by Anthony Minghella
Readings of “Hang Up” and
“Cigarettes and Chocolate”
Directed by Michael Peretzian
Will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with the Cast and Director!
The PRT Cast brings their own stellar turns
to the readings:
HE — Michael Balsley
SHE — Molly Schaffer
STAGE DIRECTIONS — Lisa Cirincione
CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE
GEMMA — Marwa Bernstein
ROB — Matt Letscher
LORNA — Ursula Brooks
ALLISTAIR — Jaxon Gwillim
MOTHER — Molly Schaffer
GAIL — Tania Getty
SAMPLE — Michael Balsley
CONCEPCION — Lisa Cirincione
STAGE DIRECTIONS — Molly Schaffer
TWO DATES ONLY!
To attend these rarely heard One Act Plays!
Sunday June 19th 3pm and
Monday June 20th, 7:30pm
Order online or call 310-822-8392
Anthony Minghella photo by Brigitte Lacombe
Among the films Minghella wrote and directed are: THE ENGLISH PATIENT for which he won the Academy Award as Best Director; TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY; MR. WONDERFUL; COLD MOUNTAIN; and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY.
Well before embarking on his career as a film and television writer/director in the US, Anthony Minghella wrote HANG UP. Originally written as a narrative for a dance piece, it was subsequently broadcast as a play for the BBC, as was CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE.
The characters live in the time of Margaret Thatcher’s government and serve as a mirror of the society in which they lived, imperfect human beings who nevertheless have a capacity for good. Though written in the late 1980’s, these stories seem amazingly familiar to us today.