THE ISLAND OF NO TOMORROWS by Fengar Gael is not your traditional musical. The infant Esperanza's mother dies in childbirth, and Esperanza is given an artificial heart but not expected to live. Her father, Don Hilardo, sequesters Esperanza at Villa Leche, his ideal of heaven on earth, filled with a bevy of voluptuous nursing mothers to care for her until the dreaded day arrives. But Esperanza defies the odds in this madcap exploration of sexual subjugation, political oppression, and the challenges of parenting in the electronic age. This world premiere is MultiStages New Works Contest Winner.Written by Fengar GaelOriginal Music by Anika Paris and Nancy Binns ReedBruce Baumer, Music DirectorTheresa Burns, ChoreographerOBIE Winner Jan Hartley, Projection DesignJessa-Raye Court and Mark Richard Caswell, Costume DesignJoyce Liao, Lighting DesignJessica V. Urtecho* Production Stage ManagerDirected by Lorca Peress, MultiStages Artistic DirectorAEA ShowcaseCastRicharda Abrams*Jen Anaya*Debra Cardona*Pedro CarmoVeronica Cruz*Alexis Lauren Kinney*Lina Sarrello*Alexis Sweeney* members of AEAProduction Dates:November 8-18, 2012Tuesday through Saturday at 8PMSunday at 3PMNo Performances Mondays or Election Day Tues., Nov. 6JOIN US FOR A BENEFIT RECEPTION:November 8, 2012 at 7:00pmBenefit ticket price: $50.00 Benefit Ticket Description: pre-show reception, raffle, performance and after-party with cast and production team.(General admission tickets are ALSO available on Nov. 8th for $18.00. General tickets include performance and after-party with cast and production team. They do NOT include admittance to the pre-show reception). Sunday Matinee Talk Backs:Nov. 11 - A Special Day with the League of Professional Theatre Women, and a talk back on Women in Contemporary Theatre. Part of the LPTW 30 Plays Series celebrating LPTW's 30th anniversary.MultiStages Mission & History: Founded in 1997 by Lorca Peress, MultiStages’ mission is to encourage collaborations between playwrights and artists to develop multicultural and multidisciplinary new works that celebrate a fusion of art forms that enrich, explore, and reinvent today’s theatre. Through New Works Contests, Script Development Series, readings and productions we provide platforms for artists to collaborate in an experimental and supportive environment. MultiStages has developed over 30 new works with poets, filmmakers, composers, choreographers, musicians, visual and theatre artists who each represent an imaginative perspective. Awards: Four 2012 HOLA Awards, Taino Award, FLAG Award, 2 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Awards (LMCC and the DOCA), Dramatists Guild Fund, N.W. Dible Foundation, Jewish Communal Fund, Materials for the Arts support from the DOCA. MultiStages is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization that receives grants in behalf of MultiStages, provides oversight to ensure grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements, and provides reports as required by grantor.
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