THIRST: A SPELL FOR CHRISTABEL

Genre: Drama
Directed by Elena Araoz

THIRST  retells Coleridge's gothic story in an abandoned forest suffering from an apocalyptic drought. Christabel and her father, stubborn hold-outs in the dying woods, are visited by a mysterious and opportunistic woman who quickly transforms their quiet world. Soon they must choose between her frightening, seductive promises and the quickly diminishing safety of the life they've always known.

THIRST  will feature Matthew Cowles (Veronika Decides to Die, Life on Mars, Oz), Lori Funk, and Elizabeth Gross as Christabel, with set by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costumes by Chloe Chapin, lighting by Justin Townsend, and sound design by Arielle Edwards. Stage management will be by Rosie Goldman.

Playwright Monika Bustamante is a member of Austin, Texas-based Hyde Park Theatre, Refraction Arts Project, Shrewd Productions, and Austin Script Works. Her plays include A Mother with Light (Humana Festival finalist), Io: a myth about you (four Austin Critics Table Award nominations), The Only Children (Princess Grace Award finalist), Perdita: a story for ghosts (three Austin Critics Table Award nominations, including the David Mark Cohen New Play Award), and Stillborn: a bedtime story (three Austin Critics Table Award nominations). She received her MFA in Playwriting with a James A. Michener fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin.


About the Company: First Light Theater Group

First Light Theater Group was formed in April 2008 when four New York City-based artists discussed their desire to create new and relevant theater that would disrupt the perceptions of stereotypical stock characters in and throughout traditional media. As a new non-profit theater company, First Light Theater Group is dedicated to developing and producing new works that shed light on those that are misrepresented and misunderstood. The Group plans to produce one fully staged production per year in addition to engaging the community through benefit performances, workshops, and readings.

Preview:   03/10/09
Open:   03/17/09
Close:   04/12/09

Schedule:
Tuesday - Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Cost:$25,
Buy Tickets Online or Call: www.here.org at 212-352-3101
Company: First Light Theater Group         Official Web Site: www.fltg.org.