CASABLANCABOX at HERE Arts Center
All part of their 3-year HARP residency at HERE Arts Center, this marks the last workshop showing of Sara and Reid Farrington's CasablancaBox before its upcoming official premiere in 2017.
The 1942 classic Casablanca was notoriously one of the most chaotic movie shoots in Hollywood history, somehow coming together by a series of brilliant accidents. Written and re-written countless times, born amid the agony of WWII, and cast almost entirely with European refugees fleeing the Gestapo, Casablanca somehow remains timely and moving. Our CasablancaBox is an imagined backstage look at the making of "America's Favorite Movie" through a multi-narrative script, an intricately woven video score, and a cast of thousands. It's our attempt at an onstage "roving camera," following both the major and minor players as they wade through the glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, and violence of 1940s Hollywood.
CASABLANCABOX, workshop #2 @ 2016 CULTUREMART
Written by Sara Farrington
Directed by Reid Farrington
Collaborating Director: Marina McClure
HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Ave
March 2nd and 3rd @ 8:30PM
Michael Aurelio*, Amelia Randolph Campbell, Roger Casey*, Christopher Gallerani, Olivia Gilliatt*, Catherine Gowl*, Rob Hille*, Matt McGloin*, Veronique Ory, Adam Patterson*, Stephanie Regina*, Dave Shelley, Erin Treadway*
3D Design: R. Eric Bowers
Video: Pierre Depaz
SM: Stacy Arnaiz