AMERICAN RAPTURE

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama
"Hello Out There" by William Saroyan & World Premiere plays by Alex Dinelaris; Directed by Alex Dinelaris

OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their series AMERICAN RAPTURE, which includes Hello Out There by William Saroyan and world premiere plays by Alex Dinelaris (nominated Lucile Lortel/Drama Desks). The series will be presented in conjunction with William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, as part of Oberon’s Winter Rep 09. AMERICAN RAPTURE plays a three-week limited engagement at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). Performances begin Saturday, February 14th and continue through Sunday, March, 1st.

An evening of short plays, some humorous, some tragic, explore the unique mixture of loneliness and hope, which make up the American Experience. Playwright/director Alex Dinelaris, who was nominated for a Lucille Lortel (Best Musical) and two Drama Desk Awards (Book & Lyrics) for his work on the off-Broadway hit, ZANNA DON’T!, weaves his way through modern relationships, religious hypocrisy, love, loss and the endless cycle of violence that threatens to swallow our society whole. The evening culminates with William Saroyan’s Hello Out There, the powerful tale of two outcasts who find love at the most unlikely of times, in the most unlikely of places.


About the Company: Oberon Theatre Ensemble

The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.



Cast: Jane Cortney*, Brad Fryman*, Vince Gatton*, Warren Jackson*, William Laney*, Dianna Martin, Donovan Patton*, Laura Siner*, Ryan Tramont, Christine Verleny, Stewart Walker*, Alex Dinelaris-Author , William Saroyan-Author
Open:   02/14/09
Close:   03/01/09

Schedule:
Saturday, Feb 14 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 15 at 3pm
Wednesday, Feb 18 at 8pm
Thursday, Feb 19 at 8pm
Friday, Feb 20 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb 21 at 2pm
Monday, Feb 23 at 7pm
Tuesday, Feb 24 at 8pm
Wednesday, Feb 25 at 2pm
Saturday, Feb 28 at 8pm
Sunday, Mar 1 at 3pm
Theater:   Beckett Theater - Theater Row
Address:   410 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:Tickets are $20.00 and $13.75 students/seniors
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Company: Oberon Theatre Ensemble         Official Web Site: www.oberontheatre.org