Aspie Works returns to the Rochester theater scene this month with two remarkable projects – a collaboration on the life of an Oscar-winning actor, and a new original play on an old man standing in the way of change.
Aspie Works is providing production support for Screen Plays’ Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference, to be performed at Geva Theatre Center’s NextStage on June 4-7. Marcy Savastano stars in the title role of the legendary actress who had two career defining film personas: Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 blockbuster Gone with the Wind, and as Blanche DuBois in the 1951 film version of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Method Machine co-founder David Henderson directs.
On June 19, label founder Justin Rielly will present his new play Ghost Light – about a theater director who finds the building he lives in is up for demolition by a politician who wants to put a dollar store on the land. Don Bartalo (who appeared as the stage narrator in A Different Normal) stars as the director, with Jeremy Sarachan (scene director in RCP’s 2014 Fringe show Same Sex Shakespeare) as the politician. The Rape of Lucrece performers Susanna Guarino and Haven Shea co-star, along with RCP’s Richard II star Joey Edizel. Ghost Light will be presented as part of the MuCCC Fest, to be performed at 7:30pm at the theater located at 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester.
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