NEWS ADVISORY: “April 7-14, 2012, On Theatre Row in New York City …Performing Arts at Pace University Presents OUR LADY OF 121st STREET”

The Ortiz Funeral Room is in big trouble: The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room, and waiting for her proper return are some of New York City’s most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood denizens, trying to find a place to put their grief, checkered pasts and their uncertain futures.

Performing Arts at Pace University Presents

“Our Lady of 121st Street” by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Grant Kretchik

Synopsis: The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room, and waiting for her return are some of New York City’s most emotionally charged, life-challenged neighborhood characters in this dark, edgy and insightful comedy.  Among the equally hilarious and tragic 12 characters, you’ll meet Rooftop, a chronically unfaithful but otherwise popular Los Angeles DJ, looking to reconcile with the love of his life; Pinky and Edwin, two brothers tragically linked forever; and the outrageously angry Norca, who doesn’t let the fact that she slept with her best friend’s husband deter her from the full expectation of being immediately forgiven of her sin by her best friend, Inez, still in pain 15 years later. The rest of the crowd in this dark, insightful and very funny comedy inevitably square off on each other, motivated by rage, pain and a scary desire to come clean—perhaps for the first time.

Dates & Times:
Saturday – April 7 @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday – April 8 @ 2pm & 8pm
Tuesday – April 10 @ 7pm
Wednesday – April 11 @ 8pm
Thursday – April 12 @ 8pm
Friday – April 13 @ 8pm
Saturday – April 14 @ 2pm & 8pm

Theatre Row – The Lion Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
New York NY 10036

http://theatrerow.org/thelion.htm

Buy Tickets

Ticket Price: $13.25

Online:  http://bit.ly/9NWdVZ; Phone:  Call Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250

In person: Box Office, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Aves.) 12pm until 8pm daily

Running Time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Our Lady of 121 Street – Performing Arts at Pace University

Cast:
Ashley Romans ………………Inez
Ashley Rose Folino………….Marcia
Aubree Mullally………………Sonia
Brandon Contreras…………..Edwin
Clarke Bliss……………………Victor
Daniel Rings…………………. Father Lux
David Armanino………………Gail
Dominique Fishback……….. Norca
Emmanuel Polycarpe………  Flip
Gaby Sandoval……………….  U/S Norca
Jason Duvernau…………….   Rooftop
Justin Hart……………………..Pinky
Lizabeth Trimble……………. U/S Marcia
Niko Papastefanou………….  Balthazar

Production Team:
Grant Kretchik……………….. Director
Martha Reutlinger…………… Assistant Director
Laura Malseed………………… Production Stage Manager
Ellie Garvey……………………..Assistant Stage Manager
Jamie Rose Bukowski……….. Assistant Stage Manager
Christopher Jensen………….. Set Design
Adam Stoelker………………… Props
Graham Kindred………………. Light Design
David Lawson………………….. Sound Design
Angela Wendt………………….. Costume Design
Nancy Palmatier………………. Costume Shop Supervisor
Gian Marco Lo Forte………….  Production Manager

Publicist: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

ABOUT DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE’S PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS AT PACE UNIVERSITY:

Undergraduate: Dyson’s Performing Arts Department (PAD) offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Acting and in Musical Theater and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts with specialized focuses in Acting, Directing, Commercial Dance or Design/Technical Theater. On average, there are 1,000 applicants for every 100 new openings each year. PAD presents over 50 performances every year. Performance spaces range from the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Schaeberle (black box) Theater, and Studio 501, home to many student-directed productions. http://www.pace.edu/dyson/academic-departments-and-programs/performing-arts

Graduate: The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University is the only MFA theater program officially sanctioned by The Actors Studio. The entire faculty is chosen and approved – and the curriculum is designed and supervised – by the leadership of The Actors Studio through its Curriculum Advisory Committee, including the Presidents of The Actors Studio, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino. All of the students — actors, directors, and playwrights – train side-by-side as actors. All students participate in the Craft Seminars known to the world as the Bravo Network television series, “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton. Upon graduation students receive the title of Working Finalist at The Actors Studio and are invited to attend sessions of The Actors Studio for one year and audition for membership.  For further information about the program, go to www.pace.edu/actorsstudiomfa

ABOUT PACE UNIVERSITY: For 106 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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