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Israela Margalit CROSSROADS to stream December 3rd & 6th
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 02:52 pm EST 11/16/20

Moonlight Theatre Productions
presents

CROSSROADS
Six Short Plays about love, pain, passion, and joy
Conceived and written by Israela Margalit

Streamed on
Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 pm

With an Encore presentation
Christmas week December 24-31, 2020


New York: Award-winning Writer, director, producer, Israela Margalit, will debut her newest work CROSSROADS, Six Short Plays about love, pain, passion, and joy, on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM EST and Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 PM EST, via YouTube, with an encore presentation Christmas week streaming between December 24-31. The show is FREE, to sign up for your link please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-by-israela-margalit-plays-about-love-pain-passion-and-joy-tickets-127222159905

Crossroads is a show about relationships, conflict, and the messy feelings we have about ourselves and each other. The show presents six short plays, both drama and comedy, including Drenched, Stuck, Tissues, The Lecture, California King Size, Birthdays. Cast includes Matthew Boston (Regional: They Promised Her the Moon. TV: "Elementary"), Christian Conn (Broadway: Desire Under the Elms ), Tracey Conyer Lee (Off-Broadway: Bedbugs: The Musical, Sistas, The Musical), Jennifer Dorr White (Off- Broadway: Call Me Waldo. TV: "Blindspot"), Lynda Gravatt (Off-Broadway's Little Foxes; The Bounty Hunter), Renata Hinrichs (OBIE winner. Einstein's Dreams.), PJ Johnnie (TV Series "Dependence"), Rita Rehn (Best Actress, New Jersey Theatre Critic Award. Broadway: Nine; Regional: Heisenberg), Sturgis Warner (Off-Broadway Babette's Feast. Specializes in new plays), and Keona Welch (Netflix's "Orange is the New Black").

John-Martin Green and Israela Margalit directed. Kevin Gonzalez is Crossroads' Zoom editor, with graphic design by Zach Woolford.

"I had taken a break from theatre to concentrate on massive short fiction writing and just as I was getting ready to return, COVID hit, shutting everything down. So, I decided to lean into the new technology and mount these plays virtually, which proved quite a challenge. Luckily I was joined by a fabulous group of ten actors, a wonderful director and a gifted editor, and together we tried our best to create a show that would play well in the intimacy of one's living room. I very much enjoyed the exploration and the collaboration and I look forward to continuing Crossroads as a series."
Crossroads, playwright and producer, Israela Margalit.

In Drenched, Anna, a happily married woman, is revisited by a long-gone younger lover. This piece, a finalist in the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest, is a psychological drama about obsession and the eternal question of what kind of love is real. (Features Matthew Boston, Christian Conn, Jennifer Dorr White, and Rita Rehn; Directed by Israela Margalit.)
Stuck follows a young woman who has nothing and expects nothing but, faced with losing the man she loves, begins to recognize her self-worth. (Features PJ Johnnie and Keona Welch. Directed by John-Martin Green.)

In Tissues, A woman recites the history of love and betrayal in 50 seconds. (Featuring Rita Rehn.)

In The Lecture Martha meets Barnard fifteen years after their separation and learns about the cruel irony of time in a psychological drama about past and present. (Featuring Jennifer Dorr White, Ranata Hinrichs, and Sturgis Warner, directed by Israela Margalit.)

In California King Size , a finalist of the Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Competition, a woman grapples with her guilt for not wanting to die with her beloved husband. (Featuring Lynda Gravatt.)

In Birthdays, Tracey acts out the lifecycle of a woman in a hundred words, from her first banana to sex to the rest. (Featuring Tracey Conyer Lee).
Listing info:

CROSSROADS
Six Short Plays about love, pain, passion, and joy
Conceived and written by Israela Margalit

Streamed on
Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm EST & Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 pm EST
With and encore presentation
December 24-31, 2020

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by visiting Eventbrite .
Running time is 55 Minutes
All funds raised by the production will be donated to FRIGID New York.
Ms. Margalit is available to discuss CROSSROADS. To arrange interviews or to receive a press link, please contact JT Public Relations / joe@jt-pr.net

Who's who

ISRAELA MARGALIT (writer, director, producer) is a playwright, author, television writer, concert pianist and recording artist with awards and honors in all categories, including a Gold Medal at the New York Film & TV Festival (writer & Pianist), Primetime Emmy Nomination (Writer), Finalist the Long Island Film & Video Festival (Writer, Director, Producer), Finalist The Tennessee Williams Short Fiction Contest (Writer), Best Play Honorary Mention the New York Short Play Festival (Playwright), and Best CD the British Music Industry Awards (pianist, recording artist.) Her play Trio, Ovation-Recommended, LA, was a hit in Moscow, where it played to sold-out halls for years. Her plays Night Blooming Jasmine, Get Me a Guy, First Prize and 3 O'clock in Brooklyn were produced in New York. Her television specials were seen in more than twenty countries. Twenty-four of her stories have been published in the US and the UK. She has appeared as a virtuoso soloist with the world's leading orchestras and recorded for EMI, Chandos, and Decca.

JOHN-MARTIN GREEN, Ed.D. is an OBIE award-winning director and Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Blackberry Productions Theatre Company. His directing credits include: "The Rootwoman" by Michael Bradford at Harlem Stage, "Three Sisters," "Willie's Cut & Shine," and "A Different Flava" at Ensemble Studio Theatre, "The Hand that Slapped Kate" at Bay Street Theatre and "Spiritual Journey" at the Apollo Theatre.

Moonlight Theatre Productions and Music, Theater and More, under founding artistic director Israela Margalit, have presented plays, Politikos , New York's first political Theater Festival, the Music and More series of concerts with conversation in New York, London, Munich and Frankfurt, special concerts for minority school children in Harlem and the Bronx, and the Charlie Parker/Music and More competition for minority talent.

While the show is free, all the funds raised by the production will be donated to FRIGID New York, a vibrant downtown theater company that provides both emerging and established artists the opportunity to create and produce original work without limit to content, form, or style, and to amplify their diverse voices.
Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossroads-by-israela-margalit-plays-about-love-pain-passion-and-joy-tickets-127222159905
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