THE BELLE OF BELFAST

Genre: Comedy, Other
By Nate Rufus Edelman, Directed by Eric Tucker

Cherry Lane Theatre's 12th annual Mentor Project.

Mentored by Charles Fuller, who won the Pulitzer Prize for A SOLDIER'S PLAY and is the author of the plays ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and THE BROWNSVILLE RAID, Nate Rufus Edelman's sharp and darkly witty play THE BELLE OF BELFAST is about seventeen-year-old Anne Malloy, who is lost and angry after the tragic killing of her parents to a terrorist's bomb. Like many who suffered and survived during Ireland's "Troubles", she turns to the comforts of her local parish. However, her passion is not for the Church, but for her confessor and confidant Father Reilly, forcing both to re-evaluate where one finds solace and faith during a time of conflict.  Directed by Eric Tucker, THE BELLE OF BELFAST has a cast which includes Evan Thompson (CITY OF ANGESL, 1776), Elvy Yost ("Bandslam" with Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Hudgens), Katie Fabel (The Irish Rep's ERNEST IN LOVE), Sam Redford (Academy Award-nominated THE HURT LOCKER), and Terry Donnelly (THE YEATS PROJECT).


About the Company: Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane provides a nurturing community for playwrights and theater artists, both seasoned and emerging, to work together in revealing the social consciousness of a changed world. In this way, we serve the cultural needs of our larger community of New York City while developing a dedicated, returning audience.

Cherry Lane consists of three distinct theater spaces: The 179-seat Mainstage; the 60-seat Studio Theatre; and the 90-seat Cherry Pit (formerly the Bank Street Theater), which Cherry Lane has recently begun leasing. The three spaces provide unique performance experiences for audience and artist alike - they also allow for myriad programs and plays to occur simultaneously, both from within Cherry Lane's own producing or from its busy rental calendar made up of numerous small to midsize nonprofit companies around New York City.

Open:   04/27/10
Close:   05/08/10

Schedule:
Tuesday - Friday @ 7pm
Saturday @ 3pm & 7pm
Theater:   Cherry Lane Theatre
Address:   38 Commerce St.
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$18 General Admission
$11 with valid student ID
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Telecharge at 212-239-6200
Company: Cherry Lane Theatre         Official Web Site: www.cherrylanetheatre.org