Jan 20, 2014 to Jan 21, 2014
This Tony Award winning play focuses on the meaning of art as well as the meaning of friendship to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it. Winner of numerous other theatrical awards, this play is not only a story of art but of friendship. Serge buys a modern painting for a relatively large sum of money. The painting is about five feet by four feet and is painted white with diagonal scars. Serge’s wants validation from his friends Marc and Yvan. They in turn questions their relationship with a man willing to spend such a large amount of money on something that they find hard pressed to consider “art.”
Director: Jim Corsica has been a stage actor and theatrical performer for over thirty years. His versatility as an actor has earned him roles in comedies, dramas and musical productions on the big stage, and in dinner theater and cabaret entertainment venues. With twenty-five years of improv experience, he was a founding member of the Racine, WI ComedySportz troupe where he was a “player” and “referee” for more than six years. In 2008, Jim co-founded Naples City Improv, the first professional improv group in SW Florida. NCI performed over 100 shows in its four-year tenure, at such venues as the Norris Center, local restaurants and private party community events. He served as Artistic Director, player, and co-owner until the group disbanded in 2012. As Artistic Director, he was in charge of the creative development for each show as well as being responsible for teaching improvisational technique, games and the “how to..” of audience interaction. His most recent stage acting credits include his appearance last season at The Marco Players Theater as Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Jurors and as Ralph Bellini in The Last Romance. He has appeared in the Naples Players productions of All Shook Up as Jim Haller, as Ernie Cusack in Rumors, Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Tito Merelli in Lend Me A Tenor. Other roles include his appearance in the musical revue, Cole, at TheaterZone with Nancy Dussault, Mike Spears in Pal Joey at the Naples Dinner Theater and as David O. Selznick in Moonlight And Magnolias for Stage 88. Jim’s directorial experience has been as Director of the Upper School Student Drama Department at the Community School of Naples where he coached and critiqued students to prepare them for their Florida State Thespian competition and One Act competition. Jim was Director of the Community School production of Bye Bye Birdie.
Cast Needed: 3 men 2013-2014
Season Shows Serge between 30 and 50 years of age
Marc between 30 and 50 years of age
Yvan between 30 and 50 years of age
The Marco Players Theater
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