Friday, July 19, 2013

The Connelly Theater

Three weeks from today, our company will be in New York City, holding a technical rehearsal for Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) at the historic Connelly Theatre. A former opera house, this 99-seat theater has many attractive features, including its horseshoe-shaped balcony!

The theater space is only one part of a great, Lower East Side institution, the Cornelia Connelly Center, which provides education and a promising future to underprivileged girls.

This space has powerful, positive juju! Three years ago, 34 West Theater Company presented their acclaimed two-person show My Name Is Ruth at the Connelly as part of FringeNYC 2010, where it was given an award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting.

The acting company was comprised of Magdalyn Donnelly and Jeffrey Querin, each a former Great Lakes Theater school residency program actor-teacher. Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) features two other former GLT actor-teachers, myself and Annie Hickey!

And Annie is getting married tomorrow, to another actor-teacher! Even more good fortune!

The entire company is very excited to know we will be working in a classy, downtown, proscenium theater, just perfect for presenting this stylish production. Tickets went on sale today, if you are in New York next month, please come and join us.

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