MODOTTI

Genre: Drama
Written and Directed by Wendy Beckett

PASCAL PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of MODOTTI, written and directed by Wendy Beckett (Off-Broadway’s Anais Nin: One of Her Lives). MODOTTI will play a four-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Performances begin Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. and continue through Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Friday, June 11 (8 p.m.).

MODOTTI is the story of photographer, silent film actress and ultimately activist and communist subversive, Tina Modotti. Sleek and sensuous, yet as dangerous as a tiger, she tore through the male dominated political forums almost as fast as she tore through her lovers.

Modotti fled to Mexico lured by the revolution and artistic excitement.  Accompanied by her lover, American photographer, Edward Weston, she took on the challenge of a culture undergoing rapid change. Relishing in her new found freedom, her contemporaries were muralist, Diego Rivera, and Cuban revolutionary, Julio Mella.

Taking on controversial issues is a young person's adventure, one that is bound to have dire consequences.

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The production stars Alysia Reiner (Pentecost (Drama Desk Nom.), Sideways (SAG award) and Kissing Jessica Stein) as Tina Modotti, Jack Gwaltney (The Good Wife, Broadway: The House of the Blue Leaves) as Edward Weston, Marco Greco (Behind the Counter With Mussolini and Den of Thieves) as Rivera, Andy Paris (The Laramie Project film and original stage cast) as Robo/Mella, Stacey Linnartz (Ghosting, Bellwether, Lost In Light (The Public Theatre)) as Young Woman/Patron/Susan, Dee Pelletier (Broadway: August Osage County) as Ella Wolfe, Mark Zeisler (Broadway: A View From the Bridge, Brooklyn Boy) as Vidali, and Josh Tyson as Musician.

The production features scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by Theresa Squire, and lighting design by Laren Phillips. Ray Thomas is the sound designer, Brett Heath is the projection designer and William Land is the production stage manager.

Running Time: 2 hours with intermission

Website: http://www.modottitheplay.com

Open:   06/08/10
Close:   07/03/10

Schedule:
Tuesdays 7pm
Wednesdays-Fridays 8pm
Saturdays 2pm & 8pm
Sundays 3pm
Theater:   Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre
Address:   410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$50
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200
Company: Pascal Productions         Official Web Site: pascalproductions.net/modotti.html