THE LAST DAYS of MARY STUART Announces Collaborative Workshop

by on December 17th, 2010
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Tilted Field Productions, a geographically diversified collective with members in Chicago, Los Angles, New York, and San Francisco, has announced their upcoming collaboration with Son of Semele (Matthew McCray, Artistic Director) for a workshop of The Last Days of Mary Stuart.

LA rockers Byron Kahr and John Nixon provide a lush and haunting score for The Last Days of Mary Stuart which brings a nearly forgotten clash of rival queens into the 21st Century. This explosive music-driven drama,adapted from F. Schiller’s sprawling verse play, pits the Catholic icon Mary Stuart against the Protestant pragmatist Elizabeth I in a battle for the soul of England.

Eight public performances are scheduled, which are not open for review. The schedule is as follows: Fridays, February 24 & March 2, and Saturdays, February 18 & 25 & March 3, at 11pm; Sundays, February 19 & 26 & March 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.sonofsemele.org.

The cast of The Last Days of Mary Stuart will include (in alphabetical order) Alex Knox, Charlotta Mohlin, Meagan Prahl, and Molly Sullivan. Also participating in the workshop are set designer Michael Locher (Tilted Field member, and currently represented by Troilus & Cressida at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland), and lighting designer Elizabeth Harper (Ovation Award-nominee for The Twentieth Century Way at The Theatre @ Boston Court). The original rock score is by Byron Kahr and John Nixon, with lyrics by Wolff. Tilted Field company member Roberta Pereira (in NYC) and co-founder Jacob Padrón (in Chicago) are the producers.

The Last Days of Mary Stuart is directed Becca Wolff and will feature L.A. bands TONY and whqles. Wolff’s directing credits include productions at the Odyssey Theatre, Theatre of Note, and Ensemble Studio Theatre LA; Usher (NY International Fringe Festival), and Status Update by Tilted Field company member Dorothy Fortenberry, a play with songs that is being produced later this year at Center Rep in Walnut Creek, CA. TONY is vocalist/guitarist Byron Kahr, drummer John Nixon, and Molly Sullivan on bass. Both Kahr and Nixon were formerly band members of the popular local band City of Progress. The band whqles is John Nixon and keyboard player Ryan Adlaf. They are heard regularly around LA at such venues as Funhouse, The Mountain Bar, and The Kibitz Room, among others.

Tilted Field Productions, co-founded by Becca Wolff and Jacob Padrón, is a company that creates and develops unique story-based projects in theatre, film, television, and new media. For more information, visit www.tiltedfield.com.

Son of Semele is located at 3301 Beverly Boulevard, in Los Angeles, 90004.


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