Tiny Island Premieres at PA's Arden Theatre to Jan. 4

News   Tiny Island Premieres at PA's Arden Theatre to Jan. 4
 
A work by a Philadelphia playwright has finally made it back to "the old neighborhood."

A work by a Philadelphia playwright has finally made it back to "the old neighborhood."

Michael Hollinger's Tiny Island is being staged by the Arden Theatre Co. in Philadelphia through Jan 4.

The play is set in an old movie palace and focuses on two estranged sisters who reunite after 30 years -- only to dredge up the dreams and betrayals of their youth.

In his younger days, Hollinger worked as a projectionist in a once-glamorous movie palace.

Tiny Island is a winner of the Kennedy Center's Roger L. Stevens Award for New American Plays. Prior to this full-scale production, the play received readings at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. The cast includes Alda Cortese and Carla Belver as the two sisters. The director is Terrence J. Nolen.

Arden Theatre's Tiny Island is a co-production with the People's Light and Theatre Co. in Malvern, PA (where it will be performed Jan. 14-Feb. 22).

For tickets to the Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, call (215) 922-8900.

-- By Rebecca Paller

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