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Framed – By Y York, directed by Rob Goodman
November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
One event on November 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 9, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on November 17, 2018 at 3:00pm
One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
“Framed” is a comedy made for adults who appreciate laughter as much as art.
The play was written by award-winning playwright Y. York, who began her writing career in her home town of New York City. Successful with her ability to create offbeat characters with sharp-witted, smart senses of humor, she has continued writing her whole life.
The play is directed by professional director and producer, Rob Goodman, who became acquainted with York over 25 years ago. Rob knew that someday he would find the right place to direct this wonderful, funny, and insightful play about art, marriage, and ambition. Kayenta is the perfect place for this play.
This play has never been performed on the US Mainland before, and will be in Seattle (produced by Y) and in Kayenta simultaneously. It presents a rare opportunity for Utah theater lovers.
Four amazing, established actors perform in FRAMED. Kristina Harding, who has acted in various venues in Southern Utah, including the Utah Shakespeare Festival; Michael A. Harding, who has performed in several Regional Theaters all over the country, and is an award-winning playwright and has also directed for the Utah Shakespeare Festival; Rachel Schmeling, who is an NYC actor and teaching artist. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and holds a BFA in Acting from Missouri State University and MA from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Finally, Jake Thomas, who is currently in his fifth year teaching theater and directing at Vista School in Ivins. He has been involved in over 60 live productions.
The play’s premise is this: Joanie, an artist, wants recognition for her paintings, and her crime boss husband Nick knows how to ensure she gets it. May, the young wife of Jake, just wants to learn how to paint, while Jake wants to elevate himself to crime thug. What follows is a wild ride that exposes the soul-killing nature of ambition—specifically how it affects personal relationships.
Opening Night Reception
On November 8th, the Center for the Arts will host an exciting Opening Night reception that includes a private party, meeting with the actors, designers and director, plus some surprise entertainment!
After each show, audience members are invited to participate in an interactive discussion with local artists and art lovers, who will address the main question asked by the play: “What makes an artist an artist?” Following is a list of invited local artists and the dates they will lead the post-play discussion:
- Thursday November 8: Cheryl and Gary Collins
- Friday November 9: Lynnette Loughton & Sharon Turley
- Saturday November 10: Hollie and Greg Ragland
- Thursday November 15: Kathy Johnson and Ginny Northcott
- Friday November 16: Datura Gallery’s Shauna McCullough and Rosemary McFadden
- Saturday November 17 (matinee): Marcia Rouse Robinson
- Saturday November 17: Abe McCowan & Georgia Johnson
Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.
Framed is appropriate for people old enough to be married.
Show dates are: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and twice on November 17 (matinee at 3pm).
Cost is $30 and shows take place at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.