Who Could Have Predicted? The play that inspires millions!
Friday, October 21; Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2011, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings – Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
New Light Theatre at Gallery 101
3354 NE 33rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Who Could Have Predicted?
The Play that inspired Millions!
Who Could Have Predicted? that this original play would be the catalyst for the birth of the New Light Theatre at Gallery 101?
By popular demand, The New Light Foundation, Inc. and Gallery 101 are proud to present a brand new performance of “Who Could Have Predicted?” — a piece comprised of a series of shorts in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at their new venue – the New Light Theater at 3354 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m.
For reservations and advanced tickets please call Wendy at 954-829-0638; write to [email protected] or visit New Light Theatre’s website at www.newlightgallery.org
Adam White, Gallery owner, Gallery 101 went to see “Who Could Have Predicted” in Miami at Wynwood’s GAB studio and decided to offer Wendy a permanent home in his Fort Lauderdale gallery surrounded by cafes, restaurants, boutiques and other galleries. “Wendy and New Light Theatre will be able to cast plays every month and have a solid home base from which to create. We are very excited to have her here; she is an immense talent that promises to get even bigger and better with this wonderful association” states Adam White, Gallery owner, Gallery 101. As a result of seeing this production, the New Light Theatre was born – incorporating the revolutionary concept of combining visual arts and theatre.
The story behind this historical project:
In the fall of last year, Krane, Inc. and New Light Foundation, Inc. decided that they wanted to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of September 11th. However, the theatre companies did not want to show the over-exposed images of the towers crashing down all over again; they also did not want to hit audiences over the head with material they were already de-sensitized to.
Instead, the companies sent out a call to writers, asking them to submit shorts about the issues that arose post 9/11; in other words, the issues we grapple with today and have been grappling with for a decade. The writers were asked to not mention the Trade Towers, or September 11th; to not mention 9/11 or Ground Zero, or any of the other names that arose out of the space left behind.
The result was an influx of scripts from all over the United States, which were then judged by a panel of writers, directors, and actors. From these submissions, seven were selected. These are the shorts that comprise Who Could Have Predicted? Comedy and Dramedy that delves into the depths of Reality TV; the constant flow of electronic news-feeds; airport security; identity; immigration; and just plain sex. Who Could Have Predicted? had sell-out performances in Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida – as a result of POPULAR DEMAND Who Could Have Predicted will be performed in Fort Lauderdale at the New Light Theatre at Gallery 101!
“What we found was really interesting. There was a lot of comedy submitted, which is fascinating — the results didn’t produce dramatic tomes of disaster, but just the opposite. I think that says something about the power of comedy to tackle serious subjects and twist our brains around in a way that makes us look at old ideas and situations in a new light,” says Vanessa Garcia, Founding Artistic Director of Krane, Inc.
“Who Could Have Predicted is an innovative leap into the present reflecting our post 9-11 world – encompassing a weave of plays from gifted national playwrights whose writings all transcend the current conflicts of our time resulting in an important yet comedic night of theater,” says Wendy White, Co-Founder of the New Light Foundation, Inc.
As for the companies themselves — Krane, Inc. and New Light Foundation, Inc. have produced performances all over the world from Amsterdam to Edinburgh; New York City to Miami. This is their first performance in Los Angeles.
In 2009, New Light Foundation, Inc. represented the United States as Art ambassadors by the 1-2-3 Kinderlachen e.V. foundation of Rottenburg, Germany by hosting the international “Global Gallery” project (www.123kinderlachen.org). During the course of this important project, the “world’s biggest canvas” emerged; painted by children – transcending all borders and conflicts.
Krane, Inc. was named Best of the City 2010 by Miami Magazine, as the best up and coming theatre company in town. http://vanessagarcia.org/press/tethrical-chairs.php. Also in 2010, Vanessa Garcia, the Founding Artistic Director of Krane, Inc. was named one of Miami’s 20 Under 40 by The Miami Herald for her work in theatre. For more information about Garcia, please visit: www.vanessagarcia.org
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