A THEATRE NEAR U PRESENTS|
The World Premiere of
"A Beautiful Glass"
Composed by Andrew Lu, Annabelle Marks, Peter Willitis, Jeremy Samos & Jeremy Erman
Book & Lyrics by Tony Kienitz (additional lyrics by Annabelle Marks)
Produced by Tanna Herr
Directed by Tanna Herr & Tony Kienitz
Vocal Direction by Pierce Peter Brandt
Choreographed by Ali Arian Molaei
SAN FRANCISCO & MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, 2016 -- Once again the critically acclaimed, A Theatre Near U brings to the boards an original play designed to provoke, amuse and inspire. In response to the spate of recent teen suicides our communities struggle to understand, "A Beautiful Glass," explores the problem from not only a youth perspective, but from a cultural and historical one as well. Justin Capps, a victim of suicides, now devotes every hour of his days searching for a cure. In the process, he draws others into his research, most notably the quirky yet driven dreamer, Georgianna. Poignant and quite often, very funny, the evening should leave audiences with a new respect for the modern teen and confidence that our tomorrows will grow ever brighter.
"A Beautiful Glass" plays June 10 - June 25, 2016
Magic Theatre at Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, 3rd floor, 2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchannan St.), San Francisco. For tickets ($15-$23) and information the public may email: contact@ATheatreNearU.org or buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage
Located at 500 Castro Street (corner of Castro and Mercy streets) in downtown Mountain View, California.
$22 adults; $17 seniors/students (Ticket price includes a $2 Facility Use Fee)
TICKETS: Call 650-903-6000 or online at mvcpa.com
Producer/Director Tanna Herr says, "In light of the devastation that is hitting the youth in our community, this year we decided to tackle the problem of suicide head-on in our newest original work. Keeping with our tradition of introducing irreverent ideas to Youth Theatre, I believe that we have created an uplifting love story while not shying away from this very real issue. It's been exhilarating to again work with our immensely talented troupe to bring 'A Beautiful Glass' to the stage. We look forward to sharing this exciting piece of theatre with our audiences.
"A Beautiful Glass" has a cast that ranges in age from Thirteen to Nineteen and is comprised of aspiring professionals from twelve different junior high, high school, and university campuses.
This production of "A Beautiful Glass" features the talents of (with notable past roles included):
Emily Liberatore as Georgianna (Reno Sweeney "Anything Goes," Helena "A Midsummer Night's Dream")
Atticus Shaindlin as Justin (Theo "Twas Brillig," Jean Valjean "Les Miserables," Tevya "Fiddler On The Roof")
Alexandra Dinu as Sivvy, Portia & Nanette (Eugenius "Twas Brillig," Pinocchio "Shrek")
Lauren Emo as Jen, Sinead & Eros (Ariel "The Little Mermaid," LeFou "Beauty and the Beast," Slithy Tove "Twas Brillig")
Anna Feenstra as Katherine, Sara & Iras (Lady Macbeth "Macbeth," Baroness Bomburst "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang")
Monica Hobbs as Monique & Goneril (Queen of Hearts "Alice in Wonderland," Slithy Tove "Twas Brillig")
Shayan Hooshmand as René, Simon, Malik, & Romeo (Mason "School of Rock," Shorty "Body of Water," Charlie Brown "Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown")
Elizabeth McCole as Sister Soeur, Justin's Mom & Lady Macbeth (Cole "Body of Water," Rizzo "Grease," Vicky "Twas Brillig")
Ali Arian Molaei as Roy, Bobby's Dad, Grandpa, Ted, Othello & Gaston (Charlie "Body of Water," Edward Bloom "Big Fish")
Cara Parker as Hazel, Bobby's Mom, Betsy, Ophelia & Adeline (Janet "The Drowsy Chaperone," Little Red "Into The Woods," Willa "Body of Water," Mary "Twas Brillig")
Alyssa Rojas as Claire, Ruth & Charmain (Paulette "Legally Blonde," Miss Hannigan "Annie")
Quincy Shaindlin as Young Justin, Bertie, Al & Brutus (Artful Dodger "Oliver!," Little Ben "Twas Brillig," Bert "Mary Poppins")
Zoe Stanton-Savitz as Sarah & Juliet (Connie "Twas Brillig," March Hare "Alice in Wonderland," Veta "Harvey")
Mia Trubelja as Cleo & Clapperboard Girl (Eurycleia "The Odyssey" First Witch "Macbeth")
Robert Vetter as Matt, Director, Thisby & Arthur (Lord Farquaad "Shrek," Ram's Dad "Heathers")
Gil Weissman as Bobby, Fergus, Timon & Gauguin (Dodo "Twas Brillig," Aladdin "Aladdin," Caliban "The Tempest")
Jackson Wylder as Vincent, Denny, Dick, & Pyramus (Tom "Twas Brillig," Buster "Body of Water," Banquo "Macbeth")
Derek Zhou as Jeffrey, Phillip, Cassius & Dr. Dimaio (Shere Khan, "The Jungle Book," The Mad Hatter, "Alice in Wonderland")
Band: Leanne Miron on Violin, Ukelele, & Piano, Jer Samos on Guitar & Bass, Peter Willits on Drums and Shayan Hooshmand on additional Piano
A THEATRE NEAR U's Artistic Director, Tony Kienitz has written the book and lyrics for "A Beautiful Glass" as well as shared directorial duties with Tanna Herr. Originally from Los Angeles where he acted in theatre productions as well as wrote other stage plays: "Body of Water" and "Twas Brillig" (for ATNU), "A Server of Two Masters" (an adaptation for Palo Alto High School), "Firebird" (premiered at The Palo Alto Childrens Theater) and "The Royal Falcon" (which had its debut at Chapman College). He is also author of the offbeat gardening tome, "The Year I Ate My Yard."
Tanna Herr, Producer and Co-Director of "A Beautiful Glass" received her Bachelor Degree at UCLAs department of Theatre Arts and is a graduate of The American Film Institute Master Directors Program. Her film, "Mr. Willard Swallows a Fly," received many awards (including Best Comedy Short) and accolades in a worldwide tour of film festivals. She acted on screen and stage in Los Angeles before returning to her childhood home in Palo Alto. Since her return she has directed over 50 plays, both adult and youth productions, most memorably, "Legally Blonde" with the Sunnyvale Players and the critically acclaimed "Body of Water" for ATNU.
A THEATRE NEAR U is a film and theatre academy for artistic teens eager to participate in the advanced study of film and theatre acting, directing and writing. A Theatre Near U offers training in these disciplines at a level not found elsewhere in our community. It is a place where those who take their craft seriously can work with peers equally devoted and passionate.
Magic Theatre (View)
Fort Mason Center Building D, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|