Birds of Paradise

By Claude Solnik
Directed by Jim Keeler
July 4 – July 14
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:

BIRDS OF PARADISE

Daniel Pavacic, Marisa Gold, Peter Tarantino and Abigail Grizzle star in this play by Claude Solnik, directed by Jim Keeler, about a pivotal time in American history. A happy family who runs a store and the family’s best friend struggle to retain normalcy and happiness during the Great Depression, while all around them the financial collapse threatens to disrupt their way of life. Birds of Paradise shows how, despite love, goodwill, and best intentions, it’s difficult if not impossible to escape the destructive effects of what goes on around us. We watch financial pressures bring out both the best and the flaws in each character in this play about love, struggle, and survival in dire circumstances set against the backdrop of American history.
Cast:
Marisa Gold…………Emma
Abigail Grizzle……..Elizabeth
Daniel Pavacic……..Jake
Peter Tarantino………..Dennis
Production Team:
Stage Manager  Laura Lonski
Lighting Designer Shelly Callahan
Costume Designer Everett Clark
Show Dates:
Thurs. July 4 at 7 p.m.
Fri. July 5 at 8 p.m.
Sat. July 6 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sun. July 7 at 3 p.m.
Thurs. July 11 at 8 p.m.
Fri. July 12 at 8 p.m.
Sat. July 13 at 3 and 8 p.m.
Sun. July 14 at 3 p.m