2004-09-17 / Community

Little Globe Theater Presents ‘Seven’

The Little Globe Theater presents “Seven,” an evening of seven short one-act plays that are, according to

a spokesperson for the company, “funny, thought-provoking, witty, and at times, daring.”

Performances are set for Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 320 Beach 94 Street, Rockaway Park (at the foot of the Cross Bay Bridge). Tickets will be available at the door.

Little Globe’s Artistic Director Mario Martone read 125 short one-act plays before he selected seven of them for this production. Martone states he chose those pieces he believed respected the intelligence of his audience, while amusing and entertaining them.

“All the plays,” he continues, “are unique and novel from all others I have read and each of the seven differs from the other six.” “Beauty” is a tale of the Arabian Nights, spun through a contemporary, sophisticated sensibility. “Off the Rack” presents an organizer-from-hell and her Barbie-brainwashed client (the story of a fly inviting the spider into her home). In “Visiting Dad” a woman’s request of her fiancé to, “Come meet my father,” is not as simple as it sounds. The confused elderly couple in the riotous “I’m Herbert” are funny, familiar and touching. “Marred Bliss” uses language and character like Twyla Tharp uses dance steps – with humor and wit. “Après l’Opera” is edgy and unexpected. “Attack of the Moral Fuzzies” will entice you into the ultimate game show – with a twist.

The ensemble of talented actors is drawn from local artists, many of whom have performed in previous productions.

Cast members are: Tomasina DeCrescenzo, Ruth Graves, Susan Hartenstein, Christina Jorge, Mikki Krakauer, Tom Lohan, Larry Rossi and Kevin Spillane.

Little Globe Theater opened in 2002 with its productions of “A Baker’s Dozen” and “A Second Helping.”

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