BORDERLANDS THEATER PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EVA TESSLER email@example.com 4/15/11
BORDERLANDS THEATER TO PRESENT “WHITE TIE BALL” BY MARTIN ZIMMERMAN.MAY 5-22,2011 AT THE TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART CABARET THEATRE, 330 S. SCOTT.
World Premiere! Winner of the Smith Prize!
In this new play of hope and betrayal, by Martín Zimmerman set in Phoenix and Tucson, two Latino brothers- one blonde and fair skinned and the other darker- have each other but not much in common. The one brother, running for state attorney general, attempts to make a space for both his ideals and his ambitionsas, he’s threatened by his brother’s past history. This timely play explores the cost of what happens when family loyalty and political ambition collide. .Directed by Barclay Goldsmith. Featuring: Julian Martinez, Roxanne Harley, Mario Tineo, and Brian Taraz.
White Tie Ball was showcased in 2009 and the New American Play as a staged reading at the National MFA Playwrights Program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D. C., .
Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright with plays produced or developed in New York, Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Austin, Maryland, and North Carolina. A recipient of the National New Play Network's Smith Prize and a Core Apprenticeship at The Playwrights’ Center, Martín has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition, the Jerome Fellowship, the Heideman Award, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He has been a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Playwrights Conference, The Julie Harris Playwright Award, and the WordBridge Playwrights Lab. MFA, The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics, Duke University.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
PREVIEW PERFORMANCE : May 5, 7:30 pm
$17 General, $15 Senior, $10 Student
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRACION: May 6 , 7:30 pm
$22 General & Senior, $10.75 Student
Opening Night Celebracion with postres , plus meet and greet playwright/cast
REGULAR PERFORMANCES: May 13,14,19,20,21, 7:30 pm.
Sunday Matinees: May 8,15 and 22 , 2 pm
$19.75 General, $17.75 Senior, $10.75 Student
Ticket Outlets: Borderlands Theater, 40 W. Broadway (12-5 M-F)
Reservations: (520) 882-7406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORTED IN PART BY KARINN AND TOM ROTH MD
The Smith Prize is awarded to a play that specifically focuses on American
politics - examining our civic institutions, particularly our democratic
institutions - and asks: Who are Americans as a people? What are we becoming?
What are our global responsibilities?
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