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New DC Arts Outreach Company, Wandering Souls, Presents 2nd Production and Set to Reach More of DC's Underserved Audiences

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August  11, 2010           

CONTACT: Becky Peters
(678) 361-1502 ;
becky@wanderingsouls.org

Social Media Press Release: http://pitch.pe/81482

What: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 

 

Who: Wandering Souls

 

When: Touring September 1 - 30, 2010

 

Private Performances at Host Venues include:   Closed to public except by invitation; If you would like to join us at one of these closed performances please contact becky@wanderingsouls.org for full calendar

 

Sasha Bruce, Central Union Mission, St Elizabeth's, N Street Village, Grace's Table, Friendship Terrace, New Endeavors by Women, Washington Center for the Aging, Army Distaff Foundation, Catholic Charities, Christ House, Sitar Center and Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness

 

 

Open-to-the-Public Performances:

Friday, September 3 at 7:30 pm  (Bloombars, 3222 11th Street NW)

Friday, September 10 at 7:30 pm (Bloombars, 3222 11th Street NW)

Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm (Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Avenue, NW)

Friday, September 24 at 7:30 pm (Bloombars, 3222 11th Street NW)

Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm (Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P Street NW)

 

Cost of public performances:

All performances are Pay What You Can with a suggested donation of $15.  Although NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds.   Advance Donations/Reservations can be made online at www.wanderingsouls.org

 

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Wit, music, romance and revelry are the food of love at this comedic feast of lovers and fools. One of Shakespeare's most famous comedies - Twelfth Night is a play about love in all its excess, the madness it can drive us to, the pain it gives us and finally the ability to heal that pain.  Viola and her twin brother are shipwrecked in the magical land of Illyria, each believing the other has drowned. Disguised as a young man, and entering the service of the lovesick Duke Orsino, Viola woos the wistful lady Olivia for her new master and finds herself in a most unusual and hilarious love triangle. Merry deceptions, mistaken identities and yellow stockings abound in this lilting comedy.

 

 

DIRECTOR

Andrew Wassenich   Fresh from a stunning performance in Genesis at the Capital Fringe Festival: a talented actor, director, librettist, playwright and former Producing Artistic Director of Journeymen Theater, Andy Wassenich joins Wandering Souls to direct Twelfth Night.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts directing program, he was a Kennedy Center/Kenan Fund Director-in-Residence. His directing credits include Either/Or and One Flea Spare (Kennedy Center/Kenan Fund Artists-in-Residence), Belly of The Whale by Scott Organ (New York International Fringe Festival),  Saturday Night at the USO (Imagination Stage), Myth Appropriations I and Fries With That? (Rorschach Theatre) and The Girl in the Iron Mask (Georgetown Theatre Company).  In addition to multiple Assistant Directing credits, Andy has been a directing fellow at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, served as the Assistant to the Artistic Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and is a founding member of The Inkwell.