Barefoot Theatre Company - an Off-Broadway theater company now in its 12th season - will present the New York premiere of Joseph Sousa's play TEETH OF THE SONS, with previews beginning April 20 prior to an official press opening of April 22 at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Nicole Haran directs.
TEETH OF THE SONS follows Barefoot's acclaimed production of EMERGENCY
USED CANDLES at the Cherry Lane last fall.
About TEETH OF THE SONS:
The last time Sam saw his brother Jake, they were cruising the streets of Brooklyn as one another's ultimate wing man, the inseparable young sons of a Greek father and Jewish mother. Now in Mr. Sousa's TEETH OF THE SONS, Sam returns to Brooklyn after a long absence and no family contact, in need of refuge for his pregnant girlfriend and himself. Upon his arrival, he is startled to find the fun-loving Jake transformed into a born-again Hassidic scholar. The homecoming incites a clash of brotherhood, divided family loyalties, and a revelation that beyond a love for their ailing grandmother, perhaps all they really share is a past which at least one brother is desperately trying to bury.
TEETH OF THE SONS received its award-winning, critically-acclaimed world-premiere in Portland, Oregon at the Re-Theatre Instrument. When it opened in fall of 2009, Marty Hughley of the Oregonian called it a "taut, thoroughly credible drama...first-rate." TEETH OF THE SONS won Portland's Drammy Award for outstanding play.
The cast of TEETH OF THE SONS includes Will Allen and Joseph Sousa, along with Casandera M.J. Lollar and Shayna Padovano. Design and production team for TEETH OF THE SONS is Josh Iacovelli (set), Niluka Hotaling (lighting), Victoria Malvagno (costumes), Cory Bruce (original music), Francisco Solorzano (Sound Design), Charles Casano (Production Stage Manager), Michael Pierre Louis (Assistant Stage Manager), Christopher Whalen (Producing Director), Cristina Fernandez (Associate Producing Director) with Donald P. Flores (Understudy).
TEETH OF THE SONS' Joseph Sousa has worked primarily as an actor, with credits including MOTHER COURAGE (Public Theatre), LEAR (Portland Center For Performing Arts), and RED LIGHT WINTER (New Workshop Theater).
Will Allen previously appeared in the Barefoot Theatre production of NEXT by Stephen Garcia. Other theater credits include: SUBURBIA, BURIAL AT THEBES, THE CRUCIBLE and BLOOD WEDDING. Film credits include: "Landing" and "The Landlady."
Shayna Padovano's credits include: her solo show, The F Factor (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Lola Got Bite (Gene Frankel) The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale
(Columbia Stages) Don Juan in Chicago (Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row). Casandera M.J. Lollar is a member of Retro Productions, where she has been seen in WOMEN AND WAR, HOLY DAYS, WHEN YA COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER? and THE TENDER TRAP. She was nominated for 2010 NY Innovative Theater Award.
Nicole Haran, Co-Artistic Director, Co-Founder of the Barefoot Theatre Company, holds a BA from Boston University and MFA from Brooklyn College. Some favorite plays she has directed include: ORPHANS, HOME FREE, THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, CRIMES OF THE HEART, and INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX, presented last year at Marvin Kaye Playhouse. Nicole directed the new play, WEST ASHEVILLE by Tim Plaehn presented in February as part Barefoot's LA reading series and looks forward to bringing it to NYC for a full production next season. She also directed Israel Horovitz's UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS reading at the Cherry Lane Theatre as well as LONG HARD RAIN by Jason Furlani, also at the Cherry Lane. Her latest film project, in development with Barefoot Studio Pictures, will take her to Death Valley this summer where she is directing a documentary about world record holder, Christopher Bergland at The Bad Water UltraMarathon. In addition to directing AND film making, Nicole has written several adaptation for the stage including "Tom Sawyer" and "Pinnochio," which she also directed.
Founded by a group of theatre artists interested in producing stimulating and thought-provoking theatre for the public, BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY has produced over 60 plays - both new and existing works - from BALM IN GILEAD and DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE? to the 35th anniversary production of Israel Horovitz's THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX and DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Francisco Solorzano's adaptation of the popular film. The production sold out its engagement at Theater Row.