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    Embers

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    EMBERS was inspired by the story of sculptor Louise Nevelson, who climbed the ladder of the New York art world in the middle part of the twentieth century. EMBERS carves out a vivid and fascinating picture of that world and of the woman who created some of New York's more lasting sculptures; one of her larger works was on display at the World Trade Center and was destroyed on September 11th. Nevelson, a Russian/American sculptor, died in 1988. EMBERS was previously presented almost exactly one year ago in workshop form at the St. Peters Church. This past summer, there was a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which received a four-star review from the Scotsman, the national paper of Scotland. This production features the same cast as the Edinburgh engagement, including Broadway actress Nada Rowand, whom the Scotsman hailed for her striking performance. About the play, the paper wrote, Writer Catherine Gropper deftly pulls together the various strands — love story, family crisis, the rise of an artist — to create a vibrant story. Covering the whole period from the 1960s to the 1980s is a lot to pack into a 85-minute show, but Gropper writes with conviction, bringing Nevelson to life with the care and attention of a craftsman. Rounding out the cast will be Michael Graves, Kenneth Wilson-Harrington, and Melissa Wolff.

    Dates:  Jan. 30, 2002 - March 3, 2002
    Previews start: Jan. 23, 2002
    Schedule:  Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 3 p.m.
    Venue:  Chelsea Playhouse, 125 West 22nd St., between 6th and 7th Ave.
    Price:  $25-$30
    Official site:  http://www.EmbersThePlay.com
    Tickets/info:  (212) 279-4200


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