A CHARITY CASE starring Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser, Alysia Reiner (Sideways) and Jill Shackner (Les Miserables) opened last night, November 2nd at The Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street- between 9th and 10th Avenues). This new play about adoption is written and directed by Australian playwright Wendy Beckett. A CHARITY CASE will play through November 20th. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside opening night.
Is it possible to find yourself when you don't understand where you came from? A young girl struggles to come of age while caught in an endless tug of war between her loyalty to the imperfect woman who took her in and her curiosity about the troubled woman who gave her away. A CHARITY CASE delves deeply into the entanglements between a biological mother, an adoptive mother and their 17-year-old daughter.
Costume design is by Theresa Squire with scenic design is by David L. Arsenault, lighting design by Travis McHale and sound design by Ian Werhle.
The playing schedule for A CHARITY CASE is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday at 2pm and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $35. For tickets call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visit www.Telecharge.com or www.pascalproductions.net.
Alison Fraser, Alysia Reiner and Jill Shackner
Wendy Beckett, Alison Fraser, Alysa Reiner and Jill Shackner
David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner
Wendy Beckett and Peter Walters
Jill Shackner and her Parents
Wendy Beckett and Adam Fitzgerald
Alysia Reiner, Jill Shackner and Alison Fraser