BEAUTIFUL THING

Genre: Comedy, Drama
by Jonathan Harvey Directed by Michelle Kuchuk

An 'Urban Fairytale' this tells the story of two young schoolboys falling in love on the grim South-East London slum setting. The gaucheness, the rush of excitement and terror and the inarticulate tenderness of young love are beautifully captured in writing of truth and delicacy. Truly a most unusual and beautiful thing.


About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.

Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that presents new ideas, challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders - we do not specialize in ‘the sight impaired’ or ‘the hard of hearing’ or ‘people of color’ - we are the only company which from day one has been a home for all artists - many may now join us or use us as a model but we are the central home base. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent for today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people of different ethnicities and abilities; on the move and unheard. We give voice to those who are very much a part of our world, but whose stories often go untold. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience.

We are a leader in working with all colors, ages, genders, abilities and ethnicities in NYC. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities. We change the world, one play at a time….
 



Open:   07/07/10
Close:   07/25/10

Schedule:
Wed-Sat at 8 (no show July 17 but 2 shows on the 18th - one at 8PM)
Sundays at 2pm
elevator is out the first week of performance
Theater:   Spoon Theater
Address:   38 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$15-$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org

Tim Romero is a proud member of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company and of Actors Equity. He was last seen at the Spoon in "Tibet Does Not Exist Anymore" and was with them off-off and then Off Broadway in 2008’s ‘Elizabeth Rex’. He was also in 'Beatiful Thing', and debuting his singing voice for a live audience in '23 Coins'  Thank you Steph for the friendship and your belief in me and to the Knishy.

Michael Abourizk is thrilled to be back with the Spoon after appearing in their production of 'W;t' (ensemble, u/s Jason), as well as in 'Beautiful Thing'.  Michael created the role of "Shay" in the world premiere of Butch Mamas! and recently put his bilingualism to use playing a French-speaking "Madame" in Jean Genet's The Maids, both at the WOW Cafe Theater. Other New York theatre credits include Hamlet (Hamlet), The Eight Reindeer Monologues (Cupid), Save My Brother (the Palestinian), The First Cigarette at the Provincetown Playhouse, Rumplestiltskin (King), and Kafka Parables (Franz Kafka). He is a Milo Award-winner for the Park Road Playhouse's The Lion in Winter in which he portrayed "John." He is a graduate of New York University.  Eternal thanks to Michelle, Stephanie, and Phillip; and thank you Mom & Dad for being the beautiful things in my life.

A founding member of Nicu’s Spoon, Julie was seen off-Broadway in King Lear (with Ralph Waite,) as the title role in an all female production of Macbeth, and in her one woman show, Legacies. For Nicu’s Spoon she played Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird, as well as a Bosnian refugee and an Arabic girl under full burka for Displaced.  She performed regionally @ Bailiwick Repertory in Chicago and Seattle Children’s Theater (Linda Hartzell, director.)  Film work includes Sour Times, Odessa Sleeps, and Counting Bottlecaps.  Television-As the World Turns.  Her voice is heard on numerous industrials and commercial spots.  She returns to the stage after taking time off to have her three magical children with her husband, Drew. We gladly welcome her back to play a major role in Beautiful Thing.  Julie is a graduate of Holy Cross College and The University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program. 

A singer by nature (Opera, rock, you name it) she made her debut with Nicu's Spoon last year in the lead role in '23 Coins' - our first musical. Now she is in 'Beautiful Thing'. She can be seen and heard at  www.rebeccasings.com

Trip Langley is excited to make his Spoon Theater debut telling such a beautiful story.  He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he trained with the Tony award-winning Atlantic Theater Company and Trinity College in Dublin.  Favorite roles include Ellard in Shue's "The Foreigner," J.B. in Iizuka's "Language Of Angels," Jabber/Chilli/Hester in Parks' "In The Blood," and Matt in Bond's "The Children."  Film:  "The Houseboy," "Made For Each Other" with Bijou Phillips & Lauren German (ABC's "Happy Town), and upcoming Rob Legato's "Choose" and New York Film Festival selection "The Boys Who Brunch."  TV:  "As The World Turns."  Web:  award-nominated "The Hayley Project" at Youtube.com/hayleywinters.  Member of AEA & AFTRA.