SHARON AND MIA / SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN / CHARLIE AND SHARON / SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY (4 PLAYS)
SHARON AND MIA created by and Featuring Jen Danby* and Jessica Marie Smith
Directed by Austin Pendleton
To kick off the run of SHARON AND MIA, a SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN solo performance special version Monday April 9 fundraiser for Panthera USA will play at 6:30pm. Panthera is a four star charity and 100%, of the ticket sales to this night's play will help Panthera's Tigers Forever program and the preservation of earth's big cats.*
This special version will include a story about Sharon making a recording ironically, an NRA album, when they made a conscious endeavor about such things, released in her lifetime. about conservation, wildlife, and environment, plus a Lion encounter.
We are offering the Monday April 9th fundraising for tigers forever event at a sliding scale of $9 to $20 in advance or at the door. There are several tiers of tickets you can purchase online, or choose to pay what you can, between $9-$20, at the door. We will also have an onsite opportunity, at the performance, for anyone who would like to donate any additional money to this worthy charity via cash, check or charge or you may learn more and donate directly at https://www.panthera.org/initiative/tigers-forever.
Opening on Tuesday April 10th is SHARON AND MIA, the newest of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy of plays. This story of two stars is making its NYC debut after playing in Long Beach, LI. It is a story of a friendship in four scenes, beginning on the set of ROSEMARY'S BABY in the summer of '67. Mia Farrow, born of Hollywood royalty and married to Sinatra, the most famous singer in the world, and Sharon, an "Army Brat", in love with the Polish immigrant directing his first picture in America, Roman Polanski, meet and strike up a friendship that will prove to be deep and true. The scenes sweep from the summer of '68 and the deaths of MLK and Robert Kennedy Jr, when Mia has just returned from India and Sharon is studying Kung Fu with legendary Bruce Lee, to New Year's Day 1969 at Joshua Tree in the California desert, with bright futures ahead, to Connecticut in the 1990s, when Mia is trying to figure out her life and how to best care for her children after her turbulent break up with Woody Allen. The play is an honest, frequently funny, heartfelt look at the quest for happiness in good and bad times and the value of "girl time" and true blue bonds.
The solo play, SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, returns to NY after also playing on Long Island, in Key West, in Daytona Beach, Miami, and Los Angeles over five tours, most recently in January 2018 Beginning moments after Sharon Tate's murder in the summer of 1969 by members of the Charles Manson family, Sharon has a TV interview in Heaven. Dubbed "Future Girl" in HORROR FANTASY magazine, this "Million Dollar Baby" had a deep love affair with and then married director Roman Polanski. This Heavenly interview focuses on family, love, and Hollywood, as Sharon teases out the possibilities of what does she do now? A play for fans and for those new to Sharon. "A wonderful First-Person Trip Down Celluloid Memory Lane...captivating performance...charismatic" - Broadway World LA
CHARLIE AND SHARON returns to New York after playing in Long Beach, Long Island, and after making its Los Angeles debut this past winter. This is an imagined encounter in four scenes spanning 1969 to the present day, when Sharon confronts Charles Manson, the mastermind behind her murder in his "Helter Skelter" (when she was murdered by Manson Family members) plan for world domination. With dark and light sides, intensity, and humor, Sharon puzzles through what is happening with help from the still living Charlie, in turn making him, literally, face his crime. Not a zombie, not exactly a ghost, she just is and needs to connect with Charlie, leaving him rattled as well as tantalized by her. Taking on love, desire, dreams, and death, this version that played in LA times with the recent real-life death of Manson, placing Charlie and Sharon, in the end, on the same plane where life and death meet. "A beautiful piece of acting that you won't soon forget. Kudos to all." - Thom Racina, ABC
SHARON AND ROMAN, also returns to New York after playing in Long Beach, Long Island, and after making its Los Angeles debut along with Charlie and Sharon. This love story of Sharon Tate and genius director Roman Polanksi began when Sharon met Roman on a comic horror film project they did together in London and Italy. She's the All-American army brat from Texas, who fell in love with acting when she played Juliet in High School. He's the haunted survivor of the Holocaust in Poland, who made his first movies from camera parts found in garbage cans as a young boy. They fell in love, lived together and she brought him back to LA. They married in 1968. Then - Helter Skelter. Sharon was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she was murdered in their LA home at 10500 Cielo Drive. That night Roman was in London working on the DAY OF THE DOLPHIN script for her and Jack Nicholson. In five scenes taking place from 1967 to 1980 on Sharon's birthday, this story of love between two artists living a life of movie making fame and being with love's challenges, dreams, passions, demons, and better angels unfolds full circle. "Love, deceit, romance and raw emotion will keep you gripped to your seats." - Headout.com
Together, this Quadrilogy of Four Sharon Tate plays tells the story of Sharon Tate relationally, and takes on the most infamously violent murder in American history, with the bright light moments of life, too. The plays can be watched alone for storytelling, or together, in a full circle immersion experience. Timeless, these plays speak to America and Hollywood in 2018, when we are all reflecting on compassion, power, and "Me Too."
The running time for SHARON AND MIA is roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes without intermission. SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN roughly runs 90 minutes, and CHARLIE AND SHARON and SHARON AND ROMAN, run roughly 1 hour 45 minutes each.
To kick off the run of SHARON AND MIA, a special version of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, solo performance, will play on Monday April 9 @ 6:30pm. This performance is a fundraiser for the Tigers Forever program of Panthera USA. Tickets $20 to help wildlife - 100% goes to the charity.
SHARON AND MIA New York debut performance times:
Tuesday April 10 @8pm
Wednesday April 11 @8pm
Thursday April 12 @8pm
Friday April 13 @8 pm
Saturday April 14 @2 pm and @7:30 pm
CHARLIE and SHARON also plays Saturday April 14 for a single performance, @4:30pm
AND Sunday April 15: THE SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY (The solo play that started it all and three duo plays)
@11:30 SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN with Bagels & Beverages (@11AM)
@2 SHARON AND MIA
@4:30 SHARON AND ROMAN
@8 CHARLIE AND SHARON
Sunday Only - Final show will be followed by a special Talk Back with the cast and director Austin Pendleton. Free of charge for those who have purchased tickets.
Sharon and Mia tickets $17
Charlie and Sharon single performance $17
To see both plays on Saturday April 14, special price of $30 attending either the matinee or evening shows
Sunday April 15 each play single admission price of $17
2 plays package $30 (any two plays)
3 plays package $42 (any three plays)
All four plays (recommended) special price of $48
The special talkback is free of charge to those who purchase a ticket to the show(s)
Tickets may be purchased online, at the door, or by phone:
http://sharontateplays.brownpapertickets.com / 1-800-838-3006
AEA Showcase code production and Sharon Tate in Heaven produced by special permission AEA
*Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the worlds 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the worlds premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards.
Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats. www.panthera.org
The Bridge Theater, Shetler Studios (View)
244 West 54th, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|