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FORECLOSURE of the AMERICAN DREAM

 

In BETHANY, Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs. Only it’s not theirs. In fact, they didn’t know each other before they moved in, and the story of how they got there is the beginning of Crystal’s plan to get her life back on track. Between her job at the Saturn dealership, her new house mate’s conspiracy theories, and the motivational speaker who just might buy that sports car, this new dark comedy will take you on the ride of your life, with a woman willing to take on anything and everything... all for someone named Bethany.

 

Lucille Lortel Nominated: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Lead Actress

Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers

Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist/Runner-up

 

“…wonderfully provocative”  - NY One

 

"…tough, disturbing, and delightfully unsentimental"  - NY Newsday

 

"…palpitates evenly with a nearly sadistic flow between moments of lightness and darkness"  - Washington Square News

 

"Crystal is a new kind of heroine… [BETHANY] gives you an unsettling feeling that the lead character could be anyone, including you."  - NY Amsterdam News

 

"…hard-boiled and timely"  - Time Out NY

 

BETHANY

by LAURA MARKS

THE ROLLINS STUDIO THEATRE at the LONG CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

701 W Riverside Drive | Austin, TX 78704

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Laura Marks is a graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program and an alumna of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. She's also the recipient of a Lilly Award, a Helen Merrill Award and an award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Other plays include Mine (produced by the Gift Theatre, Chicago) and Gather at the River (workshopped at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto). Her work has been developed at the Public, Juilliard, the Lark, the Black Dahlia, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Royal Exchange Theatre (UK), HighTide Festival Theatre (UK), the Wilma Theater, Steppenwolf, Partial Comfort, Prospect Theater, Naked Angels, Synchronicity, Reverie Productions et al. and she currently holds a commission from South Coast Repertory. She’s a native of Kentucky, now living in New York.

 

"Laura Marks, has managed to wrench something almost Greek out of yesterday’s headlines and, with a supremely balanced sense of storytelling and an economic gift for language, announces herself here as a real talent to watch."

The New Yorker

 

"…rare among new American plays in the clear, compassionate attention it pays…Ms. Marks' disturbing, incisive drama suggests that the bruising exigencies of our depressed economy are scraping away at the surface civilities of American life."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

CRYSTAL | LARA WRIGHT

 

GARY | DEREK KOLLURI

 

CHARLIE | RICK SMITH

 

SHANNON | MARTINA OHLHAUSER

 

PATRICIA | JOHANNA WHITMORE

 

TONI | JEANETTE HILL

DIRECTION | JENNY LAVERY

 

SCENIC DESIGN | TBA

 

LIGHT DESIGN | MEGAN REILLY

 

COSTUME DESIGN | JENNY HANNA-CHAMBERS

 

SOUND DESIGN | BLAKE ADDYSON

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT | BLAKE ADDYSON

 

ASSISTANT PRODUCER | TYLER KING

 

REHEARSAL STAGE MANAGEMENT | SUSIE ODNEAL

 

MASTER ELECTRICIAN | ZAC CROFFORD

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