FRANKENSTEIN WITH MARY SHELLEY AND GABRIEL

Genre: Drama
FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley adapted by Virginia Bartholomew. GABRIEL written by Will Le Vasseur.

Redd Tale Theatre Company blasts into its fifth season with the world premiere of two original works, as part of its Summer of Creation

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley adapted by Virginia Bartholomew, directed by Will Le Vasseur, is a tight re-telling of the original Shelley story as told by Victor, the Creation, and Mary Shelly herself. We get to hear in the author’s own words how this legendary tale took form, and what it meant to her.

Immediately after, GABRIEL by Will Le Vasseur, directed by Lynn Kenny, takes the Frankenstein myth and transforms it to modern times. Henry, a geneticist, unlocks a vital clue to our evolution. In doing so he creates a future version of humanity, and discovers his own.

Having survived a transplant cross country to New York City, Redd Tale Theatre Company continues to follow its motto: “To Provide Enlightening, Entertaining Sci-Fi Theatrical Experiences That Contribute To Humanity's Next Step Forward.” Beginning in 2003 with a recreation of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, RTTC followed the next year with the West Coast premiere of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in Seattle. Then moving East, produced a successful run of Closer by Patrick Marber in 2007, and a critically acclaimed production of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz in 2008. Its 2009 production of Maddy was critically acclaimed and subsequently published. Last year RTTC produced two full-length classical pieces, Macbeth and a new adaptation of Triumph of Love written by Le Vasseur.

…Impressive in every department…” Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com

To revive a Greek classic is a challenge, but to reinvent the enigmatic myth with new plotlines, characters, and dialogue that consistently retains thematic homage to the original is masterful.” Jennifer Rathbone, TheaterOnline.com

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL are part of RTTC's SUMMER OF CREATION, which also includes:

The Science of Massage    8/9, 16, 23 at 8pm and 8/14, 21 at 7pm $5
Sci-Fi Festival    8/7 at 2pm and 7pm $5
Doctor Who Marathon Nights!    8/8, 15, 22 at 8pm $5
War Of The Worlds Radio Show    8/24 at 8pm $5

Preview:   08/04/11
Open:   08/05/11
Close:   08/27/11

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Saturday at 2pm. No performance Friday August 12th.
Theater:   Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th st. 5t floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$10-$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Redd Tale Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.reddtale.org
Virginia Bartholomew Victor, the Creation, and Mary Shelley in FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley

Virginia is thrilled to return to Redd Tale Theatre Co.  Audiences saw her last season as Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Leontine (Triumph of Love).  A Manhattan-based actor, director and teaching artist, her fourteen year career ranges from indie film and gritty black box to improv comedy and classical stage.  Virginia is a lead teaching artist with Capital Rep and is currently designing and leading Shakespeare workshops for persons with early Alzheimer’s.  New York stage credits include:  Seven Fabulous Women (Avenue of the Americas), Rosaline (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Gonzalo (The Tempest), Lady Capulet (Romeo & Juliet).  Regional Theatre:  Beatrice (Much Ado), Titania (Midsummer), Lady Bracknell (Earnest), Adriana (Comedy of Errors), The Real Inspector Hound, Dinner With Friends, Laramie Project.  Film/TV:  That’s What She Said, Slow Wave, Illusions, Teens Like Phil (LOGO), Staff (FX).  www.virginiabartholomew.com

Cameran Hebb Susan in GABRIEL

Cameran is excited for the Redd Tale slice of life on her personal New York pizza pie. She graduated in 2009 from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (go Heels!) in Dramatic Arts and Communication Studies, with a minor in Writing for the Stage and Screen. New York has afforded evolutions of all kind, both on stage and off. Theatrically, she started her journey here with a reading of Glenhawk at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, and the fun continued with her roles in Redd Tale's, Triumph of Love and Macbeth.  Yet, in conjuction, she has also learned how to continually share space and energies. Let the adventure continue baby.

Michael Komala Gabriel in GABRIEL

Michael Komala moved to NYC right out of high school from South Jersey to pursue acting. Graduated from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and has worked in both theatre and film, although has a greater love for theatre. He's very happy to be back at the Spoon Theater to work with Redd Tale once again.

