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We're bringing The Window to the Cherry Lane Theater in January 2014.
We're bringing The Window to the Cherry Lane Theater in January 2014.
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It is 1954. A very hot summer. Eva is a young unmarried woman living in the Village and testing a new beverage for a soda company. Her uninhibited aunt Nora stays at her apartment to keep an eye on her. Eva’s only entertainment consists in looking at her neighbors. When Nora’s younger lover Bill shows up, the delicate balance between the two women is broken and a love triangle ensues.

Eva and Bill at the window
Eva and Bill at the window

Marta Mondelli wrote this play inspired by her love for old films, American advertisement in the ‘50s and her meeting with actress Cristina Lippolis in 2011. The cast (that then included Ian Kutrzeba in the role of Bill) had a successful reading of a few scenes directed by Shira-Lee Shalit at the Tank Theater in January of 2012. Since then, Marta has worked on developing the text into this play that, with the help of Teatro Italiano Network, we are bringing to the Cherry Lane Theater in January 2014. The play is directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and stars Cristina Lippolis as Eva, Marta Mondelli as Nora and Scott Freeman as Bill.

Marta Mondelli becomes Nora for the poster's photoshoot
Marta Mondelli becomes Nora for the poster's photoshoot

We all believe in The Window and we are working on this project volunteering our time and expertise. First and foremost the production will love to pay actors and crew and we need to cover the theater's rental fee, which is our major expense. Furthermore, we need to record the noises and voices that come from the backyard in a professional studio; build the set and complete wardrobe and props; print posters and postcards and paying for submission to international festivals.

Sketches of the set by Nicholas Biagetti
Sketches of the set by Nicholas Biagetti

 Follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/thewindowplay and check the play's official website: www.thewindowtheater.com.

An original Sun Soda ad with our Eva on every t-shirt!
An original Sun Soda ad with our Eva on every t-shirt!

Risks and challenges

We are producing a show and everything can go wrong: delays, conflicts that bring cast and crew away. We know that theater has its risks but we are all committed to bring "The Window" in front of a live audience. It is not an easy task, we all have other jobs and we are all doing this as a labor of love, but we all care deeply about this project and we will bring it to life.

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    NEIGHBORS: Eva is tasting for a new beverage and the soda company sent along stickers to give away to those who share her backyard. That’s what you get to be a good neighbor: a Sun Soda sticker and a thank you note on our facebook page!

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    FRIENDS: You’re nice to Eva and you deserve more. Put on a Sun Soda official advertisement t-shirt, straight from the 1954 campaign: “The finest is always in fashion.”

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    FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY: You must know Nora as well. Double trouble. You get two tickets to the show (not opening night, though!), a thank-you video made just for you by Eva and Nora to be uploaded on the show’s facebook page and a mention in the program.

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    PARK AVENUE FOLKS: You are out there, in the world, socializing with Nora and Bill, living the dream. This is for you: choose a date in December for a holiday drink with the girls in Nora's favorite neighborhood: Greenwich Village (and a mention in the program!)

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    WINDOW SHOPPERS: You’ll get a Sun Soda t-shirt, two tickets to the show (not opening night!), two signed, original watercolor sketches of set and costumes. See? We did your shopping for you (and we'll mention you in the program).

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    PEEPING TOMS: You're one of us. We award your impeccable taste with two opening night front tickets, and complementary drinks to enjoy at the cast and crew opening party. You will also receive an associate producer credit (and a Sun Soda t-shirt).

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