Yesterday, my short play Burns Night opened at the Long Island City One-Act Festival at the Secret Theatre in Queens.
Maria de Vries did an excellent job reprising her role as Keira, which she originated in a staged reading at Urban Stages. Alice Hale is delightful as Keira's friend Steph, and Zach McCoy is hilarious as Steph's kilt-clad Scottish boyfriend Malcolm.
Unfortunately, our fearless director Ilanna Saltzman couldn't join us for opening night, but she'll be there next week for a 5:00 performance on Saturday, July 20th. I hope you'll join us!
Burns Night is being performed with several other short plays, including Seth Freeman's Tombstone, Victor Vauban Jr.'s The Second Coming, Jeremy Kehoe's Beardy McBeardersen, Ray Vagge's Service not Rendered, and Brianna Singer's Where's Avis?
Burns Night explores themes of friendship and romance as a celebration of Robert Burns and all things Scottish starts to go overboard at a suburban house in New Jersey. If you miss the performance next week, you can catch it the following Saturday at 8:00 on July 27th, or at 5:00 on Sunday, August 4th, or at 8:00 on the following Sunday, August 11th.
Below is a picture of me and the cast. Hope you can make it!