Will Le Vasseur Henry in GABRIEL and Director of FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley

Will Le Vasseur (Artistic Director) received his BFA in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. While there he performed with The Seattle Opera, Theater Schmeater, and Woodinville Repertory Theatre as well as started and became Artistic Director of Redd Tale Theatre Company. After moving to New York, he worked with Creative Mechanics in Edward II, and slung a sword with Stolen Chair Theatre Company in The Accidental Patriot. As Artistic Director, Will directed Closer, played Carl in Lonely Planet, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Maddy: A Modern Day Medea, last appeared in The Swan Song, directed Macbeth and directed/wrote a new adaptation of Triumph of Love by Marivaux.

James Stewart Pierce in GABRIEL

James Stewart (Co-Artistic Director) relocated to NYC from New Zealand, where he was a founding member in two award winning theatre companies, Scrambled Legs and The Bacchanals. NZ highlights include a trilogy of The Jew of Malta/Titus Andronicus/Volpone, the NZ premiere of Sarah Cane's Crave, the world premieres of Jean Betts' The Collective and Paul Rothwell's Hate Crimes, and tours of Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film credits include The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, King Kong, principal roles in NZ independent feature films Event 16 & The Last Great Snail Chase, and the lead in the award winning short film Rob. Playing Jody in Lonely Planet with Redd Tale marked his stage debut in NYC and the United States, and since then he has also been in the company's productions of Maddy: A Modern Day Medea & Triumph of Love. He was last seen playing the title role in Redd Tale's Macbeth.

Michael Wetherbee Gabriel in GABRIEL

Michael Wetherbee - Theater credits: State of Maine Theater in Lakewood, ME (Father of the Bride), Theater for the New City (Age Out), American Theater of Actors, Coop Theater East (Urinal Play), ETNY at the Wings Theater (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Looking Glass Theater (Mayan Mask), and Horse Trade Theater Group. Chrysalis Workshop of Age Out with TNC.  Readings at the Algonquin Theater, Hudson Guild Theater, American Bard Theater Company, and Horse Trade Theater Group. “Dates & Nuts” and “Zombie in a Penguin Costume”.  Graduate of Mass. College of Liberal Arts.
 

Lynn Kenny Director of GABRIEL

Gabriel marks Lynn's second NY directing credit.  A loyal ensemble member, Lynn has played several roles onstage with Redd Tale: Princess Leonide in RTTC's stunning adaptation of Triumph of Love, the original role of Maddy in Maddy: A Modern-Day Medea and she was pleased to make her NY directing debut with RTTC's production of Anton Chekhov's Swan Song.  Other NY roles include Ballerina/Psychiatrist in the original Flux Theatre production of Pretty Theft and The Countess Cortez at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not on 42nd Street.  Notable Film credits consist of an extra in Richard Kelly's The Box, Stella Morton in the INSP/Regent Pictures lifetime movie Life's Other Side, and Penny in the Independent film Judges.  Lynn holds an MFA in Acting and has several years of comedy improv and SAFD fight training. Among her favorite words remain “fun,” “chocolate” and “free one-hundred dollar bills."

Sean Loftus Dialect coach for GABRIEL

Seán was born in Ireland, the third eldest of six children. He has his undergrad degree in Genetics and masters degree in Molecular Medicine, both from Trinity College, Dublin. He has been training to be an opera singer since the age of 18 in Ireland (Dr. Veronica Dunne), Italy (Juliette Bisazza) and New York (Greta Damrau). He has toured internationally with the Irish singing group Celtic Woman and modeled in New York and Milan. He moved to New York two years ago to return to school and has recently finished studying acting and musical theater at Circle in the Square theater school, NYC, where he completed his training playing the lead in Shakespeare's “The two Noble Kinsmen” and Emcee in Kander and Ebb's “Cabaret”. He has been doing lots of filming since finishing school and will be appearing in an Off-Broadway play in September called "Hope in Chaos" about the 10 year anniversary of 9-11. He is very pleased to be a part of the Redd Tale family.