The Theatre @ Boston Court presents "Creation," a world premiere play written by Kathryn Walat and directed by Boston Court's Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, October 13, 2012 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
"Creation" was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. James Bundy (Artistic Director), Victoria Nolan (Managing Director). Development of "Creation" was supported by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center during a residency at the National Playwrights Conference of 2010. Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director.
When Sarah's husband, Ian, an evolutionary biologist, is struck by lightning and suffers a near-death experience, he develops an obsession with music. This strange new twist in their ordered lives sends them to seek answers from others about the ways in which people transform, and whether a marriage can endure monumental change. Four lives unexpectedly entwine as they wrestle with the mysteries of the human mind and heart, the alchemy of the creative process, and that single spark that can change it all.
"Creation" features Johnathan McClain, Deborah Puette, Ethan Raines and Adam Silver.
Production staff for "Creation" includes Michetti, director, Francois-Pierre Couture, set designer, Andrew Hungerford, lighting designer, Bruno Louchouarn, sound designer and music composition, Kate Bergh, costume designer, Adam Flemming, video designer, Michael Donovan, casting director and Alyssa Escalante, production stage manager.
Walat's plays include "Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen" at the Women's Project (published in Dramatics magazine and New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2007), "This Is Not Antigone" (New Georges' Germ Project), "Miss Electricity" (La Jolla Playhouse POP Tour), "Bleeding Kansas" (Hangar Theatre; Francesca Primus Citation), "Know Dog" (Salvage Vanguard Theater), and "Johnny Hong Kong" (Perishable Theater). She has received new play commissions from MCC Theater and Yale Repertory Theatre; and her work has been developed at The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Electric Pear, Ars Nova, Lark Play Development Center, Voice & Visions, The Orchard Project, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Sundance Theatre Lab, and the O'Neill Theatre Center/National Playwrights Conference. She is co-librettist with composer Gregory Spears of the chamber opera "Paul's Case," premiering in April with UrbanArias in Washington DC. Walat is an AffiliatePlaywright with New Georges, and a member of MCC's Playwrights Coalition. She received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and is a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Michetti has directed "The Dinosaur Within," The Twentieth-Century Way," "God Save Gertrude, " "1001," "dark play or stories for boys," "Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings," "A Picture of Dorian Gray," "Pera Palas," "Summertime" and "Romeo and Juliet" at Boston Court. Elsewhere: "House of the Rising Son" (EST- LA), "Ouroboros" (Road Theatre), "The Comedy of Errors," "Hamlet," "Don Juan" and "As You Like It" (A Noise Within); "Kiss Me, Kate," "Carousel," "Man of La Mancha" and "Li'l Abner" (Reprise); "Anyone Can Whistle" (Matrix); "A Life in the Theatre" starring HAl Holbrook (Pasadena Playhouse) and "Edward II" (Circle X). He is the recipient of two Ovation Awards and five LADCC Awards.
"Creation" previews for six performances beginning October 4, opening October 13 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through November 11 with an added performance on Wednesday, November 7. Preview tickets are priced at $17 and regular performances at $34. Senior, student and group discounts are also available. Visit BostonCourt.org for special events related to "Creation." Tickets can be purchased online at BostonCourt.org or by calling (626) 683-6883. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located one block north of Colorado at the corner of Mentor Ave. and Boston Ct.
"Creation" is supported in part by the City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Shubert Foundation, The American Theatre Wing, The Harold and MimiSteinberg Charitable Trust, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of The Theatre @ Boston Court supporters and contributors.
The Theatre @ Boston Court is the award-winning resident theatre company at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Michael Seel, Executive Director, Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, Co-Artistic Directors, Hillary Metcalf, Managing Director.