Betty is a writer rapidly going nowhere but to work as a waitress. Betty likes Sammy, the security guard at the New Modern Museum of Art. Mystic is Betty’s stripper roommate. She introduces Betty to her new boyfriend, Bobby. Betty LOVES Bobby. Bobby is suddenly interested in Betty. He suggests to Betty a way for them to realize the life they want: use Sammy to steal a painting from the Museum. Along the way they will have to battle the Jersey Mob, a serial killer, an ex-con art thief, and the general chaos of their own conscience. BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY asks the one major question in life: what would you do for love?
The production stars Karen Stanion (Reasons to Live, Provincetown Theatre) as Betty, Joe Diomede (award-winning actor for the film Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens) as Bobby, Kristen Lazzarini as Mystic, John Lenartz (Bdwy: Inherit the Wind) as Sammy, Stacy Ann Strang as Anna/Denise, Ryan Lee (Side Man, EST) as Nathaniel, Gregory Kostal as Harold and Richard Kent Green as Frank.
The production features scenic and lighting design by Lauren Parrish, and costume design by Lucy Goldberg. Lauren Parrish is the production manager, DeLisa White is the sound designer and Laura Hirschberg is the production stage manager.
BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, March 24:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
There are two additional performances: Tuesday 3/19 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday 3/20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are 18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes, one intermission
About the Company: Workshop Theater Company
Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.
2pm Matinee Sunday
Theater: Workshop Theater
Address: 312 West 36th Street
New York, NY
Cost:$18, $15 students/seniors
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