CONCRETE TEMPLE THEATRE TO PRESENT THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAKE ME CRY HERE IN NYC
PREVIEWS BEGIN NOVEMBER 27, OPENS NOVEMBER 30
New York, NY - Concrete Temple Theatre proudly presents the New York premiere of The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry, written by Renee Philippi, co-directed by Eric Nightengale and Renee Philippi, designed by Carlo Adinolfi, with original music composed by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry runs from November 27 – December 13, 2015, in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin November 27 for a November 30 opening.
Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm with an added show on Monday, November 30 at 7 . Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors. Purchase at http://here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. The running time is 75 minutes. For info visit http://ConcreteTempleTheatre.com, Like them on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/ConcreteTempleTheatre, and follow them on Twitter at @ConcreteTemple.
Two Floridians dream of a fantastic escape to Las Vegas. There’s just one minor problem, the ground is sinking beneath them. Pairing women and water as metaphors for one another, The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry explores themes of conservation and regeneration, and at its heart, our eternal quest for happiness.
The cast includes Carlo Adinolfi (Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities at SoHo Playhouse & HERE, The Whale at Barrow Street Theatre), Heinley Gaspard (Steps), Melissa Hurst (Cause Celeb! at Joe’s Pub, One Neck with Atlantic Theatre Co.), Lisa Kitchens (Everything You Touch at Rattlestick, Napoli! at American Conservatory Theater) and Brianna Seagraves (A Train at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival).
The production team includes Carlo Adinolfi (Set Design), Joseph C. Phillips Jr. (Original Music), Casey McLain and Eric Nightengale (Lighting Design), and Casey McLain (Production Stage Manager).
Concrete Temple Theatre’s productions have been called “compelling” (The New York Times), “charming” (The New Yorker), “dazzling and engaging” (The Village Voice), “smart and rewarding” (Talkin’ Broadway), “beautifully acted and exhilarating” (Soho Journal) and “delightful” (The Independent, UK).
Renee Philippi (Writer and co-director) is the Artistic Director of Concrete Temple Theatre with Carlo Adinolfi. Her work has been seen in NYC, nationally, and internationally at The Yard, Atlanta Arts Festival, Bard Summerscape, and in Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, India, and Sri Lanka. Renee is an alumna of the Women’s Project Directors Forum, Spiderwoman, Ice Factory Festival, and a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, New Georges, and LPTW. She’s been an Artist-in-Residence with Mabou Mines, Playwrights Center, St. Ann’s, Directors Company, Nantucket Historical Association, Workspace for Choreographers, The Flea, The Yard, Dixon Place, and a Directing Fellow at the Williamstown Festival.
Eric Nightengale (Co-Director) served as Artistic Director of 78th Street Theatre Lab in NYC from 1995-2008 and currently is a company member of Acme Corporation in Baltimore. His New York directing credits include work at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 59E59, Soho Rep, Acting Company, Circle in the Square, Classic Stage Company, and River Ensemble. In Chicago, Eric served as Artistic Director for Actors Repertory Theatre and has directed for Victory Gardens Theatre, Steppenwolf, and Second City.
Carlo Adinolfi (Designer) is the Artistic Director of Concrete Temple Theatre with Renee Philippi. He is CTT’s Set Designer and TD. Adinolfi is a dancer, actor, and puppeteer. He is a recipient of a Bel Geddes Grant for design for The Bellagio Fountain Has Been Known to Make Me Cry, an Independent Artists Challenge Program Award, multiple Henson Foundation Grants, an EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science Commission, and a Berkshire Taconic Foundation commission.
Since 2004, Concrete Temple Theatre has been in operation as a small energetic touring company based in NYC, presenting performances and leading workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. Concrete Temple has created fifteen original works (seven touring) and is currently developing two new works. They have received several commissions, have had an extended run Off-Broadway, and have been Artists-in-Residence at Dixon Place (NYC), The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard), and St. Ann’s Warehouse (Brooklyn). CTT has performed at Barrow Street Theatre, HERE, Bard’s SummerScape, Hudson Opera House, and at theatres in Turkey, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Scotland, Bulgaria, and Sri Lanka.
Concrete Temple Theatre is a multi-disciplinary company that creates compelling new theatre works, incorporating drama, dance, puppetry, music, and the visual arts, which focus on the individual’s struggle for identity and society’s need for a cohesive community. CTT strives to bring myth and ritual back to the center of dialogue while making connections and opportunities for diverse audiences to question and examine their place in the world.