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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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