EBE's ELEPHANTS ON PARADE Short Play Fest Runs Now thru 5/12
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by BWW News Desk
EBE Ensemble presents the fifth installment of its award-winning one-act play festival with performances running from today, May 3 to May 12 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 E 4th Street, between 2nd Ave and Bowery). Elephants on Parade 2012 will feature new plays by Jeff Carter, Patrick Gabridge, Barbara Lindsay, Jen Silverman, Sonya Sobieski, and John Weagly.
Elephants on Parade 2012 will feature 2 world premieres and 4 New York premieres in which hilarity and heartbreak ensues as people strive to connect to one another amidst the chaos of everyday life. In Jeff Carter’s “Human Resources” we tag along as Karl Clark endures the job interview from hell. Patrick Gabridge’s “Curse the Darkness” throws a scene change into turmoil when a battle ensues over the right placement of the furniture, and the stupid candle just won’t light. In Barbara Lindsay’s “Fighting Mr. Right” a couple returns from a great first date and becomes embroiled in a fight to stay together. Jen Silverman’s “Notes on Drowning” tells the story of Adam, who falls for the drowned girl that lives in his bathtub. He thinks he’s found love, or at least a muse; his sister, however, has a few concerns. In Sonya Sobieski’s “True Enough” Bo’s world gets turned upside-down when he meets his younger brother’s new girlfriend and her puppets. Finally, John Weagly’s “Purple Hearts and Missing Femurs” recounts the story of two soldiers in a never-ending war as they discover a new way to become a hero.
The cast features ensemble members Eric Alba, Courtney Fitzgerald, Genevieve Hudson-Price, Joe Mullen, Nick Reinhardt, Elizabeth Spano, Ryan Willard, and new guest artist Joshua Everett Johnson.
This year’s production team includes Cory Rodriguez (scenic design), Casey Malone (costume design), Tracy Lynn Wertheimer (lighting design), Joshua B. Jenks (sound design), and Lauren Genutis (props design). The plays will be directed by Eric Alba, Laura Braza, Katherine M. Carter, Caleb Eigsti, Barbara Harrison, and Phillip Ruvelas.
EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the beginning of their sixth season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 30 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series.
The performance schedule is Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30PM; Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 4pm. Run time is 90 minutes without an intermission. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/237897. For more information, please visit www.ebeensemble.org