ALIVEWIRE THEATRICS TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF BESHARET, WRITTEN BY
WOODHAVEN RESIDENT & PLAYWRIGHT CHANA PORTER
PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 5, OPENS MARCH 7
AliveWire Theatrics proudly presents the World Premiere of Besharet, written by Chana Porter, a resident of
Woodhaven, Queens, and directed by Scott Rodrigue. Besharet is the company’s inaugural theatrical production, and runs from March 5 – 27,2011 in a limited engagement at the 9th Space theater, located at 150
1st Avenue (home of Performance Space 122) in NYC.
Previews begin March 5 for a March 7 opening.
Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Special opening night performance on Monday, March 7 at 7pm. Tickets are
$18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors and can be purchased online
at http://www.9thspace.org or by calling 212-352-3101. The March 12
donor evening includes a post-show reception (additional charges apply).
Train access via the L to 1st Ave, F to 2nd Ave, N, R to 8th St, or 6 to
Astor Place. For more information on the play visit
When a man unknowingly summons the past to haunt him in the form of a
mysterious stranger, he and those around him must confront truths they
conceal from each other and lies they tell themselves. Drawing on Jewish
mysticism and folklore, Besharet throws truth, love, faith, even gender
and sexuality into crisis as a community is forced to grapple with
horrific historical and personal events and face the schism between who
they feel they should be and who they have become.
Craig Lucas (author of Light in the Piazza, Reckless, Prelude To A Kiss)
called Besharet “Absolutely astonishing. Miraculous. Completely original
Chana Porter is a playwright, co-founder of AliveWire Theatrics, and an
avid collaborator. Currently Chana is in development
with film director Kevan Tucker (The Unidentified) for their upcoming
feature film, a love song to the city of Worcester, MA. Her other plays
include Cannibals and Leap And The Net Will Appear.
Director Scott Rodrigue is a Developmental/Producing Director and
co-founder of AliveWire Theatrics.
The cast includes MacLeod Andrews (Slipping at Rattlestick, No End Of
Blame with PTP/NYC), William Green (Twelfth Night and Much Ado About
Nothing with Oberon Theater Co.), Olivia Rorick and Tia Stivala.
AliveWire Theatrics is an upstart theater company dedicated to
developing and producing art that is connective, charged and current.
The creative and production team consists of Dan Snazelle (Sound
Design), Eric Berninghausen (Set Design), Jason Miller (Lighting
Design), Emily Peterson (Costume Design) and Erica Holts (Stage
AliveWire Theatrics will be presenting a reading series at 9th Space in
March as well. Additional dates to be announced.