- Jessica Holt
World Premiere Of Ashlin Halfnight's THE RESTING PLACE Comes to Magic Theatre
SO EXCITED TO BE AT THE HELM OF THIS WORLD PREMIERE NEW PLAY!
Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Ashlin Halfnight's World Premiere The Resting Place, the first production of the 2018- 2019 season. The Resting Place will be directed by Jessica Holt. Previews begin onWednesday, October 10, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now.
Ashlin Halfnight's The Resting Place is a provocative and intense look at an American family in a cloudburst of crisis-filled with raw humor, piercing darkness and fierce love. Ashlin Halfnight (Magic Virgin Play Festival 2017) addresses familial obligation and asks: what do we owe each other?
The cast will feature James Carpenter as "Mitch," Emilie Talbot as "Angela," Emily Radosevich as "Macy," Martha Brigham as "Annie," Wiley Naman Strasser as "Liam" and Andrew LeBuhn as "Charles."
In addition to Mr. Halfnight and Ms. Holt, the creative team includes Edward T. Morris(Scenic Design), Sara Huddleston (Sound Design), Shelby-Lio Feeney (Costume Design) and Wen-Ling Liao (Lighting Design).
"I'm delighted to welcome Ashlin Halfnight, as he opens our 2018-19 season with his stunning play, The Resting Place," said Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco. "He will be a provocative and prolific addition to our Magic family of writers and I can't wait to share his work with Bay Area audiences.
It's also a thrill to have one of our beloved colleagues whose been a part of the Magic community for over a decade return to direct Ashlin's premiere. Jessica Holt's credits include Why We Have a Body, The Lily's Revenge, and most recently our joyous production of Tanya Barfield's Bright Half Light in 2015."
"The Magic has put the pieces in place for an explosive, beautiful show," said playwright Ashlin Halfnight. "The cast is fierce. Jessica Holt is sharp and gifted. The set is stunning. I can't wait to get busy."
"Ashlin Halfnight has written a powerfully visceral and gripping new drama for our times in The Resting Place that took my breath away when I first read it," said director Jessica Holt "I can't wait to dig into this masterful, exquisite play and bring it to life alongside Ashlin and our phenomenal cast, design and production team."