Write Act Repertory NYC presents
In Association with the Midtown International Theatre Festival
Write Act Repertory’s Producing Artistic Director John Lant presents SOPHIA at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this summer.
New York – A comedic musical which plays to the changing times of the 60’s,Sophia features a strong independent woman as a predecessor to Mary Tyler Moore (Richards) and Rhoda Morganstern (Valerie Harper). Our hero Sophia is a beautiful, articulate, sophisticated, bright, and educated woman, whose blind spot is relationships. Her pattern follows sequential frequent encounters with boyfriends, who depart after short term contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend Heather, Sophia tries therapy with renowned relationship expert Jake Kelly. Diagnosed with “Beautiful Woman Syndrome”, part of her rehabilitation is to recognize every “hit-man” which always leads to a quick tryst. Sophia must learn about the forgotten majority of male society and try to focus on the “invisible men”, those who would never approach her, if she is to find true love. She develops the ability to handle her encounters with a non-descript forgettable man named George, who is truly the man of her dreams.
Cast: Marlene Berner, Brian Childers*, Andrea Enright, Paul Hanegan, Mary Lauren, Meredith Myers, Andrew Orsie, Bryan Seastrom, Sandra Dianne Wilson, Tommy Vance.
*(appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity)
Produced by John Lant
Book & Lyrics & Music by Michael Antin
Directed by E.M. Edwards
Choreographed by Crystal Chapman
Music Direction by Rocco Vitacco
Costume Design by Maya Graffagna
Scenic Design by James Dunn
Festival Lighting by Eric Lam
Assistant Choreographer Lisa Fiebert
Assistant Director Moses Akempta,
Associate Producer Samantha L. Vella.
About the Company: Write Act Repertory
Mission Statement &Â Philosophy
Write Act Repertory is a membership-based organization whose artist members include Writers, Actors, Directors, Designers and Technical Personnel. Write Act Rep specializes and is dedicated to the development of original plays, lesser known works by established writers, adaptations of classical-themed materials and musicals. Write Act Rep also produces rarely seen works or Los Angeles premieres. Along with our repertory season, Write Act Rep enriches the lives of the multi-cultural community of New York through our outreach programs with several other non-profit organizations, theatrical or academic, creating a positive educational and artistic impact within the community. Currently, one of Write Act Rep's outlets provides members the opportunity to produce and create original scripts developed exclusively for the resident professional artists in the membership. We encourage the artists through the continued engagement and immersion in an environment of artistic safety, to forward the company's mission as well as their own personal goals in the entertainment field. By providing an atmosphere of mutual respect for every discipline and area of live theatrical presentation, we have become one of the most diverse theatre companies in NY. Write Act Repertory continues to enrich the lives of Los Angeles theatre artists, our patrons, and the multi-cultural community through our innovative programming, and by providing rental space and rehearsal time to our other fellow theatre producers.
Theater: Write Act Repertory Theatre
Address: 309 East 26th Street
New York City, NY 10010
Cost:18.00, 15.00 Discounted
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