Our 2013 show was an evening of original one-acts written by Eric Alter. There were four different directors: Rodney Reyes, Bob Lowy, Brendan Naranjo and Frank Briamonte. Rachel Skrod was the assistant director on one of the shows.
The evening of plays offered a wide variety of themes and topics. Five of the plays made their first time on stage, while one of the plays titled: In Reverse Order has been done before. In Reverse Order is a hysterical comedy about a blind date gone wrong. Two strangers meet, and one of them decides to tell the other their inner most thoughts and desires--maybe just a little too quickly? Essence Morgan and Angel Cruz star in this comedy, with direction by Rodney Reyes and Rachel Skrod. The other plays are as follows: 89 Days, is a heartwarming drama of a man who is dying of brain cancer. He makes one last stop to a therapist in order to learn how to say goodbye to his family. As he quips: "We were not the Brady Bunch." Kay Koch and Dan Giordano star in this drama with direction by Bob Lowy. First Day, the last play in the first act, tells the story of a young freshmans 'first day" at school. She is shown around by an older girl who recently graduated and is waiting to go to college. The play explores themes of peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, self-esteem and all the other perils of high school. Natalie Dix, Sydney Caprio, Holly Lehren and Christopher Svetik star in this comedy/drama with direction by Bob Lowy.
Opening Act II we began with the play: Tsi dza to madze meli o, which is an African Proverb. This compelling drama explores themes of guilt, post-traumatic stress disorder and ultimately some form of redemption. The play is about a marine returning home from Afghanistan--who harbors a secret that he has shared with no one. Rocco Spoon Jr and Brian Carroll star in this compelling drama with direction by Frank Briamonte. The next play, Grandpa on Sundays is a heartwarming, difficult tale of a grandfather telling his grandson a secret about his time during World War II. Unbeknown to anyone, grandpa was a survivor of the concentration camps and decides to share his story with his young grandson. Steve Lemenille, Christopher Svetik, Kristin Barber-Furlong and Cy Friedman star in this drama with direction by Bob Lowy. The final play of the evening is the title of the night: Artificial Intelligence--this play takes comedy and dating to a new level and explores how we "speak" to the opposite sex. When two brothers who have a combined IQ of 350, try and get a date with the woman of their dreams--they are suddenly forced to face reality that maybe women don't just want smarts...but want sincerity. John Cataldo, Jason Weinstein, Shawn Dawiskiba and Debbie Campanali star in this hilarious comedy.
Artificial Intelligence will performed for 2 weekends, opening on May 2nd. The show dates were: May 2,3, 4,5, 9, 10, 11.
Ticket prices were $20.00 for standard tickets, and $16.00 for Seniors, students, military and teachers.
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Charity for September 11th raises over 500 dollars!
In 2011, to help commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks--Apricot Sky Productions is pleased to announce that we raised $561.02 cents for the National September 11th Museum and Memorial in NYC. We are so proud of all are actors, actresses, directors and everyone who came to the show and donated. We thank all of you!
The shows were performed on September 9th and 10th at the Grove Street Theatre in Montclair. This was our fourth charity show!