THE GLORY OF LIVING
STEPHEN JAMES ANTHONY*, CHRIS CORNWELL, AMANDA GARDNER
MATTHEW HANSEN, LAURA HECKEL, RICHARD HUTZLER
LINDSEY LIBERATORE, STACEE MANDEVILLE, HARDY PINNELL*
*Performing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.
Directed by ASHLEY KELLY TATA
THREE-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
AUGUST 1 AUGUST 18, 2013 AT THE ACCESS THEATER
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 8 PM.
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REVOLVE PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce Rebecca Gilmans THE GLORY OF LIVING, directed by Ashley Kelly Tata. THE GLORY OF LIVING will play a three-week limited engagement at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, New York, NY). Performances begin Thursday, August 1 and continue Sunday, August 18. Opening Night is Saturday, August 3 (8 p.m.). Press are invited starting August 1 and any performance thereafter.
Empty beer bottles. Crumpled-up potato chip bags. A sweaty, soiled clump of sheets. The TV blares. The Glory of Living follows the story of Lisa, a girl who leaves her trailer home and prostitute mother to join Clint, a man who loves her very much. The two take off and travel through the rural south of our not-too-distant-past, living in motel rooms, paid for with cash from minor theft. As their crimes turn from petty to depraved we are confronted with a portrait of America that no one wants to call home, an America slipped-through-the-cracks of nameless victims and their equally nameless perpetrators. A handcuff. A jacked car. A ride through the woods. A distant gunshot. The TV blares.
The production stars Hannah Sloat (Bdwy: War Horse) as Lisa, Hardy Pinnell as Clint, Richard Hutzler as Carl, Stacee Mandeville as Jeannette/Transcriber, Amanda Gardner as Carol, stars Lindsey Liberatore (College Humor) as Angie, Laura Heckel as Girl, Stephen James Anthony (Bdwy: War Horse) as Steve, Chris Cornwell as Burrows/Policeman 2/Guard and Matthew Hansen as Jim/Policeman 1/Hugh.
The production features scenic and costume design by Alexandra Regazzioni, lighting design by Tuce Yasak, and sound design by Kortney Barber.
THE GLORY OF LIVING plays the following schedule beginning Thursday, August 1:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Running Time: 90 minutes, including intermission
REBECCA GILMAN (Playwright) was born in 1964 in Trussville, Alabama. Her other plays include The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, and Blue Surge. Her plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Royal Court Theatre in London, as well as other theaters around the country and abroad. She is a three-time Joseph Jefferson Award-winner. Gilman was awarded the George Devine Award and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright for The Glory of Living. Gilman was the first American playwright to win an Evening Standard Award. She was awarded the 2008 Harper Lee Award.
ASHLEY KELLY TATA (Director) is a New York City-based Theater and Opera Director. She started making theater back in high school with the Oyster River Players where she met The Glory of Living’s team-members, Hannah Sloat and Laura Heckel. Since graduating from Columbia Universitys MFA directing program, she has assisted Robert Woodruff on the world premiere of David T. Littles opera Dog Days at Montclair’s Peak Performances Festival; Chen Shi-Zheng on the US premiere of Toshio Hosokawas opera Matsukaze at Spoleto Festival, USA and the Lincoln Center Festival; and composer David Lang on the world premiere of his music-theater-evening piece love fail at the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas and BAMs Next Wave Festival. She has recently directed A Weimar Flute a devised, site-specific adaptation of Mozarts Die Zauberflöte with texts by Weimar-era writers staged at the Housing Works Bookstore for Morning Side Opera Co.; Bertolt Brechts The Good Person of Szechwan, translated by Tony Kushner; and Samara Weisss Dirt, (Part 1) as a part of HERE Arts Centers Summer Sublet Series. With her own company, Enthuse Theater & Co. she has been working on a series of pieces entitled The Decay of Cities in which company performers and designers occupy abandoned locations around the US and create site-specific, immersive, devised pieces of theater examining structural, cultural and social decay in the US. So far Enthuse & Co. have created The Decay of Cities: Farm in an abandoned farm in Maine and The Decay of Cities: NOLA in an abandoned auto-shop in New Orleans, LA. She is currently the Administrative Associate with the League of Professional Theatre Women and was recently the Artistic Associate Director of Classic Stage Company. Upcoming projects include directing a new production of Menottis The Telephone and assistant directing Kristin Marting on her new participatory theatrical event, Trade Practices. www.ashleykellytata.com