The WorkShop Theater Company (Scott C. Sickles, Artistic Director), as part of its 2011-2012 Main Stage season, proudly presents Beneath the Hush, a Whisper, a work of historical fiction by new playwright, Abigail Somma, directed by Tom Herman. Beneath the Hush, a Whisper, set at the United Nations in the 1950's tells the story of a British diplomat, assigned to work with Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a project that will change the course of history. As his work begins, the conflicted UN appointee faces a personal crisis that tests his idealism and integrity.
The WorkShop Theater Company (www.workshoptheater.org.) opens its new season with Beneath the Hush, a Whisper in September. Performances begin Thursday, September 15, 2011 and open officially on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8PM at the WorkShop Theater Company (312 W. 36th Street). A limited engagement, Beneath the Hush, A Whisper will play through Saturday, October 8, 2011. A Special Performance takes place on Sunday, September 18, at 3PM in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjold. The production is made possible with a grant from The Swedish Council of America.
Beneath the Hush, a Whisper features Greg Oliver Bodine as Stephen Harrison, the troubled former British diplomat and current Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping;Shelley McPherson as Margaret Harrison, Stephen's supportive wife; Jed Dickson as Dag Hammarskjold; Joseph Franchini as Ian Trebold, Stephen's ambitious colleague, Mia Moreland as Clare Wilkes, Stephen's free spirited sister; and Heather Massie as Marta, Hammarskjold's knowing secretary.
The design team includes: Jennifer Varbalow (Sets), Cathy Small (Costumes), Diana Duecker(Lights), and John McKinney (sound).
Tickets are available by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or online at www.workshoptheater.org. WorkShop Theater Company is located at 312 W. 36th Street, Fourth Floor East, NY, NY 10018, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets cost $18 General Admission; $15-Students/Seniors.
About WorkShop Theater Company
WorkShop Theater Company's mission is to provide a creative home for our diverse group of playwrights, directors and actors, to hone their talents and cultivate projects, from inspiration through finished production, while encouraging our audience to partner with us in developing new works. In 2011, the WorkShop Theater Company received nine New York Innovative Theater nominations; the most the company has ever garnered.
WorkShop Theater Company's 2011-2012 Main Stage season features The Navigator written by Eddie Antar and directed by Leslie Kincaid Kirby; and Protected, written by Timothy Scott Harris.