Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Song The Way I Sing It

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In a limited engagement, "My Song, The Way I Sing It" by virtuoso playwright Karyn Rose Bruyning will be celebrating its two year anniversary at the historical Theater 80 on St. Marks. A legendary stamp of the East Village community, Theater 80 was home to the jazz mecca known as The Jazz Gallery and the hit musical "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," which put the theatre on the map. This May 14th, the theater will be able to add Bruyning's work to their list of successful productions. 
"My Song, The Way I Sing It" depicts the journey of women through six different points of view. In an ensemble that includes everything from second wave feminists to wild childs and mean girls, the play not only touches on subjects of relationships, growth and maturity; but, also the influences that are behind coming into womanhood. The production features a mixture of poetry, music, and multimedia.
With a simple, stripped down set, "My Song..." is a visceral experience as the women characters grasp for clarity and reach understanding. Part memoir, part collected experiences, Bruyning interviewed a number of women to compose a melody of deeply personal truths that are almost hauntingly similar in that the lessons we learn from our mothers never change and the outcomes which those lessons produce- more often than not - mirror the mistakes they were intended to deter. However, Bruyning's characters pump the brakes on the destructive cycle and growing pains with wit, intelligence, and brutal honesty, offering an experience for audience members that is nothing short of transcendence. 

"My Song, The Way I Sing It" will be opening at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) on Saturday, May14th, 2011 with a matinĂ©e at 1:00pm and an evening show at 8:00pm. Ticket prices start at $20 general admission and $10 for students with a valid student I.D. Seating is limited.

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