Seth Numrich, Jimmy Davis Among Cast of Charlotte Miller's favorites

News   Seth Numrich, Jimmy Davis Among Cast of Charlotte Miller's favorites
 
Rising Phoenix Repertory will present favorites, a new play by Charlotte Miller, as part of the company's Cino Nights series March 25 at the Seventh Street Small Stage in Manhattan.

Directed by John Michael DiResta, the 7 PM free performance will feature J. Stephen Brantley, Jimmy Davis (The House of Blue Leaves), Seth Numrich (War Horse), Amelia Pedlow and Addie Johnson-Talbott.

In the play, according to Rising Phoenix Rep, "Margaret returns home to help her brother Travis clear out of their recently deceased mother's home, but finds it all but impossible when their shared memories spring to life and draw them back in time, trapping them in the sparkling delight and nightmarish terror of childhood."

The Cino Nights series is a year-and-a-half-long series of 21 world-premiere plays commissioned by Rising Phoenix Rep to be performed in the intimate basement space of downtown restaurant Jimmy's No. 43. Performances in the series will continue through June 2012.

Upcoming playwrights featured in the series include Brooke Berman (April 22), Jonathan Blitstein (May 2012), Melissa Ross (May 2012), Daniel Talbott (June 10) and Cusi Cram (June 17).

Rising Phoenix Rep artistic director Talbott describes the series as "a place to tap into the raw, inspired, inventive, and pioneering work of the Caffe Cino, where the love of theatre and new plays was joined with a scrappy, do-it-yourself work ethic." All shows are rehearsed for a week and then fully mounted and produced for one-night-only. Seventh Street Small Stage is located at 43 East Seventh Street. For more information and to make a reservation, call (212) 946-5198 or visit www.RisingPhoenixRep.org.

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