I rarely act these days. I tend to be behind the scenes – producing, publicizing, directing – enjoying the magic created by artists. I believe it takes courage to get on a stage and bare your soul.
“Art is prayer is love is creation is expression.” I came up with that gem some years ago. My personal prayer to the theatre gods who keep my passion burning for this art form. So when the opportunity presented itself, I thought to myself that it might be time to audition for a show. The opportunity presented itself through my dear friend and one of my actresses, Mary Lynch. Mary has one of my actresses for 13 years. She played M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, my first professional gig. I was a young director finishing grad school; newly married; new to Queens theatre. She and I just connected and I directed her in at least 5 plays including Torch Song Trilogy and Plaza Suite.
Now she is the director and I follow her vision. Harvey is a wonderful play. Yes, it is dated in some spots but there’s this innocence under the comedy that I find delicious. I am playing Nurse Kelly with an amazing cast. All we do in rehearsal is laugh and work. And eat. We enjoy eating very much.
I would like you to meet these extraordinary folks. I am putting them in the limelight as we get ready to open 🙂
See you at the show!
HARVEY by Mary Chase
Director: Mary Lynch
Producers: Paul Morisi and Stef Morisi
Tickets: $10 General Seating (all tickets sold at the door)
July 14 at 7pm
July 15 at 7pm
July 16 at 7pm
July 17 at 2pm
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall
70-01 Kessel Street Forest Hills, NY 11375
PLEASE USE THE ENTRANCE OF JUNO STREET. Elevator is available on the side of the church.
Malini Singh McDonald
For more info email FirstStringPlayers@gmail.com
Photo Courtesy of Stef Morisi