AN ENERGY TALE
by Anthony J. Piccione
Directed by Holly Payne-Strange.
A time-traveling adventure for children about saving our environment.
MITF: Summer 2017
July 15 – Aug 6, 2017
The Jewel Box at the WorkShop Theater
312 W.36th Street, NYC
Performance Schedule: Fri 8/04, 12:00pm; Sat 8/05, 11:00am; Sun 8/06, 11:00am
In this interactive new children’s production, playwright Anthony J. Piccione sends us to the year 2184. The world is far different than it is now. While juggling rocks, Sally encounters the mysterious Dr. Science who transports them back to the past…our present. There, the two learn about the effects of climate change, and how many important decisions being made today, from fuel sources to politics, have affected Sally’s world…our future.
The play was conceived and developed in Eastern Connecticut State University’s Scriptwriting and Presentation class while Mr. Piccione was a student there. In 2016, the play was a runner-up in the CT statewide “Wright the World” play-writing contest. This production will be the show’s official world premiere, and will be directed by Holly Payne-strange, who has written and directed shows throughout the US and UK, and features Catherine Bradley as Sally and Ciara McGovern as Dr. Science.
The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York’s oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.
One of the leading reasons to visit New York in the summer is the theater – from Shakespeare in the Park to the best of Broadway. New York is also known for its amazing theater festivals. This year, the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival takes its place as the oldest continuing summer arts festival in New York. To usher in this honor, producer John Chatterton presents nearly 100 new and fascinating live stage works – plays, musicals, variety acts, short plays, solo projects, and so much more. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for further info.