Anthony Laura and Face to Face films start winding down 2020 with a double feature spotlighting their two themes” original works and classic plays that became classic films.
Currently, an original play, Blue Paper Bag — by Kristen Hasty and directed by Anthony M. Laura, featuring Ms. Hasty, Samantha Yestrebsky, Gabe Calleja, Alexandra Rooney, Rheanna Salazar, and Candy Dato will premiere — on Zoom — Sunday November 29, @ 2 PM. It tells the story of Alice, is in her late twenties and her life is nothing like she planned, trying to navigate raising her sisters and her daughter after a dramatic turn of events, she also has to make sure her poetry career keeps moving. She’s trying her best, but the wake of her “good intentions” may have the opposite effect.
The double feature concludes the following week on Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. with Tennessee Williams’ immortal A Streetcar Named Desire.
The company of Face to Face Films have become known for challenging themselves with major works having presented a well-received Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and a translation of Bergman’s Through A Glass Darkly.
Streetcar will be directed by Laura and features Rand Faris, Emily Tolnay, Dan Kelly, Nakai Mirtenbaum, Chapman Hyatt, Kristen Seavey with narration by Sofia Licata and original music by Philip Lauto.
The company is also hard-at-work developing the 2021 season which will include Gruesome Playground Injuries (January 2021) by Rajiv Joseph, Proof by David Auburn, RFK by Jack Holmes, A reading of the film “My Girl,” A reading of the film “The Favourite,” Twilight by Anna Deveare Smith, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay Abaire, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, the premiere of Smiles, an original play by Colton Rooney, and The Crucible and All My Sons by Arthur Miller.