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Why New Plays Matter

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 20th Anniversary Holiday Campaign. We’re off to a great start, and there’s still time for you to join the team. Take a look at this great new video below asking for your help to support New Play Development.

We’re asking for donations of $20 to support our 20th Anniversary.

  1. A $20 monthly recurring gift (about sixty five cents per day) makes the most impact on our artists and our audience. This allows us to sustain the work even when no box office comes in or while waiting for grant money to arrive (we often have to wait a long time between “winning” the grant and actually GETTING the grant money). You can make a recurring donation here.
  2. A $20 one time gift helps to support new plays and new visions. In our first 19 seasons, we have brought 60 plays to life in full productions, and nearly 100 in labs, workshops and readings. Your gift is significant! You can make a one time donation here.

One of the major programs you are supporting during our 20th Anniversary are our New Play programs. Check out this short video about why new plays matter.

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Our new play programs make a huge impact by creating an artistic home for many playwrights. Thank you in advance for your support!

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2015 Season, Boom Artists, Cymbeline, First Flight New Play Festival, Indie Theatre Community, Lickspittles, New Plays, Shakespeare

Fun Photo Collages for the Season

Hi everyone…Here at Boomerang we put together photo collages for Annual Reporting requirements (basically we send these off to people who are looking for photographic evidence we actually did things). I thought we’d share them with you, as sort of a visual summary of what we’ve been doing these last 12 months. We’re still working on the version of Love’s Labour’s Lost…

First Flight

 

 

Lickspittles, Buttonholers, andDamned

 

 

Cymbeline (4)

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Even More Production Photos from CYMBELINE

Because the show just looks so damn good…Final performances are Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th at 2pm in Central Park. Free admission, no tickets or reservations required!

Boomerang Theatre Company's Cymbeline 5 Boomerang Theatre Company's Cymbeline 3 Boomerang Theatre Company's CYMBELINE 2 Boomerang Theatre Company's Cymbeline 4 IMG_1491  IMG_1503  IMG_1515  IMG_1529  IMG_1658  IMG_2048  IMG_2106  IMG_2179 Boomerang Theatre Company's Cymbeline 1

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A Few Random Questions for…Annalisa Loeffler

Annalisa Loeffler is one of the stars of Boomerang’s CYMBELINE (running thru July 19th), playing the role of The Queen (so evil, she doesn’t even get a first name!). Previously, Annalisa had been seen in Boomerang productions as two other famous royals: Gertrude in HAMLET (2012) and Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (2014). She answered a few random questions for us while gearing up for the final four performances of CYMBELINE…

Annalisa Loeffler (r) as The Queen with Buzz Roddy as Cymbeline in CYMBELINE
Annalisa Loeffler (r) as The Queen with Buzz Roddy as Cymbeline in CYMBELINE

Full Name: Annalisa Loeffler

Home Town: Little Rock, Arkansas

How many Boomerang shows have you done? 3 (Hamlet, Midsummer, Cymbeline)

Tell us a little about The Queen: The Queen is a full-on sociopath: charming, disarming, deceitful, manipulative, win-at-all-costs – right down to the abuse of animals as a precursor to that of humans! – and like most sociopaths, assumes (mistakenly) that she is the smartest person in any room and has got everyone fooled.  And this is centuries before psychiatrists/psychologists would even identify this as a personality type!  Shakespeare really knew about sociopaths – his best one, of course, being Iago (perhaps the greatest sociopathic character ever written for the stage).

What is your favorite thing about working on Cymbeline? Favorite thing about working on Cymbeline?  Arrrgh!  That’s hard!  First of all: it’s SHAKESPEARE – ’nuff said right there, really… but, okay.  Ummmm… I think it is that our director, Cailin Heffernan, has created a production in which we all get to bring all our talents to the table – instrumental music, movement, song, dance, stage combat, dialects – and that we’re all using them all the time.  The Queen only has a handful of scenes, but I’m working the entire show in various capacities – we all are – and I love it!

What’s your favorite place in New York City?   Favorite place in NYC?  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens – I love it SO much more than the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.  I love the lilacs and magnolias in the spring (cherry blossoms are nice, too, but the lilac and magnolia scents remind me of home), the Blue Moon rose in the summer (yummiest smelling rose EVER), foliage colors in the autumn, and the bonsai museum and other pavilions in the winter.

In keeping with the spirit of economy, can you give us your 6 word memoir:   Sci-fi fanatic actress timehops via theater.

Annalisa with Dan Renkin (left) and Vinnie Penna (center)
Annalisa with Dan Renkin (left) and Vinnie Penna (center)
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First performance pics of Cymbeline

Here’s a sneak peak at what our little show looks like, in full costume and nearly full sunlight…IMG_1526IMG_1618IMG_1473IMG_1622IMG_1443IMG_1492IMG_1563IMG_1658

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Welcome the cast of Boomerang’s CYMBELINE!

Cymbeline (1)Folks, we have a crackerjack team lined up for Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE this summer, and we’re so excited to have you check out this show. CYMBELINE marks our 17th Summer producing free theatre in NYC Parks. Where does the time go?

Here’s the description:

In 60’s Britain, and the world has gone mad! There’s rock-n-roll and magic in the air. Lovers marry and then are forced to separate, wagers are placed on fidelity, and our heroine dresses as a boy to win back her true love. New families are discovered, poisons work and then don’t, and Jupiter comes down from on high to oversee this wild ride. It’s a Shakespeare play like no other where anything can happen!

Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan will direct the 1960’s themed production. The cast includes Boomerang veterans Deborah Carlson (Cornelia), Amanda Jones (Imogen), Annalisa Loeffler (The Queen), Uriel Menson (Caius Lucius), Jake Minevich (Arviragus), Vinnie Penna (Pisanio), Jared Reinmuth (Iachimo), Buzz Roddy (Cymbeline), Stephanie Rosenberg (Ensemble) and Michael Russinik (Cloten). They’re joined by Brian Robert Burns (Posthumus), Hannah Hartmann (Ensemble), David Marmanillo (Guiderius), Roger Lipson (Belarius) and Stephanie Summerville (Philaria)

Our stage management and design team is also terrific. Kathryn Meister handles Production Stage Manager duties, assisted by Daniela Gonzalez y Perez as Assistant Stage Manager/SM Intern. Mengxuan Zhou is Cailin’s Assistant Director/Directing Intern. Samantha Newby is designing the costumes, Grace Riehl is handling props, Dan Renkin is choreographing movement/fights, and Henry Aronson is creating original songs and orchestrations. Roger Lipson is doing double duty as our Associate Musical Director. And Theresa McElwee is design voice and dialects. Stefano Imbert is designing original artwork.

Performances run June 20th-July 19th in Central Park at 70th and Central Park West, just south of Strawberry Fields. Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm (no performances on July 4th and 5th).  And as usual, all performances are…

FREE.

No admission. Gratis.

So bring a blanket, bring some sunscreen, bring a cold bev, or just bring yourself down to the park and check out the show.

Love what we’re doing, and wanna show your love?
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Cymbeline.
Please click here to make donation. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Boomerang Theatre Company

Boomerang Valentines Design