FineLine to stage 'John Lennon & Me'
Published 6:19 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In addition, it will conduct auditions for its upcoming play, "Happy Days," Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"John Lennon" is about life, death, power and first boyfriends and will be performed at the 77 Railroad St. conservatory-style performing arts school.
This will be the first in a series of plays FineLine has planned under the direction of drama director Leland Williams.
The play will be performed by teens Shea and Campbell Coughlin, of Sherman; Tess Harkin, Phair Haldin, Ethan Jacques, Jessica Bowe, Stephanie Sin, Andrew Rella, Tony Harkin and Megan Sheeran, all of New Milford, and Ray Lubus, of New Fairfield.
The play centers around Hollywood-wannabe Star, the ultimate Beatles fan who has her plans stymied by cystic fibrosis.
She spends most of her time in the hospital, where she confronts fate with imagination, wit and courage, surrounding herself with an MTV-inspired bodyguard-like posse, and morphing her therapy nurse into a pro wrestler.
Slowly, the patients come to understand each other and themselves.
Williams chose the play because she has a niece afflicted with CF, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide.
Students 8 to 18 are invited to audition for "Happy Days," which will be under the direction of Williams and FineLine owner, director and Tony Award-winner Scott Wise.
Tickets to "John Lennon" are $15 and may be reserved by calling the school at 860-210-1444, and will be available at the door.
Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
For more information, call 860-210-1444 or visit www.FineLineTheatreArts.com.