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Previews and Presentations
Check out this incredible article from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle!
Sneak peek of lyrics to "Under Pressure," a song about Emily and Washington Roebling
Sneak peek of a snippet of Scene 2- listen to our cast read-through!
The outline of our production!
Preview performance dates:
WOW! Cafe Theater
59-61 East 4th Street #4, New York, NY 10003
August 2nd at 7pm
August 3rd at 7:30pm
August 4th at 2pm
BUY TICKETS HERE: Building Emily Tickets
EDINBURGH FRINGE DATES:
Central Hall Venue
August 13 at 3:20pm
August 14 at 5:20pm
August 15 at 3:20pm
August 17 at 11:20am
Opening Night Review:
by Jeri Rabinowitz
The members of International Thespian Troupe #7892 have constructed something nearly as impressive as the woman whose life they researched and chronicled. Building Emily Warren is a play (with several musical numbers) about Emily Warren, who married into the Roebling family and made their vision of constructing a bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan really happen.
Like many women throughout history, much of Emily’s genius was neither welcomed or acknowledged, and the students did a great job of portraying this (and other historic facts) through lines and songs. The Roeblings, father John and son Washington, both suffered health tragedies, and it was often Emily who met with the engineering teams, both at home and down at the construction site.
The student’s decision to bring a slice of New York History to life sprang from their mutual admiration of Hamilton. While they are not that famous yet, the teens did win a contest and will be the only New York troupe to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August.
A cast and production team that ranges in age from 15 to 20 make this 75-minute show that much more impressive. They also stay true to classic drama format--with a Greek Chorus of Newsboys who chronicle the bridge’s progress amd move the story along, and that one showstopper number. Usually it’s a solo, in this case it was three female cast members, each portraying Emily Warren’s different reflections on ambition, struggle, and great loves and losses in Curtain of Tears.
Bravo to these focused young writers, producers and performers, and their Director and one-time teacher Lindsay M. Shields, who is herself an accomplished thespian and playwright. See them if you can during the last of their run at New York’s Wow! Café Theater, or maybe in Scotland. You can learn more about the play and its development on the website www.buildingemilywarren.com and also help support their dream by contributing through Fractured Atlas.
Video from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Rehearsals and Fun!
On the Brooklyn Bridge!
Our Visit to the Roebling Museum
Slideshow of Our Visit to the Roebling Museum