Mamai Theatre Company
Woman and Scarecrow
By Marina Carr
Directed by Pandora Robertson
Pilgrim Congregational Church
2592 West 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
October 30 – November 16, 2014
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Theater is ADA accessible
The final production for Mamaí Theatre Company’s second season will be the regional premiere of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s Woman and Scarecrow which will be directed by Pandora Robertson.
A dying woman is visited by “Scarecrow”, a mysterious figure who may be real or a morphine induced hallucination but whatever it is it is keeping her alive. The show is an Irish journey into the world of magical realism, mythology and transformation and features Derdriu Ring* and Bernadette Clemens* in the starring roles with James Lally and Mary Jane Nottage also appearing. Scenic and Costume Design is by Inda Blatch-Geib with Lighting Design by Robert Peck and Sound Design by Cyrus O. Taylor.
*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Director Pandora Robertson says Woman and Scarecrow inspires her: “It gets at the humanity and heart of what can make us great: our vitality, grit, and sheer will power to hang on and value life despite its hardships and disappointments. We are able to find gratitude, forgiveness and love for each other and ourselves no matter how ridiculous and tragically flawed we are. Even in the jaws of death, Woman and Scarecrow eek out the poetry and humor from every last bittersweet moment. They never stop trying to get their story right. As Woman says, ‘Now that’s what I call a passion for living’.”
The show will run from October 30 to November 16, 2014 with performances beginning on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The show will be performed at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Historic Tremont that is located at 2592 West 14th Street in Cleveland, OH 44113
You may purchase tickets online by going to www.mamaitheatreco.org or by calling (216) 382-5146. Prices for the tickets are Adults: $20, Seniors (65 & Older): $18 and Students (25 & Under): $10.
About Mamaí Theatre Company
Mamaí Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Bernadette Clemens, Wendy Kriss, Christine McBurney, and Derdriu Ring. Mamaí (pronounced Mah’ may) is the Gaelic word for “mother.” Four working mothers, theatre artists, colleagues, and friends arrived at a place where it was time to create opportunities for themselves and their community. “Don’t wait to create” became the inspiration for Mamaí Theatre Company. Our mission is to create intelligent, relevant classical theatre that offers an artistic home for Cleveland’s theatre artists, and equal opportunity for women in the professional theatre community.
Open seating with the exception of press and sponsors. Please arrive early.
Mamaí Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.