Red Fern Theatre Company (Melanie Moyer Williams, Executive Artistic Director, Ken Hall, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein’s (Lunchblocked with Ars Nova; Camp Monster at Williamstown Theatre Festival) MARCH, directed by Kel Haney (Good Egg with Red Fern Theatre Company; Assistant Director, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Wit;). The production will feature Andrew Ash* (Blogologues with Lively Productions), Frank Deal* (August: Osage County on Broadway; Mac Wellman’s Second- Hand Smoke), Rachel Geisler (National Tour of Spring Awakening), Annie Henk* (CollaborationTown’s The Play About My Dad at 59E59), Ashley Marie Ortiz* (A Matter of Choice, FringeNYC), Thom Rivera* (Howard Katz at Roundabout Theatre; The American Pilot at Manhattan Theatre Club), John-Michael Scapin (Winner Canada’s Triple Sensation), and Melissa Teitel* (DisConnections at 45th Street Theatre). The Creative Team will include Scenic Design by Caite Hevner (My Base and Scruvy Heart with Studio 42), Costume Design by Sydney Maresca (Hand to God at EST), Sound Design and Original Music by Anthony Mattana (named “A Young Designer to Watch For” by Live Design Magazine), and Lighting Design by Marie Yokoyama (Sparkling Objects at Canal Park Playhouse). The production was cast by Darragh Garvey (2010/2011 Casting Resident at Playwrights Horizons) and will be Stage Managed by Michal V. Mendelson*. March was originally workshopped at the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival and was a 2010 finalist for the Yale Drama Series Competition. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association
Two teens take on the real and imaginary monsters in their lives in this funny and compelling theatrical journey through the treacherous worlds of virtual battlefields and real-life adolescence. Though their backgrounds couldn’t be more different, Eva Lucia Perez, a 14 year-old from the Bronx, and Michael Meltzer, a 15 year-old kid growing up in the suburbs, are both dealing with complicated families when they meet as avatars in Eden, a fantasy realm in an online game. As they embark on a journey to a new level in the game, Eva Lucia and Michael become unexpected friends, and find in each other the escape they need to get to that place and time when you first realize that the world is bigger than your family.
About the Company: The Red Fern Theatre Company
The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play. A portion of the proceeds from each play produced is donated to the designated philanthropy. We also provide our audiences with information on the philanthropy both by introducing their mission at each performance and including information about them in the play’s program. By associating each production with a philanthropic organization, we are able to respond directly to the people actually affected by the issues addressed in the play.
Over the past three seasons, RFTC has produced a diverse range of programming, including ten full length plays as well as workshops and staged readings of one new work which premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2008. Our 2009-2010 Season is dedicated to new plays and will open with the New York Premiere of Shirley Lauro’s ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.
The RFTC believes in an individual's responsibility to his/her community. Theatre can educate; it can also comfort. It can remind the audience that suffering and joy are feelings felt by all. The Red Fern Theatre Company would like each of its productions to create a lasting impression that fosters a community among those on and off the stage
New York is home to thousands of theatre companies; many of them are committed to socially conscious plays. The Red Fern Theatre Company distinguishes itself by bridging the gap between the theatre we produce and the change it seeks to create. In its partnerships with philanthropies, the RFTC provides the vehicle for which our audiences can give back to their community.
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, with an additional performance on Monday, April 23 at 7pm.
Theater: The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Address: 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
New York, NY 10003
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111