This fall, LOCAL Theater Company, in collaboration with co-producer The Dairy Center for the Arts, presents its inaugural full production of a play-- Michael Mitnick's "ELIJAH: An Adventure"-- the audience favorite from last March's LOCAL Lab reading series playing now through October 6th. ELIJAH: An Adventure" is a 16-character, multimedia, epic romp about a broke piano student from Brooklyn who becomes an accidental Don Juan in Paris of the 1920's.
Directed by LOCAL Theater Company Artistic Director Pesha Rudnick, the cast includes Barbra Andrews, Benjamin Bonenfant, Matthew Blood-Smyth, Lauren Dennis, Rachel Fowler*, Chris Kendall, Mare Trevathan, Leah Watson and Stephen Weitz*. (* = Member of Actor's Equity Association)
LOCAL Casting Director Sylvia Gregory says of the group, "This is a remarkable group of talent and each actor is perfectly suited to their role."
The design team includes Kathryn Kawecki (set), Shannon McKinney (lights), William Burns (sound), El Armstrong (projections), Amanda Paswaters (props) and Charlotte Ballard (costumes).
Says director Rudnick, "Mitnick's writing is rife with theatricality and magic. It takes a first rate team to bring Elijah's adventure to life, and I can't imagine a more dynamic group of designers. No conventionalists here!"
Michael Mitnick is among the most successful new playwrights in the nation. Currently, his commissions include the book for Broadway-bound "Animal House: The Musical" (featuring music by Bare Naked Ladies); and the play "Ed, Downloaded," opening at the Denver Center Theatre Company in January, 2013.
Pesha Rudnick is a Boulder-based director of national renown. Currently, she is the Associate Director of the premiere of Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature" opening off-Broadway this fall.
ELIJAH: An Adventure is playing at the Carsen Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts and is located at 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, CO. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm through Saturday, October 7. For tickets or more information, contact the Dairy Center in Boulder at www.TheDairy.org or by calling 303-440-7826. ELIJAH: An Adventure is not appropriate for children. For more information on LOCAL, visit www.LOCALTheaterCompany.org.
LOCAL Theater Company develops new American plays by actively seeking and presenting works by up-and-coming authors. We are committed to (and inspired by) a community-fostering production process inclusive of local artists, local institutions and local audiences. We partner with Colorado-based businesses dedicated to supporting the arts locally, and build bridges with established artistic institutions to export our best productions nationally. (Not-For-Profit)
PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Ensminger
L-R: Rachel Fowler, Leah Watson, Mare Trevathan, Lauren Dennis, Barbra Andrews