November 2010
Encore Performance!
WOMEN AND WAR by Jack Hilton Cunningham
Directed by Peter Zinn
The Spoon Theater
38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor, New York City

Stage Manager:  Jenny Kennedy
Sound Designer:  Jeanne Travis
Set Designers:  Jack and Rebecca Cunningham
Costume Designers:  Rebecca Cunningham
and Casandera M. J. Lollar
Press Representative:  Morgan Lindsey Tachco

Featuring: Lowell Byers, Heather E. Cunningham, Lauren Kelston,
Casandera M. J. Lollar and Elise Rovinsky


May 2010
WOMEN AND WAR
by Jack Hilton Cunningham
Directed by Peter Zinn
The Spoon Theater
38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor, New York City

Stage Manager:  Jenny Kennedy
Sound Designer:  Jeanne Travis
Set Designeders:  Jack and Rebecca Cunningham
Costume Designers:  Rebecca Cunningham
and Casandera M. J. Lollar
Lighting Designer:  Justin Sturges
Press REpresentative:  Morgan Lindsey Tachco
Photographer:  Kristen Vaughan

Featuring: Lowell Byers, Heather E. Cunningham, Lauren Kelston,
Casandera M. J. Lollar and Elise Rovinsky

"The whole cast is very strong... I was amused and charmed by Lollar's performance of the WWII fiancĂ©e waiting for her lover to return home, and I found myself crossing my fingers right along with her. Rovinsky's performance of a nurse dealing with the wounded in Vietnam brought me to tears. For her, the war wasn't fought in the fields of rice patties, but against her own emotions and fatigue as she struggled to stay strong for her patients.  As soldiers begged to be washed before they died, and as they lost limbs and friends, she had to support and be strong for them. As she retells her experience, she seems horrified at her own words as they come out of her mouth, as if she is just owning up to the experience for the first time. Rovinsky's performance is so fresh and moving; she's a tremendous actress to watch. I was also very impressed by Lowell Byers, the one man in the production. He plays every male role in the script, and switches from character to character flawlessly. It is fun to watch him transform from a pumped up "Phili" kid recently deployed to Vietnam, to a strait-laced 40s boy in France, to a depressed pilot in South Korea. It is interesting to watch as his posturing and facial expression changes from person to person, and he pulls it off so well it is as if you are watching entirely different actors...  Watching this play is an emotional roller coaster - funny, exciting, humbling, and incredibly sad all at the same time. " - Julie Feltman, theasy.com