Tuesday, April 3, 2018

JANET & JOYCE by Alex McFalane - Creative Team

JANET & JOYCE Written by Alex McFarlane
Directed by James Martinelli

Time:  The present.                                                                 
Place:  A Funeral Home.

Characters in order of appearance

Joyce.......................Sherry Giedd

Janet........................Valerie O’Hara           

Who’s Who . . .

Sherry Giedd  (Joyce) Brooklyn Theater Circuit: Gypsy (Miss Mazeppa), Into the Woods (Snow White), How To Succeed in Business (Jonesy), Fiddler on the Roof (Yenta), California Suite (Diania Nichols), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Grease (Frenchie), Guys and Dolls (Agatha, General Cartwright), Funny Thing Happened (Panacea) You Can’t Take It With You (Gay Wellington), Lost in Yonkers (Aunt Gert), Pippin (Ensemble), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Ensemble), Les Miserable (Ensemble), and Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble).

Valerie O’Hara (Janet)  has appeared in community theater and Off-Off Broadway productions including: The Glass Menagerie (Amanda Wingfield) with CNR Drama; Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) with Hudson Warehouse; Richard III (Duchess of York) with the American Theatre of Actors; Rabbit Hole (Nat) with Rockaway Theater Company; Fools (Lenya Zubritsky), Waiting in the Wings (May Davenport), and Steel Magnolias (Clairee Belcher), all with the Heights Players; Alex (Dr. Irene Pepperberg) at the 2016 Thespis NY Theater Festival where she worked with Alex and James.  Contact Valerie at: valerie.ohara@gmail.com.

James Martinelli (Director) a Brooklyn native, graduate of Brooklyn College and recipient of the Yvonne Fantar award.  James is an in-house director of the Heights Players and is presently directing the Gingerbread Lady for their 2018 season.  He has just finished a non-union production of Anastasia and played TATEH in the Brooklyn Players’ production of Ragtime.  He wishes to thank Alex and Judy and is thrilled to be working with the girls.
Alex McFarlane (Playwright) a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Alex’s sculpture and paintings are in collections both public and private.  His first play, Birds Should Fly Free. appeared in the 2014 NY International Fringe Festival and received a featured article in the NY Times theater section.  Alex’s plays are humorous, often bordering on the absurd, including: Alex – performed at the 2016 NY Thespis Theater Festival and The Annual – performed at the 2017 NY Take Ten Festival.  Janet & Joyce is his fourth production and the third time working with James.

Series B:  Wed, May 16th @ 8:30pm & Thurs, May 17th @ 6pm

JUST LIKE THE MOVIES By Peter Scarpinato
Believe in the magic of love!

I thought trophy wives were supposed to be 20 years younger.

JANET & JOYCE By Alex McFarlane
They say blood is thicker than water.  But it may not be the case with Jane and Joyce.

Is your relationship strong enough to withstand scrutiny by the closest people in your lives?  Could it pass the test of an intervention?

The Strawberry One-Act Festival May 16, 2018 – May 27, 2018
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue
Trains: B,D or E to 7th Avenue.  #1 train to 50th Street.


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