Aspie Works returns to the MuCCC on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00pm with the staged reading premiere of label founder Justin Rielly’s latest play, Practicing Godot.
The play follows the activities of two character actors who are waiting for the arrival of the director helming a new all-female production of Samuel Beckett’s landmark existential work Waiting for Godot. Yet the actors’ different attitudes towards theater may cause a rift between them; they also deal with a stage manager who would rather be anywhere else, and an experienced actor who gets called in when things threaten to get out of control…
Rielly will direct the staged reading, featuring an all-female ensemble including Lauren Leone Baker, Danielle Erway, Shana Krisiloff and Sandra Lowe-Dusel, with Jacqueline Moe on stage narration.
Miss Baker and Miss Moe recently starred in Aspie Works’ staging of The Rape of Lucrece, with Miss Erway appearing last June in Rielly’s dramedy A Different Normal. This is Miss Krisiloff and Ms. Lowe-Dusel’s first show for the label.
The show will be performed at the MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester, as a “pay-what-you-will” presentation.
Thank you to the cast and crew of LOVE IN THE STYLE OF WILL for an incredible performance last night. The time and efforts put into this show left an impression on the audience who came, which for the record, may have been the biggest audience for anything I’ve ever done, for Aspie Works or anything before the company’s launch.
I am overwhelmed with happiness, with the feeling of victory. It will be hard to top, and yet it will be great to see what happens next.
This is an exclusive behind-the-scenes pic for an upcoming Aspie Works project!
Actor-musician Emily Cirincione rehearses a sonnet being filmed for the Shakespeare-themed show Love in the Style ofWill, to be performed on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014) at the MuCCC.
Miss Cirincione is a SUNY Geneseo alumna who participated in the college’s theater club Cothurnus, and starred as Tybalt in last fall’s production of Romeo and Juliet presented by Cothurnus and VegSOUP. She also plays viola and sings on the multi-style band The Whale and the Warbler.
The sonnet transitions are being helmed by Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly, who is also developing and co-producing this project with Melyssa Hall and Katherine Royal.
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This theatrical company presents plays dealing with themes centered on the human condition; founded by playwright-performer Justin Rielly.