rooftop reading of Sweet Darkness and the Plot to Destroy Earth
In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.
The rooftop-reading will be directed by Benjamin Viertel
Featuring: Nick Rehberger, Ginna Le Vine, Grace Rao, Lee Harrington, Brian Morabito, Dylan Schwartz-Wallach, and Trevor McQueen
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Envelope Ensemble aims to engage audiences directly, without asking for much, forming a community between audience and actor. We want to inspire conversations regarding the ever so relevant themes from familiar stories.
With innovation and total narrative awareness, theatre will arise out of any space, with any budget and completely envelop any audience, especially the inhabitants of this generation. With tight budgets, our company aims to have all our inspiring productions accessible to audiences all over New York City.
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