Aspie Works launches into the fall with two big shows over the next month!
The collaborative duo Kindred Soles makes its writing debut with the informal staged reading of The Writer’s Fairytale, presented at the Village Gate’s Rogue Training Studio (D-218) at 274 North Goodman Street on Sunday, August 23 at 7:30pm.
A writer is challenged to create a children’s show – and she ultimately writes about the five points of a story through a fairy tale setting. Kindred Soles is Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly and Geva Comedy Improv performer Danielle Erway, who starred in Aspie Works’ A Different Normal and Practicing Godot. Rielly also directs and appears, alongside Lauren Leone Baker, Cassandra Lamantia, Marcy Savastano and Kayleigh Yancey. Admission for The Writer’s Fairytale is free.
The 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival will follow, and Aspie Works will represent with Spalding Gray’s defining monologue Swimming to Cambodia. Rielly directs and appears in Gray’s journey into the heart of making the 1984 Vietnam War-set drama The Killing Fields, and his life in Manhattan during that time. The monologue was later filmed in 1987, directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme.
Swimming to Cambodia will be performed at the MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue) on Monday, September 21 at 8:30pm, with tickets at $10.
Aspie Works will also take part in the Fringe’s encore performance of last June’s Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference. A summer hit at Geva, Marcy Savastano and David Henderson will reprise their roles as actor and director for this powerful solo show about the two-time Oscar-winning actress best known as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. The show is produced by Screen Plays, with Aspie Works providing assistance as a co-producer. Vivien Leigh will be presented at the George Eastman House (900 East Avenue) on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00pm; tickets are on sale for $15.
Tickets for both shows are available at the Rochester Fringe Festival’s website – rochesterfringe.com.
Stay tuned to AspieWorks.com or the label’s pages on Facebook and Twitter for more details!