12 March 2005 — THE POETRY OF PIZZA
by Deborah Brevort

The Cast...
Lue
McWilliams

Judy
Kranz
Edward
Prostak
Brad
Malow
Glenn
Zarr
Ellen
Horst
Neil
Levine
Carol
Lambert

An American Poetry Professor goes to Denmark to teach and meets a charming Kurdish refugee from Iraq who is a pizza maker. These are a few of the elements in this dramatic comedy which make for a fun filled and heart warming evening in the theatre.

DEBORAH BREVOORT is an alumnus of New Dramatists and the author of numerous plays and musicals. Her play, The Poetry of Pizza, which will be presented by HRC Showcase Theatre on 12 March 2005 is the second of her plays that Showcase theatre has presented. Her charming play, Signs of Life, was presented in the 2000-2001 season. The Women of Lockerbie won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award. It premiered off Broadway in 2003, is published in three languages and is currently being produced around the world. She is the librettist of King Island Christmas, with composer David Friedman, which won the 1997 Fredrick Loewe Award and has had over 30 productions in the US, and Australia. A cast album produced by 12-time Grammy-winner Thomas Z. Shepard was released in 1999. Deborah also wrote the book and lyrics for Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing, with composer Scott Richards, which won the 2001 Frederick Loewe Award. Her play, Into the Fire, won the Weissberger Award and is published by Samuel French. She is the author of Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley, published in Japanese and English, and Signs of Life which won the 2002 Jane Chambers Award, was a gold medalist in the Pinter Review Prize for Drama, and will premiere at Theatre Conspiracy in Ft. Meyers Florida in February, 2005. Deborah just finished a musical, Goodbye My Island with composer David Friedman, and is currently writing NASA Nuts, a comedy about Apollo moon engineers with a commission from EST/Sloan Science project, and The Velvet Weapon, a political comedy about the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia with a 2004 CC ArtsLink grant. Deborah was one of the original company members with Perceverance Theatre in Alaska.

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