"The Other Place"|
by Sharr White
Sept. 16 - 24
There is a free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., Sept. 15 at 8PM.
directed by Alicia Dempster
produced by Rob Bassett & Abbey Lynch
Contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
Just as Juliana Smithton's research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
"Sudden flares of uncontrolled feeling appear like lightning flashes from a sky that was clear just moments before. Gradually our faith in this seemingly most reliable of narrators is undermined by deftly disclosed pieces of information." - NY Times
In a moment of irony, a lightning strike has damaged our light board causing us to delay opening night of this show to Sept. 16.
Show dates are Sept. 16 & 17 @ 8PM, Sept. 18 @ 2PM, Sept. 23 & 24 @ 8PM.
The Other Place by Sharr White stars Rosemary Howard, a Hudson Valley local who splits her time between New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Originally from Connecticut (graduate of Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury and University of Connecticut), she is a working actor with recent local stage performances in Calendar Girls, August: Osage County, The House of Blue Leaves at the Ridgefield Theatre Barn; Lend Me A Tenor, A Christmas Carol, The Artificial Jungle at The Little Theater in Newtown;and The Tale of The Allergists Wife at TheatreWorks New Milford. While The Other Place marks her debut at the Brookfield Theatre for The Arts, this will be her second production under the direction of Alicia Dempster since their work on Circle Mirror Transformation at the Pound Ridge Theatre. As for the big screen, she has appeared in True Story (James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Gretchen Mol), Hits (David Cross, Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, Michael Cera), which can be seen on Amazon Video, and the soon to be released King Cobra (Christian Slater, James Franco, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone). Follow Rosemarys film work on www.imdb.me/rosemaryhoward
Will Jeffries is a Southbury resident and retired professional actor with a long list of TV, movie, and stage credits. Notable New York credits include "Torch Song Trilogy" by and with Harvey Fierstein, "Kennedy at Colonus" (as Kennedy), "Volunteers" with John Goodman and Mark Cuddy, "Man Enough", and "The Matinee Kids". TV credits include "Remington Steele", "Hunter", "Falcon Crest", "Beverly Hills Buntz", "ER", "The Bob Newhart Show"," The John Larroquette Show", "The Wayans Brothers", among many others. He also apeared as Damon Grenville for an extended run on "General Hospital". LA credits include "A Whisper In The Mind" with E.G. Marshall, and Shaw's "Don Juan In Hell" where he co-starred with Ricardo Montalban, Stewart Granger, and Lynn Redgrave. Now retired, he has become active in the Connecticut community theatre scene (since 2004) and has shared the stage with Rosemary Howard in numerous shows including "Light Up The Sky", "Romantic Comedy", "The House of Blue Leaves", and "Love Letters". Recent community theatre credits include "Other Desert Cities" at Powerhouse and "Deathtrap" at Two Planks. Visit his web site: www.willjeffries.com.
Mindy Goff of Westport covers several characters in the show. Recent credits include "Calendar Girls" at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, "The Vagina Monologues" at Westport County Playhouse, as well as several credits with The Barrow Group in NYC.
The final member of the cast is Aaron Kaplan of Bethel, who also covers more than one character in the show. He has most recently been seen as Ricky Roma in Ridgefield Theatre Barns production of "Glengarry Glen Ross". Other credits include "Time Stands Still" at New Milford TheatreWorks and "The Glass Menagerie" at Two Planks.
This highly talented group of actors is directed by Alicia Dempster, who has both directed and performed in numerous shows throughout the region. Her directing credits in Brookfield include "Dead Mans Cell Phone" and "Little Shop of Horrors".
"The Other Place" opens on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8PM. Tickets are $20 at the door or at the web site www.BrookfieldTheatre.org. Shows are Fri. & Sat. at 8PM Sept. 16 through 24 with a matinee on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2PM.
"The Other Place" is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: strong language
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|