Heritage Hill Naturals

Written by Francisca Da Silveira

Directed by Phaedra Michelle Scott

May 11 - 26, 2018

Deane Hall, The Standford Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts

 

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In an effort to avoid confronting her declining mental health, recent college graduate Lucilia volunteers a month of free labor to an organic farm in rural Georgia. There, she encounters ignorance bordering on racism, religious fanaticism, and too healthy eating habits that force her to question whether escaping into a world of green living was really an escape at all.

 

Please Note:

This show runs approximately 1 hour and 30 min.

 

Special Events

  • Post Show Social following the opening performance on Saturday, May 12th
  • Cheap Date Night on Wednesday, May 16th and 23rd - Buy-One-Get-One tickets when purchased in advance with code BOGOHERITAGE
  • Playwright's Night on Thursday, May 17th and 24th - Half-Price tickets when purchased in advance with code FITFRAN7; Conversation with the playwright following the performance
  • Pay-What-You-Want performances on Friday, May 11th at 8pm; Saturday, May 19th at 3pm; and Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:30pm. ($6 minimum, cash only at the box office window)

 

Show Dates and Times

May 11-26, 2018
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Saturday May 19th at 3pm
Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:30pm

CLICK HERE for directions to Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion.

 

Cast and Production Team

Lucy - Alex Casillas
Erica - Laura Baronet
Robin - Kellie Moon
Ethan - Jon Vellante
Rose - Aislinn Brophy
Sasha - Emily Elmore

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Playwright - Francisca Da Silveira
Director - Phaedra Michelle Scott
Dramaturg - Sarah Schnebly
Stage Manager - Audrey Seraphin
Assistant Director - G Cadogan
Assistant Stage Manager - Kayla Fernekees
Scenic Design - Abby Shenker
Costume Design - Stephanie Brownell
Prop Design - Gabriel Graetz
Sound Design - Lee Schuna

 
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Alex Casillas (Lucy) is Alex Casillas is thrilled to be making her Fresh Ink debut! She is a graduate of Boston University where she received her BFA in Acting. Her recent credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Scarlet Letter (Classic Repertory Company), Big Love, Henry IV, Part I and Love of the Nightingale (Boston University).

 
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Laura Baronet (Erica) is a recent Master's graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She currently works as an actor and teaching artist in the greater Boston area. This summer she was fortunate enough to work with the young company’s Overture program as a music director. Past theatre credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Amalia in She Loves Me, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Beatrice-Joanna in The Changeling, and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. She also holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Belmont University.

 
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Kellie Moon (Robin) is Kellie Moon (Robin) is thrilled to be making her Fresh Ink Theatre debut this spring. She studied acting at Salem State University, graduating with a BA in theatre performance and minor in secondary education. Kellie can also be found making people laugh at the Improv Asylum on Monday nights! 

 
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Jon Vellante (Ethan) is Jon Vellante is humbled to be working with Fresh Ink for the first time and so happy to help bring this new play to life. His recent credits include The Visit (Apollinaire Theatre Company); Desire (Zeitgeist Stage); Romeo and Juliet (CRC w/ New Repertory Theatre) and Good (BU Professional Theatre Initiative). He can also be seen this winter in Three Sisters (Apollinaire) and An Education in Prudence (Open Theatre Project). A proud Massachusetts native, Jon graduated from Boston University with a BFA in acting.

 
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Aislinn Brophy (Rose) is a local actor, director and playwright. Aislinn recently graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Theater, Dance & Media, and is excited to have been a part of Theater, Dance & Media’s very first graduating class. Undergraduate acting credits include A Dream Play (Poet), A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha), Dog Sees God (Marcy), and Unnecessary Farce (Karen). She is thrilled to be making her Fresh Ink debut.

 
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Emily Elmore (Sasha) is thrilled to be working with Fresh Ink for the first time! Her local Boston credits include Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre Project), and she also trained at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA through their Summer Training Institute. Emily is a recent graduate of Emerson College where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with a Minor in Hearing and Deafness. Her undergrad credits include Getting Out, Richard III, and Mother Hicks, all with Emerson Stage.

 

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Francisca Da Silveira (Playwright) is a Boston native and playwright who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double degree in Dramatic Writing and History. She has had admin and literary roles at Target Margin Theater (NYC), The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (NYC), The Amoralists (NYC), and TC Squared (BOS). In 2015-2016, she served as the Education Associate at Company One Theatre (BOS) working with their teen apprentices. She is currently the Literary Manager with Company One. Fran's writing is greatly inspired and influenced by Anton Chekhov and Alan Bennett. She's had 10 minute plays performed as part of Theatre503's Rapid Write Response in 2014 (LONDON) and TCSquared Theatre Company's Playwright's Lab Showcase in 2016/2017 (BOS). Aside from writing plays, Fran is a home baker with an obsession with Mary Berry.

 

 

Phaedra Scott (Director) is a Boston based director, dramaturg and writer. Phaedra has been a part of the artistic departments of Cleveland Play House, Huntington Theatre Company and Company One Theatre. Directing credits include: She: A Choreoplay (HERE, NYC), I Don't Know (Company One), Every 28 Hours (Company One/MFA). Regionally she has assistant directed Skeleton Crew, The Who and the What, Bedroom Farce (Huntington Theatre Company). Dramaturgy credits include Dear (MCC Theatre), Pearl's in The House (Utah Shakespeare Festival), And Moira Spins (Huntington Theatre Company), Homecoming Queen (New Harmony Project),  How Soft the Lining (Bad Habit Productions), Jass (New Harmony Project), Can You Forgive Her? (Huntington Theatre Company). She is the recipient of the Bly Creative Capacity Grant, the Comegys Bight Fellowship and the Frederick Douglass Fellowship, and is a Boston Project playwright with SpeakEasy Stage. www.phaedrascott.com