Women's Expressive Theater Ordains Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet in NYC, June 17-July 12

News   Women's Expressive Theater Ordains Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet in NYC, June 17-July 12
The Women's Expressive Theater (WET) world premiere presentation of Julia Jordan's St. Scarlet begins performances at the Ontological Theater in lower Manhattan, June 17.

The work directed by Chris Messina opens June 25 for a run through July 12.

In St. Scarlet, three siblings find themselves snowed in at their Minnesota home. The night their mother dies, a stranger from Brooklyn arrives and changes their lives. The dark comedy was formerly titled 3 1/2 Catholics.

The three other Jordan works will also see the New York stage this season — Summer of the Swans (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Tatiana in Color (The Culture Project) and Boy (Primary Stages). Jordan's play Tatiana In Color was published in "Women Playwrights, The Best Plays of 1997." Other works by the up-and-comer include libretto work on The Mice (with Neil Benjamin and Batboy's Larry O'Keefe) — which appeared as part of Prince Music Theatre's production of 3hree — and Sarah Plain and Tall with the same songwriting team.

St. Scarlet's cast includes Michael Chernus, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ivan Martin and Susan O'Connor. The designers are Eric Flatmo (sets), Joshua Bradford (lighting), Sarah Beers (costumes) and Eric Shim (sound).

Director Messina has helmed productions of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against and Keith Reddin's Throwing Smoke. As an actor, he has appeared in Broadway's Salome: The Reading and Off-Broadway's Far Away. For tickets to St. Scarlet at the Ontological Theater (at St. Mark's Church), 131 East 10th Street (at Second Ave.), call (212) 868-4444.

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