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.
We are continuing to raise money at the theatre for Panthera's* Tigers Forever program so be sure to look for our donation box and drop in what you can! And pick up your Tigers Forever brochure and find out how we are helping Panthera help tigers!!
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
JEN DANBY (SHARON TATE) Film: SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN SUPER 8 + SHARON TALKS - YouTube/Vimeo USA and international release. Television: LOVE MONKEY. Stage: Michelle Pfeiffer, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe (solo shows); Sharon Tate in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN in New York. Long Island, Los Angeles. Miami, Key West, and Daytona Beach; Sharon in the SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY, East and West coasts. Vivien Leigh - ORSONS SHADOW; VIVIEN LEIGH THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE; Maggie - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Blanche - A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Catharine - SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER with Austin Pendleton. Jennifer North - VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (Mud staged reading). Nina - #SEAGULL69 (in 2014 & 2017). Directed #SEAGULL69 (2017); VIEUX CARRÉ AEA staged reading 6 performances NYC; MOONEYS KID DONT CRY by T. Willams, NADINE, SPRINGTIME, LUST (with Brian Lady) by Maria Irene Fornes, and the SAG-AFTRA new media films SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN SUPER 8 and SHARON TALKS. New project in process on Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. ThisAmericanBlondeActress.com
DANIEL DELANO (CHARLES MANSON / ROMAN POLANSKI) Scholarship graduate Stella Adler Conservatory. Select leading and supporting off-off Broadway roles: With Mud: Roman Polanski in SHARON AND ROMAN, Charles Manson in CHARLIE AND SHARON; Mel Anderson benefit reading of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS; 13th Street Rep: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, KKK RECRUITER, SURVIVAL SKILLS; Workshop Theater: Gail in OUR LADY OF 121st STREET. Select TV appearances: principal roles on REDRUM, ID KILL FOR YOU. Current work: Several short films, Indie features: GIRL ON THE LEDGE, WOLF TICKETS, GRETE AND THE HATCHLING. He can be seen on MIND OF A MURDERER episode BLOOD OF INNOCENTS through Amazon or ID Discovery. He is very thankful to be working on the SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY with Jen Danby, Austin Pendleton, and Jessica Smith and being a part of Mississippi Mud. www.danieldelano.net
JESSICA MARIE SMITH (MIA FARROW) Mia - SHARON AND MIA in Long Beach NY; Mrs. Prentice - WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, The Secret Theatre; Corie Bratter - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Covina Performing Arts Center/LA; Marie in EARTH AND SKY, Sierra Madge Playhouse/LA; Ruya in HOUSE, New York International Fringe Festival; Natasha in THE THREE SISTERS, La Mama. Film: Wife - EMPTY ROOMS, LA/Adam Lamas director. I am thrilled to join stage life again with Jen Danby! My BFA in Acting from C.W. Post and past theatre roles are very important to me, however, my most recent role of Mommy to our two darling & sassy children is the most beloved part I have ever played. Being invited in to Sharons world has been an unexpected wondrous journey and the thrill of having more to explore as Mia Farrow with Sharon Tate is beautifully energizing.Thank you to the gracious & talented team: Austin Pendleton, Jen Danby, Lisa Raymond & Danny Delano.Extra hugs to my supportive husband, loving family and framily crew xo
AUSTIN PENDLETON (DIRECTOR) has directed SHARON TATE IN
HEAVEN, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND ROMAN, SHARON AND MIA, SEAGULL69, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, VIEUX CARRÉ, THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL PROJECT: MARILYN MONROE, SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Mississippi Mud. Mr. Pendleton has worked as an actor with Mud in the roles of Trigorin in #SEAGULL69 (directed by Jen Danby), Lyon Burke in VALLEY OF THE DOLLS benefit reading, Dr. Dorn in SEAGULL69 and Dr. Sugar in SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER. He acts and directs with Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and has been a member of the Ensemble for many years. He has directed three Chekhov productions at Classic Stage Company: UNCLE VANYA, THREE SISTERS (for which he won an Obie), and IVANOV, featuring, between them, actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ethan Hawke, as well as HAMLET, starring Mr. Sarsgaard. He has acted in many movies and in recurring roles on such TV series as HOMOCIDE and Oz, as well as on Broadway in, most recently, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, with Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin. He has written and published three plays: ORSONS SHADOW, produced at Mud after its off-Broadway run in 2005, directed by David Cromer; UNCLE BOB, which has been produced in NY, around the country and internationally; and BOOTH, which starred Frank Langella. He wrote the libretto for A MINISTERS WIFE, music by Josh Schmidt & lyrics by Jan Tranen. He received a Tony nomination for directing Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway in Lillian Hellmans THE LITTLE FOXES. Recent New York productions include Lear in KING LEAR at the Secret Theatre, acting in THE LAST WILL, by Robert Brustein, at the Abingdon Theatre, directing BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at the Atlantic Theatre Company, Second Stage, for which he was nominated for both a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award, and acting in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, written and directed by Jean Young Lee, at The Public Theatre. He teaches acting at HB Studio, in New York.
LISA RAYMOND (PRODUCTION MANAGER) Managing Director, Marketing/Media Head - Mississippi Mud Productions. As a multi-media artist Lisa can often be found behind a computer or a camera. She works in website and graphic design, video, photography, and also consults on social networking. lisaraymond.com
NANCY SCHREIBER (HAIR DESIGN) Muds official hair stylist has been sought after on all scales within her 25 years of experience as a personal stylist to celebrities, and fashion shows to album covers. Nancy can be found at Riccardo Maggiore Salon on 5th Ave in Manhattan.
DAVID B. THOMPSON (COSTUME CONSULTANT) holds an MFA in Costume Design & Technology from Virginia Tech. Currently on tour as Wardrobe Supervisor for the first national tour of Broadway hit WAITRESS.
The Bridge Theater, Shetler Studios (View)
244 West 54th, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019
|Minimum Age: 15|
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