TWO COMPELLING, FAITH-BASED COMEDIES COME TO MANHATTAN’S LOWER EAST SIDE IN “DIVINE COMEDY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michelle O’Gara, pr@michelleogara.com, 917-514-2928 ONLINE PRESS KIT: http://www.stormtheatre.com/divine-comedy-press-kit MEDIA ALERT TWO COMPELLING, FAITH-BASED COMEDIES COME TO MANHATTAN’S LOWER EAST SIDE IN “DIVINE COMEDY” Press Opening: Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. RSVP to pr@michelleogara.com, or 917-514-2928.

What: The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present “Divine Comedy,” two heavenly one-act comedies directed by Storm Artistic Director Peter Dobbins. The show features “Saint Felix and His Potatoes,” by Henri Brochet, a play about an attempted robbery, followed by “The Coach of The Holy Sacrament,” by Prosper Mérimée, the comic, but true tale of the conflicted romance between an elderly Spanish Viceroy and a young actress in late 18th century Peru.

Why: The co-production is part of an initiative to bring light-hearted, faith-based plays back to the New York Stage. The diverse “Divine Comedy” cast includes long-legged model/actress Meaghan Bloom Fluitt, former U.S. Marine and professional boxer, Jose Sanchez, Dinh James Doan, Ian Geary, Kurt Kingsley, and creative artist Fr. Andrew More O'Connor. When: Sept. 30 – Oct 22 Evenings: Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m., select Mon., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Press Opening: Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. RSVP to pr@michelleogara.com, or 917-514-2928. Where: Grand Hall (at St. Mary’s Church), 440 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 Media Notes: For interviews and additional information, please contact Michelle O’Gara at pr@michelleogara.com, or 917-514-2928. --- 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. For more information, please visit www.stormtheatre.com. 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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