A seriously sexy comedy about love, law, and the Supreme Court’s dirty little secrets.

During late nights working in the U.S. Supreme Court library, opposing law clerks learn the hard way that opposites attract.

A MORE PERFECT UNION

by Vern Thiessen

A Civic Ensemble Staged Reading

January 25th, 2015 @ 7:30pm

at the Kitchen Theatre
417 W. State St. / Martin Luther King, Jr. St., Ithaca, NY

Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

With:

Jennifer Herzog*  &  Ryan Hope-Travis*

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Simmons_Godfrey_0381_xretGodfrey L. Simmons, Jr. is a an actor who has been championing and shepherding new scripts and adaptations toward production for 20 years. He was most recently seen in Ithaca Shakespeare Company’s production of OTHELLO. In the last few years, he has also appeared in Syracuse Stage’s production of TWO TRAINS RUNNING, Off-Broadway in Epic Theatre Ensemble’s MACBETH and RICHARD III. He is a Theatre Communications Group Fox Fellowship recipient and is a participant in their SPARK Leadership Program, funded by American Express, The Joyce Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is the Artistic Director of Civic Ensemble. Click here for a complete bio.

884Jennifer Herzog (MADDIE) is the Associate Artistic Director of Civic Ensemble. She was most recently seen in Lenin’s Shoe and The Best Of Kathy & Mo. She has been seen at the Kitchen Theatre in Circle Mirror Transformation and First Day. Off-Broadway credits include LaMama, Prospect Theatre Company, Jewish Rep, Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, Expanded Arts, and Jean Cocteau Repertory. TV credits include As The World Turns. Film credits include Conversations With Other Women. She teaches acting at Ithaca College. Click here for a complete bio.

 

Ryan Hope TravisRyan Hope Travis (JAMES) is elated to perform with the Civic Ensemble once again, especially with such a powerful play. Ryan recently appeared in the world premieres of Slashes of Light, a Civic Ensemble and Kitchen Theatre Company collaboration, and A Shout In Salty Water (New York State Council on the Arts: Individual Artist Commission). Other regional credits include: The Color Purple, The Fantasticks, The Tempest, Into The Woods, and Side Show (Redhouse), From Then To Now and Wine, Watermelon, The Word (The Black Academy of Arts and Letters). Select film credits include: Nugget, Once in a Good Many Million Times, Hallow, Last Stop, and Cash Patients Only. MFA: University of Florida. “Thank you for supporting the arts.”