Women's Project Offers Aliens with Extraordinary Skills Beginning Sept. 22

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The world premiere of Saviana Stanescu's dark comedy Aliens with Extraordinary Skills begins performances at the Women's Project Sept. 22.
The cast of Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
The cast of Aliens with Extraordinary Skills

Tea Alagic directs the work penned by Romanian television news journalist Saviana Stanescu. Opening night is Sept. 30; performances will continue through Oct. 26. The cast comprises Shirine Babb (Omnium Gatherum), Seth Fisher (Rock 'n' Roll), Gian-Murray Gianino (Paradise Park), Kevin Isola (Brooklyn Boy), Natalia Payne (New Jerusalem) and Jessica Pimentel (Anna in the Tropics).

Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, according to press notes, centers on "a clown from the unhappiest country in the world, Moldova, who pins her hopes on a US work visa by creating balloon animals. Chased by Homeland Security, a deportation letter deflates her enthusiasm, and a pair of spike heels might be all it takes to burst her American Dream."

"So I had to start from the scratch over here, in my 30s," playwright Stanescu said in a statement. "I had to live in small dorms with a shared bathroom placed far away on the other side of the floor at International House, I had to work hard on my English language. But it is extremely important for me to tell my dramatic stories in American-English, to reach larger audiences, to make my voice really heard by the world."

Designing Aliens are by Kris Stone (set design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Gina Scherr (lighting design) and Sarah Pickett (sound design and original music).

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.

For further information on the Women's Project, located at 424 West 55th Street in Manhattan, visit WomensProject.org.

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