Tonight we had a very special visitor at rehearsal – the charming Nick Lippa from WBFO! Thank you so much for taking the time to meet and talk with our cast and crew and learn more about our theater company and upcoming performance –2nd Annual Festival of Shorts – Theme: Stigma.
Inclusive Theater of WNY opened its inaugural play on Thursday, October 11 and held a well attended gala before the play on Saturday, October 13th.
The play, “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?” was written by Baroness von Smith, a WNY playwright and directed by Virginia Brannon. The talented cast includes veteran WNY actors Steve Brachmann, Jessica Levesque and John Profeta (just off his powerhouse performance in Farenheit 451 at Subversive Theatre).
Audiences have been enthusiastic and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the play, the chemistry between the actors, and the subject matter. Read the review by Cherie Messore of Buffalo Theater Guidehere. The play runs through October 28th at Alleyway Theatre. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. You can purchase tickets here.
And Where Will You Put the Things You SaveAlleyway Theatre
October 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
“Nick Moeright is a criminal defense lawyer who has had an accident that has made him a wheelchair user. The night before his comeback case, he discovers that his sister, Ericka, for whom he has recently become responsible and who has high-functioning autism, has been bio-hacked. Willingly! Nick plans to confront the people who did it—just as soon as he can find them.
Alex, Nick’s fiancé, argues that it’s Ericka who’s responsible, both for the bio-hack and for herself. It’s another strike for Nick when, while recovering from his accident, Alex began to radicalize and has now become, inarguably, an eco-terrorist. The increasing pitch of Alex’s activism threatens a rift between the two men even as he works to strengthen the relationship between Nick and Ericka and also help guide Nick through his final stage of healing – acceptance.
But when Nick finally confronts the bio-hackers, it’s Alex who needs to accept the unexpected and unsettling outcome.”
Join Inclusive Theater of WNY tonight (11/2) at Hallwalls and Friday (11/3) at The Foundry for My Story: An Evening of Personal Narratives. Events begin at 730pm and are pay what you can. Monies received at the performances will benefit ITOWNY and the Self Advocacy Association of NY (SANYS).