When the battle was won, she did not shrink from poking fun at the liberated woman's pretensions."
 
 

 

Katrin directs Opera, Operetta, Contemporary Music Theatre, Plays, both in Europe and in the US. She is the principal assistant director for the opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, and is currently developing a play, a chamber opera and a musical comedy. Katrin is an alumni of the Directors Lab West of 2007, a member of the Jewish Theater of New York and of the WorkShop Theater Company. She holds a masters degree in Philosophy, Musicology and English/American Literature from the University of Berne (Switzerland) and is both a citizen of the USA and the Principality of Liechtenstein, where she grew up. For more information, please see www.katrinhilbe.com