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THIS IS FICTION!
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". . . careful direction (by Shelley Butler) and vivid performances . . . help the play blossom . . ."
"Michelle David is excellent as Celia . . ."
The real standout, though, is Richard Masur, whose gentle gestures and precise comic timing reveal that this seemingly senile family patriarch has a few more marbles left than he lets on. He is also perfectly at home in Lauren Helpern's spot-on reproduction of a 1970s-era suburban New Jersey kitchen, replete with hokey coffee mugs and a tacky seashell mobile."
Catherine Rampell, New York Times
"Inviolet Rep's production of Megan Hart's new show This is Fiction is a perfect example of how one unusual day in the lives of regular characters can be fascinatin . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this well done new piece."
Bess Rowen, Huffington Post
"Hart . . . is helped along by the two stand-out performances. (Richard) Masur, an accomplished Broadway and Hollywood veteran with a familiar face, plays the easy-going, absent-minded father whose oddness might seem clinical in a lesser actor's hands. (Michelle) David serves a satisfying counterpoint as his hard-charging and bitter daughter Celia who is unable to forget or forgive, especially herself."
Jonathan Mandell, Backstage
"This Is Fiction is the type of small, subtle play that there should be a dozen of every season, but there never is. That's because it's hard work, and it requires the collaboration of many talented artists serving under the careful leadership of a director like Shelley Butler,
whose achievement here is large."
"Its best quality, without a doubt, is its believability: you'll believe the characters, the story, even the set. The only thing you probably won't believe is that, according to the program,
This Is Fiction is Hart's first full-length play,"
"Bernardo Cubria is spot-on"
"One must hope for much more to come from
The InViolet Repertory Theater Company."
Cory Conley, NY Theatre.com
"Beautifully written, nicely acted, and thought provoking, This is Fiction is a spare, elegant work about a timeless theme. It will leave you wondering about the subjectivity of truth, shaking your head at the possibility of total fabrication."
Eleanor Bader, Theater is Easy
"The climax is powerful, thanks especially to Ms. David's admirable performance as Celia . . ."
Dimitry Zvonkov, Stage and Cinema
"This Is Fiction is an engrossing and humorous family drama
that speaks with an honest voice."
"...a touching and funny piece"
Reviews Off Broadway
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Don't Miss This Show
Richard Masur, Michelle David & Aubyn Philabaum
|Bernardo Cubria and Aubyn Philabaum|
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now thru June 30th
7:00pm curtain at
The Studio @ The Cherry Lane Theatre
|Michelle David as Ceila|
|Aubyn Philabaum as Amy|
|Richard Masur and Bernardo Cubria|
THIS IS FICTION
a new play by Megan Hart
directed by Shelley Butler
featuring Bernardo Cubria*, Michelle David, Richard Masur* & Aubyn Philabaum*
Amy is on the verge of having her first novel published, but before she does, she has to break the news to her family that it's not entirely fiction. When she shows up at her childhood home in New Jersey, it's time to tell the truth. Fiction is easy. Life is hard.
Performances begin June 12th and continue through June 30th
The Studio @ The Cherry Lane Theater
ALL SHOWTIMES are at 7:00pm
*Actor appears courtesy of Actor's Equity Association.
And don't miss your last chance this weekend to see the InViolet recommended OLIVES AND BLOOD featuring Jorge Cordova (40 WEEKS, InViolet Rep).
Olives And Blood
By Michael Bradford
Directed by May Adrales
Use the discount code OABFRIENDS for $15 Tickets. CLICK HERE!
It is said in Spain that the dead are always more alive than the day they were born. So it is for the presumed murderer of Federico Garcia Lorca, Juan Luis Trescante Medina. Sixty years after Lorca's death, the aging fascist, Trescante, fights to hold onto the myth of a murder that defined his life. But in Spain, sixty years is little more than a breath, and a reckoning is all but inevitable.
June 8th - 24th
Mondays, Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 7pm
Sunday, June 17th and Sunday, June 24th @ 2pm
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY 10013
Entrance on Dominick Street one block south of Spring
featuring: Jorge Cordova*, Gilbert Cruz*, Gian-Murray Gianino*, Rey Lucas*, Armando Riesco*, and Kristina Valada-Viars* (*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity.)
Guitarist: Nick Trautmann
Sets: Gian Marco Lo Forte
Costumes: Becky Bodurtha
Lighting: Jiyoun Chang
Sound: Nathan A. Roberts
INVIOLET COMPANY MEMBERS
Michael Henry Harris, Angela Razzano (Artistic Directors)
Andrew Blair, Jennifer Bowen, Annie Carlson, Bernardo Cubria, Michelle David, Bixby Elliot, Rich Etchison, Leon Fallon, Megan Hart, Jeffrey Kurtz, Troy Lococo, Darren Lougee, Erin Mallon, Melanie Maras, Tim Mullins, Aubyn Philabaum, Simon Romang, Shetal Shah, Deanna Sidoti, Samantha Thomson, Juan Francisco Villa, Amy Waschke, Tara Westwood, Kristin Wheeler
PO BOX 567
New York City, New York 10113
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