Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Press Contact: Grant PR / Michelle Grant
310- 586-1166 mgrantnyc(at)aol(dot)com
DISAPPEARING INC. PRESENTS
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Drama and Illusion Combine in a Play
Written by and Starring Award-Winner Albie Selznick
Directed by Paul Millet
Limited Return Engagement Opens Saturday, September 29, 2012
at The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica!
SMOKE AND MIRRORS returns to Santa Monica with more magic and new characters, following a seven-week SRO run in 2011 and an invitation by Robert Egan to the acclaimed Ojai Playwrights Conference. The play is the re-imagined autobiography of writer and star Albie Selznick, an award winning (Ovation, LA Weekly) actor, master magician and co-creator of the circus-theatre sensation, The Mums. Moving, funny and spooky, SMOKE AND MIRRORS is the story of a boy who uses magic to face the world after the death of his father. The production is directed by Paul Millet, a creative force behind the acclaimed Wicked Lit theatre festival. The cast includes Bettina Zacar, Yanna Fabian, Cody Bushee, Leeann St. John, Beck Black and Rob Martinez.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS will open on Saturday, September 29 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 16, with a special Halloween show Wednesday, October 31 at 8:00pm at The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 Third Street on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Shows are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm.
Appropriate for Audiences age 12 and up.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
ALBIE SELZNICK (WRITER/PERFORMER)
A lifetime member of the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Albie Selznick is an award winning performer and accomplished actor. He began his career as a co-creator of The Mums, a popular boundary-breaking circus-theatre trio of the 80’s/90’s. The LA TIMES said, “The Mums do for the arts of Juggling and Magic what Elvis did for rock and roll,” Andy Warhol gave them a two-page pictorial in INTERVIEW magazine and The LA WEEKLY put them on their cover calling them “The Best Performance Troupe in LA”. The phenomenon of The Mums went International when they opened for Duran Duran, Devo, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Berlin and Ry Cooder.
Since then Selznick’s work has ranged from world-class theatre to recurring roles on popular TV hits.
On stage, he played the Fool in world-renowned director Robert Wilson’s visionary production of King Lear, Mercutio in Deaf West’s Romeo and Juliet and co-starred opposite Glenne Headly in Detachments. Most recently he starred in the west-coast première of The Water’s Edge by Theresa Rebeck (of TV’s Smash), directed by Sam Anderson at The Road Theatre.
On the small screen, Selznick is best known for playing Rabbi Ben for two seasons on Suddenly Susan and the evil D.A Owen Pomerantz on The Young and The Restless, he has guest starred on over sixty television shows including Dexter, Episodes, Grey’s Anatomy, Southland, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, and all three CSIs.
PAUL MILLET (Director)
Paul Millet is the Co-Artistic Director of Unbound Productions and a creator of both the Wicked Lit and History Lit reading series and theatre festivals, which have been praised by PASADENA WEEKLY for “turning the local lit scene upside down since 2008.”. For Wicked Lit, Millet has directed A Ghost Story (2011 ~ TCG National Conference), The Body Snatcher (2011 ~ also Playwright), The Chimes (2010), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2009) & The Fall of the House of Usher (2009 ~ also Playwright). For History Lit, Paul has directed The Yellow Wallpaper (2012) and co-directed (with Jeff G. Rack) Bukowski: Back at Barneys (2012).
Adam Flemming (Production design)
Adam Flemming is a projectionist and scenic designer based in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with South Coast Repertory, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, East West Players, Deaf West, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre and Santa Barbara Theatre amongst others and has had productions in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Austin, Edinburgh and Guadalajara. Flemming is an Artistic Associate of Son of Semele and holds an MFA in design from CalArts. http://www.adamflemmingdesign.com
Sound and Lighting design by Bettina Zacar, Films by Jay Lee, Costumes by Julianne Dodds and Stage Managed by Maurie Gonzalez.
Press Contact: Michelle Grant at GRANT PR , 310- 586-1166 or mgrantnyc(at)aol(dot)com