Storm Theatre And Blackfriars Repertory Theatre
Present Two Heavenly One-Act Comedies
“Divine Comedy,” directed by Storm Artistic Director Peter Dobbins, runs Sept. 30 – Oct 22, Grand Hall (at St. Mary’s Parish), 440 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002.
The co-production is part of an initiative to bring faith-based plays back to the New York Stage.
The show features “Saint Felix and His Potatoes,” by Henri Brochet, and “The Coach of The Holy Sacrament,” by Prosper Mérimée.
The ensemble features Dinh James Doan, Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, Ian Geary, Kurt Kingsley, and Jose Sanchez, and Rev. Andrew O'Connor.
Tickets are on sale for $18 and can be purchased at SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com.
Performances begin Sept. 30, and run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Press performances on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Special added performance Oct. 3, Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Oct 1, 8, 15 and 22.
“Each play explores the concept of grace and how God’s love works through even the least deserving of characters. And let’s face it, we can all be the least deserving of characters, but these plays will remind people of the great drama of salvation in which we all have a part.”
— Storm Theatre Artistic Director Peter Dobbins
"Mérimée sets up Perichole as a vapid and shallow woman, and many of the characters sincerely think that is all there is to her. I've always been drawn to the characters that are willing to put everything on the line for a cause or a person they believe in. I love anti-heroes, martyrs, the misunderstood hero or villain. We're complicated, contradictory creatures, even though we want to be able to explain and understand everything."
— Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, Actress in "Divine Comedy"
"Deep down I am really a shy person. Whenever I act, I get a chance to let loose and free myself from my shyness. There is an innocence to my character Secundo that I can relate to."
— Jose Sanchez, Actor, in "Divine Comedy"
(Jose is a former NYC Golden Gloves 1988 Boxing Champion, Marine Corps veteran and member of the Bedlam Theater Acting Outreach for Military Veterans)
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About Storm Theatre
The Storm Theatre is a faith-based off-off-broadway company committed to producing theater to awaken the awe-inspiring truths of humanity. Past productions include world premieres, established classics and forgotten theatrical treasures restored for today’s audiences. Founded in 1997, the non-profit recently moved to a new performance space at Grand Hall (St. Mary’s Church) on the lower east side of Manhattan.
About Blackfriars Repertory Theatre
Blackfriars Repertory Theatre carries on the illustrious theatrical heritage of the Dominican Friars in New York of the Province of St. Joseph. In 1940, Dominican Fathers Urban Nagle and Thomas Carey founded and conducted the Blackfriars Guild: a national association of Catholic theater companies comprised of twenty-two chapters throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.blackfriarsrep.com.
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