FRIGID NEW YORK presents A Bricken and Birch Production, Sisters Grimm: Fables of the Stage. Written by Bricken Sparacino and Amy E. Witting, with Music by Eric Chercover and Ethan Bailey and Lyrics by Sparacino with Chercover, the show is directed by Lori Kee and Bricken Sparacino. It runs February 22 through March 3, 2013.
Performance Schedule: Friday Feb 22 at 5:35 pm, Sunday Feb 24 at 5:15 pm, Tuesday Feb 26 at 7:05 pm, Saturday March 2 at 2:05 pm and Sunday March 3 at 5:15 pm. Ticket Price: $10, $8 Students/Seniors/Military with ID. For tickets in advance go to: www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444. Performances take place at The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. For more information, go to: www.frigidnewyork.info or http://bricken.org/bricken/Sisters_Grimm.html.
A hilarious look behind the curtain. Find out how Jack really met the Giant and what happens between the scenes of a traveling musical children?s theater troupe. Bricken Sparacino and Amy E. Witting team up in this two fable production. Jack and the Giant by Witting and Pointy the Star Fish by Sparacino. No children allowed.
Cast: Bill Bria, Elisabeth A. Furtado, Lori Kee*, Brandon Schraml, Adam Sullivan *, Bricken Sparacino* and Derby Thomas
Sisters Grimm: Fables of the Stage includes two plays both written as part of the 24 Hour Play Fun produced by aWe Creative Group. Ms. Sparacino always thought they would be great together, the challenge, they were too short. So the plays expanded, Ms. Witting agreed they should go together and SG:FOTS was born. Both shorts are inspired by the world of the theater and children's fables. We will poke fun at acting, children's theater and relationships. A little secret to share: the second piece is inspired by Ms. Sparacino's extensive work at the zoo.
Lori Kee (Seagull and co-director) is an award winning actress and director; she loves collaborating on new works. December 2012, Tennessee a new play by John Patrick Shanley, which Lori originally directed the premier for Nylon Fusion, April 2012, was staged at the LAByrinth Theatre Company. Frigid fans will recognize her work (in the now published) Are We Freaks and Death, it Happens... (USM) Frigid New York 2012 audience award winner.
Bricken Sparacino (Little Girl/Co-director/producer) Bricken is an award winning/ nominated performer, writer and director. She was one of nytheatre.com?s People of the Year ?08. You might recognize Bricken from last years "audience choice award winner" Death: it happens. A girls guide to death. Other highlights include: the two person show, MEDICATION for the NYC Fringe Festival which was selected by BACKSTAGE as a highlight for the theatre season. Her first solo show, I?m Not Sure I Like the Way You Licked Me, was a great success. Bricken can be seen on the internet as part of the Key Of Awesome and AMCTV.com?s Sci-fi department. Go to www.bricken.org to read more about her directing credits.
Amy E. Witting (Playwright) has had over twenty productions performed both OFF and OFF-OFF Broadway. She is currently enrolled in Hunter College?s MFA program studying under Mark Bly and Tina Howe. She is from the underrated state of New Jersey, owns three crock-pots, and makes one mean lasagna. You can see her other play "36 Hours" in this festival at the Under St. Marks Theater. www.amywitting.com www.awecreativegroup.com
As a comedy producing powerhouse since 1999, Bricken and Michael have produced, and directed numerous original works including Medication for the NY Fringe Festival (Back Stage?s "Theatre Gem" of the year), American Treacle for the Midtown Theater Festival as well as the wildly successful 10:17 Comedy Night, which ran every Saturday night for 3 years. At Under St. Marks they have also produced I'm Not Sure I Like the Way You Licked Me and Michael Birch?s One Man Hamlet which currently is touring America. Last season they produced Death it happens: a girls guide to death, which won this festivals "audience choice" award.