Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Italian Playwright Unveils New Play "Iraq" About The Problems Facing Soldiers In Iraq & Another Italian Director Puts Together A Story Of Love.

Larralley Productions announces The Cataract Plays, two one act plays about our inability to see the world around us.

Iraq (Blindness) by Mario Fratti is a serious look at American soldiers fighting in Iraq and is directed by Simcha Borenstein. Mr. Fratti is best known for writing the musical Nine (inspired by Fellini's 8 1/2),which won a Tony Award. He is the author of more than seventy plays, and taught playwriting for many years at Hunter College.

Mara Lesemann's A Temporary Cat is a romantic fantasy about looking for love in 21st century America. Cat is directed by Carlo Fiorletta, president of the Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA). Jump Start, which Ms. Lesemann wrote and produced, screened at numerous film festivals in 2008. She recently completed the screenplay The Seduction of Eve, which is in post-production with Chickenrock Entertainment.Cataract will run Thursday March 5 through Sunday March 9 at the Crowne Theater in the Producers Club in Manhattan.

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