A Charity Case by Wendy Beckett

Pascal Productions presents the world premiere of A Charity Case, written and directed by Wendy Beckett, opening at Theatre Row's Clurman Theater on 2 Nov 2011, following previews from 28 Oct, running through to 20 Nov 2011.

A Charity Case examines the adoption triangle between a birth mother, the relinquishing mother and a 17 year-old daughter.

Our most sacred of relationships is the one we have with our mothers and the journey is blessed, cursed, mysterious and tender. When a child is adopted, a whole layer of complexity is added to that relationship.

The cast of three will feature Alysia Reiner, additional casting is soon to be announced.

The design team includes scenery by David L Arsenault, costumes by Theresa Squire and lighting by Travis McHale.

The play is produced by Peter Walters for Pascal Productions. A Charity Case is third in a series of Wendy Beckett's plays that Pascal Productions will produce in New York.


Wendy Beckett's (playwright and director) most notable works include 'Without Limits,' 'One of Her Lives,' 'Claudel,' 'Losing My Religion,' 'Love Therapy' and 'Refugees.' Her directorial credits include works by Shakespeare, 'The Cherry Orchard,' 'Waiting For Godot' and 'The Women of James Joyce.' Recently, she has directed her own work, 'For the Love of Alma Mahler' at the Sydney Opera House, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Alysia Reiner is widely known for her performance in the film "Sideways". In New York, she has worked at The Public Theatre, The New Group, EST, and Primary Stages. She has worked in many regional productions and has performed at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and The Royal Court Theatre in London. Television credits include "The Sopranos," "Law & Order," "30 Rock," and "White Collar."

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