Award winning production company Packawallop Productions is proud to present the october crisis (to laura), a new play by Alejandro Morales and directed by Scott Ebersold at the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival.
This play is the third time the company has presented at the Fringe, following up 2003's expat/inferno (Best Overall Achievement Award) and 2005's the silent concerto (Best Director and Best Set Design awards).
the october crisis (to laura) takes place in 1962. US spy planes uncover secret missiles in Cuba and a cryptic telegram uncovers painful memories for sultry singer Marguerite Stone. When she is suddenly contacted by her estranged son, Marguerite is set on a journey back to when she was known as Laura Parker, a naïve young wife and mother who sets off to Havana in 1945 to make her big singing debut. An overly efficient assistant, her suspicious younger lover and a repertoire of her songs performed by her younger self force Marguerite to face the consequences of her past decisions and reconcile with her son.
The cast features Gayton Scott (Broadway's Gypsy w/Bernadette Peters, The Women, and Present Laughter; Off-B'way Abigail's Party), Caroline Tamas, Tim Davis and Packawallop company members Polly Lee (expat/inferno) and Julian Stetkevych (the silent concerto) The design team is made up of Sound Designer and Packawallop company member Ryan Maeker (Innovative Theater Award Nominee for the silent concerto), Set Designer Ann Bartek, Costume Designer Kate Rusek, and Lighting Designer Ben Kato.
FRI 8/8 @ 9:30 - 11:45
SUN 8/10 @ Noon - 2:15
THUR 8/14 @ 6:45 - 9:00
SUN 8/17 @ 4:30 - 6:45
MON 8/18 @ 3:00 - 5:15