New play opening at St. Germain Stage
PITTSFIELD -- Barrington Stage Company presents "Working on a Special Day," a production of The Play Company and Mexico City-based Por Piedad Teatro, beginning Wednesdayand continuing through July 6 at BSC’s St. Germain Stage, Sydelle and Lee Biatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St.
Press opening is 3 p.m. Sunday.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and matinees at 4 on Saturdays (excluding June 21), and 3 on Sundays.
Ticket information is available by phone at (413) 236-8888; online at barringtonstageco.org, or in person at the BSC box office at 30 Union St.
Directed by and featuring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, "Working on a Special Day" is a new play about a life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938 - the day Rome celebrates Hitler’s visit to Mussolini’s Italy.
Based on the Italian film "Una Giornata Particolare" by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari and adapted by Gigliola Fantoni; the production is translated by Danya Taymor, Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. Original staging concept is by by Laura Almela and Daniel Gimenez Cacho.
"Working on A Special Day" was presented Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in January/February 2013 with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. The Flea Theater presented the U.S. debut of "Working on A Special Day" in January/
Actress, director, translator and costume designer, Graham studied theater at the Núcleo de Estudios Teatrales in Mexico City. She is artistic producer and founder of Por Piedad Teatro where she has developed most of her work which includes Samuel Beckett’s "The End," " The Golden Dragon," "Ladies and Gents," "Playing the Victim," Sarah Kane’s "Psychosis 4.48," and "Crave and Blasted," for which she was awarded Best Actress and Best Translator by Mexico’s APT.
Vega is an actor, playwright and translator with a degree in performing arts from the Jalisco School of Theater in Mexico. Some of his credits include "The Lonesome West," Festen, Don Juan Tenorio, and Women Dreaming of Horses. In 2004, he joined Por Piedad Teatro, becoming its artistic director in 2009. In New York he directed "Don’t Touch Me Amigo" at Intar.
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