Workshop of Shanley and Krieger's Veronica Presented at Hudson Guild Theatre Beginning Feb. 20

News   Workshop of Shanley and Krieger's Veronica Presented at Hudson Guild Theatre Beginning Feb. 20
 
The workshop production of John Patrick Shanley's Veronica — featuring original songs by Henry Krieger — commences Feb. 20 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Henry Krieger
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Originally scheduled to begin performances Feb. 17 at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, CA, the venue/date change was necessary due to the extension of Baby It's You at the Coast Playhouse. Directed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Veronica will play through Feb. 28 at the Hudson Guild Theatre. The cast features Livia De Paolis as Veronica and Sam Nelson Harris as Doug.

Veronica is a one-act play by Shanley (Doubt) with music and two original songs by Krieger (Dreamgirls). The duo recently collaborated on Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry, which played New York City Center Stage I in 2008.

The production, according to a press release, is "based on a true story from the life of Livia De Paolis. Veronica (De Lisa) is an actress from Rome, Italy currently living in New York City. She winds up in the Empire State Building office of high powered attorney Doug Palermo. Following her up to the Observation Deck, he asks Veronica out for dinner. This utterly romantic comedy is a charming and delightful look at a first date and all its implications."

The workshop of the play, produced by Aporia Production in association with The Coast Playhouse, represents "the next step in the process of its development with hopes of a full production in the future," according to press notes.

The Hudson Guild Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. For tickets, priced $15, visit www.plays411.com/veronica or call (323) 965-9996.

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