Genre: Drama
Written by Nick Starr | Directed by Malinda Sorci

THE AWESOME DANCE is a dark comedy that follows four souls through multiple lifetimes. In the first scene, three women seeking a Guru's grace are caught in a fanatic’s quest for glory. Later, a man's wife and sister accidentally force him into the path of a distracted driver on the day of his father's funeral.  Next, two women waiting for their adoptive child to be born discover a disturbing truth about the birth mother. And finally, a man pursuing the love of a woman he barely knows must first fulfill a terrifying demand. Can four souls bound by lifetimes of mutually inflicted pain find peace?

Dileep Rao (Avatar, Drag Me To Hell and the July release Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio) will make his New York Theater debut in the World Premiere of THE AWESOME DANCE.  The play also stars Julie Cavaliere and Rachel Cornish. Additional casting and the design team will be announced shortly.

Produced by Speranza Theatre Company and directed by Malinda Sorci, previews begin September 2 at The Cherry Pit. Opening night is set for Wednesday, September 8.

About the Company: Speranza Theatre Company

Speranza Theatre Company was founded in 2008 by Francesca Bove, Rachel Cornish and Heather Wahl. It is a collective group of alumni from the MFA Acting Program at The New School for Drama. Speranza subscribes to an actor-director-playwright collaborative approach to story-telling. Through risk-taking projects that respond to societal issues, Speranza will work to spark audience curiosity and cultivate emerging artists.

Preview:   09/02/10
Open:   09/08/10
Close:   09/25/10

Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
with special matinee (and post-show picnic) on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 5pm
Theater:   Cherry Pit
Address:   155 Bank St
New York, NY
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