October to May 2008-2009

29 November 2008 — VINNIE
By Eliza Miller
Directed by Barbara Waldinger

The Cast...

The play is a warm-hearted romantic comedy that takes place in Vinnie Caselone’s diner in a small town in West Virginia. At the begining of the play Molly. a famous country western singer who has fallen on bad times, arrives in town for a concert and comes to the diner. The upheavals that ensue create a terrific evening in the theatre.

Eliza Miller has been in theatre since she played the bluefish in the fish ballet in Westport, CT. She got interested in theatre and wrote, directed and acted in plays that she wrote, inviting friends and neighbors to come. Her first play was called Not Quite Satisfied. Her passion for theatre led her to study theatre at Bard College. Her play, Vinnie, is the second play of the seaason on the 29th of November.
As an actress she worked in summer stock and in regional theatres in Cinncinatti Playhouse in the Park, Provincetown Playhouse, and Tanglewood Dinner Theatre. In NYC she appeared in many soap operas and commercials and she was featured in the off -Broadway play Tom Paine directed by Tom O’Horgan. At this time she started writing plays with the help of teachers at Playwright’s Horizons and EST. She has written twelve full length plays, one musical and five one acts. She received the Jean Dalrymple Award for a short play that was done at ATA in NYC. She won the Oglesbay Towngate Theatre Award for her full length play, Henry’s Folly that was produced at the Towngate Theatre in Wheeling, West Virginia. Recently she received the Pilgrim Project Grant for an historical play. This allowed her to put on a full staged reading of the play, The Signer at Wings Theatre. She was a member of the Westport Theatre Artists Workshop and is now a member of the Players Club in New York City.

This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
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