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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WISH PLAY in NYC Sept. 16 at 1 PM


The Platform Group Ladder Series presents
Wish Play
Written by Kato McNickle
Directed by Lillian Meredith

SUNDAY, September 16 
@ 1 PM
The Creek and Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue 
Long Island City, NY 11101

Wish Play 
A Romantic Comedy about a book and its spell 
by Kato McNickle; directed by Lillian Meredith; Featuring: John DeSilvestri, Maggie Raymond, Louiza Collins, Elizabeth Seldin, Rivka Borek, Cameron Mason

The Ladder Series is The Platform Group's staged reading series, aimed at getting plays to the next rung. Over 100 new plays were submitted to us from playwrights all over the country. We are staging 10 of them July through October. There will be a talk back with the playwright and creative team after each reading. 
Wish Play begins with a promise made to a friend. Darla has given her word that should anything happen to Carol, she would retrieve her diary before anyone else can find it.  But this is no ordinary diary. It is a hand-made journal that Carol stole from a young man on an island a year earlier.  What neither Carol nor Darla realize is that this is a book that wants its readers to compose a wish, commit the wish to its pages, and then demands that the story of the fulfillment of the wish be written down within it.  Failure to relay the rest of the story leads people to a single, sleepless, omnipresent obsession: to find the book and write the story.  To what lengths will people go to possess the book and finish their stories?  The power of the written word and the needs of secret desire unravel this group mourning the loss of their friend.  Can the spell of the book be broken?

7 train to Vernon/Jackson (1 stop past Grand Central!)
G train to 21st/Ely Ave; 
or E/M train to 21st st./Court Sq. 

CLICK For $7 tickets
 *Day of tickets will be by standby 

The Ladder Series is an approved benefit by the theatre authority, and will employ both AEA and non-AEA actors. 
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Plays remaining in The Ladder Series: 

9/16 Wish Play by Kato McNickle (Clauder Award recipient and multiple-year O'Neill National Conference finalist) directed by Lillian Meredith (Lincoln C
enter Directors Lab) with John DeSilvestri,
Maggie Raymond, Louiza Collins, Elizabeth Seldin, Rivka Borek, Cameron Mason *A Romantic Comedy about a Book and its Spell

9/23 Donkey by John Patrick Bray (NEA and the Acadiana Center for the Arts Grant recipient) directed yb Dan Horrigan with Tony Curtis, Melisa Breiner Sanders, Simone Elizabeth Bart, Andrew Hariss, Alex Dagg and Sandra Williams*A Dark Comedy about a Cynical Coffee Shop Owner, Small Town Politics, and Corporate Take-over

9/30 Zombie Love by Laurence Klavan (Drama Desk nominee for Bed and Sofa) directed by Melissa Crespo (Assistant Director Second Stage’s Everyday Rapture, Some Men) *A Comedic look at Zombies, Movies and Love

10/7 Brilliant Rose by Carolyne Gallo (Last Night, The Basil Pot) directed by Tim Robinson *A Romantic Comedy about Acting and Food Trucks