A new play by Eric Micha Holmes, resident playwright with the National Black Theater of Harlem. Falls for Jodie is a personal, compassionate portrait of John Hinckley, Jr.’s descent into bigotry, radicalization, and gun violence, set just months before his attempt on Ronald Reagan’s life.
Talkbacks after every show include the artists and anyone else interested in constructive discussion about the national epidemic of desperation among young men.
March 6 – 17, 2019. Produced by Trevor Vaughn of Brooklyn Pearl Studio and Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Suzanne Savoy’s tour-de-force, Je Christine, is an intimate depiction of Christine de Pizan’s life, when climate change, epidemics, civil unrest, political division, and foreign invasion devastated the country. Born in Venice in 1364 and married at age 15 to a French nobleman, she was widowed at twenty-five, after which she supported her mother, children and nieces through her writing. Her works include courtly poetry, a book on warfare and chivalry, the official biography of King Charles V, and her beautifully illuminated The Treasure of the City of Women.
Suzanne Savoy is an educator, actor and designer. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Ms. Savoy has performed in numerous productions of classical works. As an educator, she created, designed, and directed productions based on classical literature.
Bloodstone Theatrical produces a benefit reading of nationally-recognized Sag Harbor playwright Joe Pintauro’s MEN’S LIVES on Saturday, October 8th at 3pm at the 18th Century Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, between the North and South Forks of
Long Island, New York’s East End. For directions and tickets see http://www.sylvestermanor.org.
The reading will be part of the annual Plant & Sing harvest festival at Sylvester Manor, the oldest continuously existing plantation in the United States, and a property still under supervision of the original family (in its 13th generation!). Now an educational, organic CSA farm, Sylvester Manor is also widely known as a cultural center for traditional arts, and in particular the Work Song: songs sung the world around by people while they work. To this day, Sylvester Manor’s farmers are expert practitioners of this ancient artform.
MENS’ LIVES, adapted from Peter Matthiessen’s moving book of the same name, chronicles the onslaught of modern Hamptons culture on the traditional fishing culture on the East End of Long Island. “Bonackers’, the European families who’ve made a largely subsistence living on these waters for centuries, often use techniques taught to them generations ago by the native Montaukets. While instructive, it is also a tale told with poetry, sensitivity, and the passion that drives these hard lives.
Good for kids 12 and older.
Readers are drawn from Bloodstone Theatrical’s East End company of seasoned professional performers.