WELCOME TO OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY SEASON
THE NEW PHOENIX THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTSTHE
WNY PREMIERE OF KEN URBAN’S THRILLER
By Ken Urban
Starring: Richard Lambert, Candace Whitefield
and James McMaster.
The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park is pleased to announce the WNY premiere of THE CORRESPONDENT, by Ken Urban. The play opens on Friday, March 24th and will run through Saturday, April 15th, 2017. There will be a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, March 23rd. All performances will be held at the New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY, 14201.
THE CORRESPONDENT will be directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale. The show will star Richard Lambert, Executive Director and Founder of New Phoenix Theatre, Candace Whitefield and James McMaster. Designers are Chris Cavanagh (lights & sound) and John Kehoe (set design).
About the play: A grieving husband hires a dying woman to deliver a message to his recently deceased wife in the afterlife. When he receives letters describing events that only his wife could know, he must determine if the correspondence is from a con artist or if his wife has returned from the grave.
We are so proud here at the New Phoenix that we are able to bring to WNY a play that has been produced at several regional theatres. When I first read this play, I was drawn into the idea what if someone is reincarnated? And what state of mind must a character be in to actually believe in reincarnation? Do we, the audience, believe it? Or is it a con?
I read plays constantly and am always trying to find something that challenges me as a director. For the role of Philip Graves, I immediately thought of my partner Richard Lambert. He is perfect for it, he has the talent to bring vulnerability, strength and believability to this character. Joining us, are two actors James McMaster and Candace Whitfield, they have brought such depth to each of the characters they portray.
Playwright Ken Urban got the idea for THE CORRESPONDENT when he visited a website hawking an Afterlife Telegram service. This service becomes a pivotal plot device in the play. Does Philip actually believe that he can send his deceased wife a message? How does each character deal with the ethical issue of life after death? Faith?
I leave it to you, the audience, to make your own decision. Thank you for choosing our theatre and for supporting live theatre art in Buffalo, NY.
THE CORRESPONDENT has its Pay-What-You-Can preview Thursday, March 23, and opens Friday, March 24, and plays through Saturday, April 15.
Performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.00PM
GENERAL ADMISSION $30.00; STUDENTS, SENIORS AND PROFESSIONAL COURTESY (artists and industry) $20.00
ALL THURSDAYS ARE PAY-WHAT YOU CAN,
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716 853 1334
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