In “A Lasting Impression,” each of the three lead characters chose their own artistic medium – book, music or visual design – to express one shared story, reports BroadwayWorld.com
Josh Weinstein, a once guarded journalist, acts as the play’s narrator, using old taped interviews and pictures to guide us through his memory of his two sisters. Kali Blanche, a manic musician, is the piece’s composer, moving in and out of “her” band as the story unfolds. Simone Blanche, a young painter, controls the evolution of what begins as a blank set, and comes to life through the addition of her visual art.
“A Lasting Impression” is about impressions that we make through love, on those close to us, and through art, on those we may never meet.
The eight Pace Musical Theater students who will be bringing “A Lasting Impression” to life without costumes or scenery are (in alphabetical order, with hometown and their character roles):
Aaron Albert (Los Angeles, CA) as Josh Weinstein
Bethany Jeffery (Cincinnati, OH) as Mother
Taylor Noble (Glastonbury, CT) as Kali Blanche
Danny Quadrino (East Rockaway, NY) as Josh Understudy
Krista Pioppi (Succasunna, NY) as Kali’s Band
Cailan Rose (Sarasota, FL) as Simone Blanche
Kevin Shotwell (Wilmington, DE) as Franklin
Emily Thomas (Pittsburgh, PA) as Kali’s Band
The actors will be supported by Alex James (Schwenksville, PA) as Stage Manager and Dylan Bustamante (Babylon, NY) as Assistant Director.