Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director; Sue Abbott, Managing Director) will present the New York Premiere of Melissa Gawlowski's (On the Line with City Attic Theatre) Spring Tides, March 9-25 as part of BFG Collective's six month long residency at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City). The production will be directed by Jeff Woodbridge and will feature Susan Atwood*, Jason Liebman*, Michael Mraz, and Patricia Santomasso*. The creative team will include Set Design by Nikki Black, Costume Design by Cheryl McCarron, and Lighting Design by Kia Rogers.
*Appearing courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase.
About the show: Jane, newly pregnant, escapes onto a beach through a closet door and finds a strangely familiar world under attack. As she, a greaser, and a Spanish nun battle monsters and brandish swords and stones, the line between real and imaginary blurs, and to save them all, Jane will have to make the decision of her life.
Spring Tides will run in rep with Boomerang Theatre Company's revival of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, March 1-18, and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, March 3-24.
The production, presented by Boomerang Theatre Company as part of the BFG Collective, will play a three-week engagement at The Secret Theatre (44 02 23rd Street, Long Island City), March 9-25; March 9, 13, 19, 20, 21, & 24 at 8pm, March 10 & 25 at 3pm, and March 11 at 7pm Tickets ($25) may be purchased online at www.bfgcollective.com or by calling 866-811-4111.
MELISSA GAWLOWSKI (Playwright) hails from Hell, Michigan and currently resides in Brooklyn. Her New York credits include: The Frankophile (City Attic Theatre), The Incredible Journey (Boomerang Theatre Company Rock 'N' Roles Event), The Cellar (5th Annual Festival of Samhain; Semi-finalist, 2007 Strawberry One-Act Festival), On the Line (City Attic Theatre; Brooklyn College Directors Lab), Ice Holes (City Attic Theatre), Mimi Meets Her Match (The 52nd Street Project), and Metis (a collaboration with Marie Evelyn, presented by Analogous at the Tank and as part of the Txt Fst performance series in Brooklyn). Other plays include: Spring Tides (Last Frontier Theatre Conference; Boomerang Theatre Company First Flight Reading Festival; Cardboard Box Collaborative, Philadelphia), Release (National AATE/ATHE Conference), The Summer That God Paid a Visit to Hell (Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong), The True Story of Harold Tubbsman (Region III American College Theatre Festival), and A Beer Goggle Aria (Finalist, Collaboraction Sketchbook Festival, Chicago). While working at Kean University, she wrote scripts for "Union", a televised dramatic series directed by AC Weary. Her work has been published in New Monologues for Women, By Women II (Heinemann) and two volumes of Audition Arsenal (Smith and Kraus). Melissa was the resident playwright and literary manager of City Attic Theatre in NYC. She is currently the Co-director of Dialogue as Performance of Analogous, an NYC organization committed to interaction art, and a playwright in residence with Marmaduke Theatre Company.
JEFF WOODBRIDGE (Director) Credits include On Top for Rising Sun Performance Company's 5th Annual One Act Series in New York and several Seattle productions including Riches (Richard Hugo House); Recent Tragic Events, The Masters, Tuna and Tea (Odd Duck Studio);Independence, A Story of the Unspoken (Freehold Theatre). He was a founding member and artistic director of Unbalancing Act and has appeared on stage in numerous productions in Seattle and Philadelphia.
Established in 1999, BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is dedicated to producing new, classic and neglected plays that add to the vibrancy of The National Theatre canon. We annually present original and re-imagined plays as both outdoor performances and indoors rotating repertory seasons. Our goal is to challenge artists as they continue to hone their craft, and we engage the most talented and passionate writers, directors, designers and actors in New York's independent theatre community. By employing an innovative philosophy and a pioneering spirit, Boomerang will constantly expand the idea of what is possible for an Off-Off Broadway/Indie Theatre company. Through this unique combination of substance and form, we will move our audience by creating for them a dialogue of culturally significant plays from diverse styles, genres, and periods.