Midtown Direct Repertory Fundraiser at Westside Theater
Thursday, February 2, 2012 • 1:56pm
Midtown Direct Rep, will hold a fundraising event to benefit the company during the opening week of RATED P for Parenthood, MARCH 2, 2012.
Last May, The South Orange Performing Art Center’s (SOPAC) resident theater company, MDR, produced “Rated P…For Parenthood” and sold out four shows. Now, less than a year later, the show has moved to Off-Broadway, at the Westside Theatre—known for the long-running hits I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and The Vagina Monologues.
With book and lyrics by Maplewood’s own Sandy Rustin, music and lyrics by Dan Lipton & David Rossmer and direction by Maplewood’s Jeremy Dobrish, Rated P for Parenthood chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. A versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing – from the sublime to the ridiculous – in a series of comic and musical sketches all in under 90 minutes. A hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent look at an age old topic, Rated P provides all the wistful joy of childrearing …at a fraction of the cost of braces!
Sandy Rustin commented, “Comedy greats will tell you to "write what you know." So when, in a postpartum haze, I accidentally sent a photo of my newborn son (and my own vagina) to everyone I know - naturally I wrote a show about it. This show is a quilt of parenting moments - the hilarious, the heartbreaking, and the humiliating - all based on real life moments from me, my family, and my friends. I am thrilled to share it with New York audiences.”
The Special MDR Off-Broadway fundraiser ticket will include prime orchestra seats, exclusive talk back with the cast and the creators of Rated P, and a champagne after-party coach ride back to SOPAC with members of the cast, Ms. Rustin, Mr. Dobrish and producers who all call South Orange/Maplewood home. Tickets are $115 with the after-party, $95 without, and can be purchased through http://mdr4ratedp.eventbrite.com/.
Rated P for Parenthood opens February 6 for an Off-Broadway run at the Westside Theatre. For more information and tickets go to the website www.ratedpthemusical.com
About Midtown Direct Rep (MDR)
With perhaps more professional theater artists than any suburb of NYC, Maplewood/South Orange (NJ) is “where Broadway comes home to sleep.” MDR, a theatre company created by and for these NJ-based artists, develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community. www.midtowndirectrep.org