Wednesday, December 4, 2013
HOLIDAY PHILLY SPOTLIGHT
|Set of "No Reservations". Set Designer: Ian Guzzone|
|Josh Piven and Allison Heishman|
The title of course is a take on the biblical tradition of no room at the inn for Mary and Joseph at the birth of Jesus. The inn in this case is a bed and breakfast near Bethlehem PA, run by The Harris' (Jared Michael Delaney and Wendy Staton) who are either an inter-racial couple or just non-traditional casting. Mary & Joseph are a lesbian couple about to give birth - Martha (Collen Corcoran) and Marie (Mary Beth Shrader) and Jesus gets named Elmer and that's where the take-off, really takes off in a whole 'nother direction.
|Cast of "No Reservation with Piven and Heishman at Ocean Prime Restaurant|
Director Allison Helshman (Artistic Associate at Azuka Theater) aims to keep the pace frantic and fun once the Innkeepers figures out that Marie (the one with child) is really pop-princess, "Brittany Star" in hiding, and wants to cash in on the photo ops and publicity for their struggling B&B. A farce with only 4 actors would never create mayhem, so in comes a full of himself NY Times reporter, Tom Wiseman - get it (Brian McCann) who insists on being called a columnist and a wanna be reality show producer, Angel Gabriel (Brandon Pierce) along with sarcastic carolers, a hayseed handyman (Andrew Carroll) and a gender studies daughter (Chelsea Drumel) home for the holidays.
Playwright Josh Piven is a humorist and author known for his best selling The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook Series. I now have a signed, hardback copy of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: DATING & SEX, which means it's time for another Tinsel & Tine Giveaway!
No Reservations opened November 29th and runs through December 15th
If you'd like to purchase tickets visit noreservations.brownpapertickets.com
receive $5 off with coupon code: noresdiscount
(good for the last three performances 13th 14th & 15th)
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