JOIN US for COCKTAILS and an INTIMATE READING of
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL
written by Lee Blessing
directed by John Pasquin
cast (see more below)
Betsy Brandt, Kaitlyn Dever, Seamus Dever,
Chris McGarry, Kane Richotte
Sunday, March 12
6:30pm Cocktails and reception
This gender-bending tale of bigamy charts the struggle of someone searching for a way to feel real to him/herself without destroying the lives of those who matter most.
Experience exciting new work and help ensure the continued success of Skylight's Artistic Development, Education and Outreach Programs. You'll be helping to nurture developing artists, artistically curious teens and young adults, and at risk youth in LA high schools and detention centers.
Venue: Skylight Theatre: 1816 1/2 N. Vermont
SYNOPSIS: Randall, a successful mystery writer with a wife and teenaged daughter, lives in Minneapolis. Mandy, a bit of a mystery with a husband and troublesome, drug-addicted stepson, lives in St. Paul. Randall and Mandy are the same person. This gender-bending tale of bigamy charts the struggle of someone searching for a way to feel real to him/herself without destroying the lives of those who matter most. In a narrative that flows back and forth in time as well as back and forth between characters, we learn the whys and especially the hows of a highly specific life and everyone it affects.
WRITER: LEE BLESSING was nominated for a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for his play, A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Robert Prosky and Sam Waterston. A popular play with multiple productions, it has even been produced in Russia. His plays continue to be produced in New York, receiving recognition with awards, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Born in Minneapolis, he now makes his home in Los Angeles. Known for tackling tough subjects with style and humanity, this new work will have you talking.
DIRECTOR: JOHN PASQUIN is no stranger to the theatre, winning the Obie Award for Distinguished Direction of the play MOONCHILDREN before moving to tv and film. His producing career took off with the mega-hit, "Home Improvement" starring Tim Allen. He continues to direct film and television.
|BETSY BRANDT - You may recognize her from her current role on the hit TV show, "Life In Pieces." She is also know for her performances as a series regular in "Breaking Bad" and the film, "Magic Mike".|
|KAITLYN DEVER currently appears as a series regular on the Tim Allen TV sitcom, "Last Man Standing." Some of her better known film credits include J. Edgar directed by Clint Eastwood, Cinema Verite, The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12.|
|SEAMUS DEVER is an an actor and a producer, Appearing from 2009 - 2016 on the tv series "Castle". He has also been seen in "Hollywoodland" and "Ready or Not".|
|CHRIS McGARRY is often recognized for his work on TV in shows as, "Mad Men", "American Horror Story" & "House of Lies". His extensive theater credits include "Salome" (Broadway) with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons Brett C. Leonard's "The Long Red Road" at the Goodman Theater (opposite Tom Hardy) directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman; and, John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" (Nat'l Broadway Tour) opposite Cherry Jones, directed by Doug Hughes. He also directed Shanley's 2004 Drama Desk nominated, "Sailor's Song" at The Public Theater.|
|KANE RICHOTTE known for his work on "Big Love", "Catch That Kid" and "Monk."|
|Betsy Brandt||Seamus Dever|
|(left to right) Kaitlyn Dever, Betsy Brand, Seamus Dever, Chris McGarry, Kane Richotte|
|Lee Blessing||Skylight Lobby before the reading|
|Betsy Brandt, JoBeth Williams, John Pasquin, Susan Sullivan||Sharon Lawrence|
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