Raise a glass to Mary MacLane!

January 4, 2010

Dear Friends,
Please join us on Monday, January 11th for a benefit/cocktail hour in the lounge at Dixon Place.

WHY?
To celebrate and support Mary MacLane: Confessionalist, an evening of two new plays by Trish Harnetiaux and Normandy Raven Sherwood (and Mary MacLane) that will premiere at the Metropolitan Playhouse from January 21st – 30th, 2010!

WHEN? WHAT?
6-8pm
$12 suggested donation, includes one drink
Special guest performance by The Drunkard’s Wife
And sneak previews from the shows!
Dixon Place located at 161A Chrystie Street btw Delancey & Rivington

WAIT, ISN’T THERE LITTLE THEATRE THAT NIGHT?

YES!  Little Theatre starts at 8pm – so come early for a drink then go to Little Theatre – what could be easier??

BUT, WHO IS MARY MACLANE?
Mary MacLane (1881-1929) was a firey firebrand feminist who wrote her first book at age 19 and set 1902 America on fire.  The Story of Mary MacLane sold almost 100,000 copies in its first month and made her a wealthy woman (but not for long.)  She went on to a unique career as a journalist, gambler, Bohemian, prize-fight reporter, and finally wrote and starred in her own silent movie – Men Who Have Made Love To Me – before going into obscurity and dying alone in a Chicago hotel room in 1929.
(From us and http://www.marymaclane.com)

We can’t wait to see you there!  But, if you’re unable to come, don’t worry!  There will be other ways to support this project, check out:
http://www.marymaclane.wordpress.com

Best,
Trish & Normandy

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MARY MACLANE: CONFESSIONALIST
Short plays by Trish Harnetiaux and Normandy Raven Sherwood
January 21st, 7pm
January 24, 4pm
January 27, 7pm
January 30, 7pm
Ticket information should be available soon at:  http://www.metropolitanplayhouse.org
The Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 East Fourth Street btw A & B in Manhattan

OH, DEAR, SWEET, BITTER OLIVE
Written and Directed by Trish Harnetiaux (and Mary MacLane)
Starring Emily Davis and Corey Tazmania
1902 Butte, Montana introduces us to adolescent sensationalist memoirist confessionalist, 19 year-old Mary MacLane.  Mary wishes to marry the devil, or run away with her schoolteacher (Fanny Corbin!), but sometimes, she’s content just sitting and eating an olive.

MEN WHO HAVE MADE LOVE TO ME
Written and Directed by Normandy Raven Sherwood (and Mary Maclane)
Starring Juliana Francis-Kelly
Mary MacLane gives live, unhinged, and occasionally maudlin boudoir commentary on (a recreation of) her (lost) 1917 silent film of the same name.

Featuring a short film: “Men Who Have Made Love to ME”

Written by Normandy Raven Sherwood (and Mary Maclane)
Directed by Katherine Allen

Starring: Juliana Francis-Kelly, Alex Colwell, Ean Sheehy, N.R. Sherwood, Matt Korahais, Craig Flanagin, Matt Lambert, Ned Wilbur, Forrest Gillespie, Brian Patchett, Lilia Sotirova, T. Harnetiaux, Jude Domski, Ben Gassman and Richard Toth

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One Response to “Raise a glass to Mary MacLane!”

  1. sergio Says:

    i’m so there.
    sergio


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