Press Release: For Immediate Release 10/14/2011
Emotional 9/11 “Elevator” Stage Play brought back for three week run
In a rare move within the Tucson theatrical community, the recently performed play, “Elevator,” depicting six people trapped in the twin towers during 9/11, is being brought back for a three week run at the new Arid Rose Theater in downtown Tucson as a joint venture between The Red Barn Theater Company and Elevator Stage Play International. The play opens October 14th.
“Elevator” originally played for only a few days at the Proscenium Theater at Pima Community College Center for the Arts, but positive word of mouth and critically acclaim is allowing the play to return for a longer run and lower ticket prices to allow for a larger audience.
“Elevator” is a character study of six lives trapped in a World Trade Center elevator, driven by the astonishing facts of the elevator system in the twin towers and seen through an amalgam of what happened to the passenger elevators on the day of 9/11. The play begins a few minutes before the first plane hits the first tower and runs in real time for the one-hundred and two minutes until the tower collapses. The story explores layers of humanity in times of crisis as it moves forward--the victim’s situation continually disintegrating--until the final improbable understanding that their very existence is in jeopardy. This play, ultimately, examines the best of the American spirit and the inherent hope and compassion that resides in all of us.
Location: Arid Rose Theater, 127 South 4th Avenue.
Cast as follows: Robert Ulsrud as Bartholomew Kerstin, Tonya Shank as Tina Adena, Joanne Anderson as Edie Collins, Scott Berg as Sidney Collier, Robyn Austin as Erina Eman and David Updegraff as Jeffrey Cage.
Written by Patrick Carson, based on his sold film script, “Elevator.”
Directed by Renata Rauschen
Presenting Organizations: Red Barn Theater and Elevator Stage Play International
Date: October 14th through October 30rd
Time: 7:30 pm each Saturday night and 2 pm Sunday Matinee
Ticket cost: $19.00
How to purchase tickets (telephone, website): For reservations call 520-887-6239 or visit www.theredbarntheater.com or www.elevatorstageplay.com or 520-477-PLAY or purchase at box office (available seating only). Military, Student, Senior Citizens and Group discounts of ten or more.
Organization contact Information: Robert at 520-733-0733 for The Red Barn Theater Company or Patrick at Elevator Stage Play International 520-477-2956.
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