Directed by Jim Petosa**
In Three Viewings, award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher explores love, money, and loss in a trio of mordantly witty narratives. An infatuated man goes to extraordinary lengths in order to win a woman’s heart; a jewelry thief with a hidden secret reclaims a family heirloom; and a widow confronts the repercussions of her late husband’s wheeling and dealing. Hatcher weaves these three poignant tales into an evening of remarkable storytelling that is sure to entice and captivate you.
“[Three Viewings] is a powerful way to spend an evening.”
SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY
“Hatcher’s tales involving stories are colorfully detailed, at times sharply humorous and deeply felt.”
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
“Three Viewings is essential viewing.”
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Photo: Joel Colodner, Adrianne Krstansky, and Christine Power. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures
JOEL COLODNER* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Regular Singing, Freud’s Last Session, Imagining Madoff, The Elephant Man, Three Viewings, and Indulgences. Other area credits include Sorry and That Hopey Changey Thing (Stoneham Theatre); Sweet and Sad (Gloucester Stage); It’s a Wonderful Life, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Mrs. Whitney (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company); The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev (Lyric Stage Company); The Light in the Piazza (SpeakEasy Stage Company); and numerous roles with Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Regional credits include Streamers, Comedians, and Hamlet (Arena Stage); The Rainmaker (Guthrie Theatre); An American Clock, Measure for Measure, and Wild Oats (Mark Taper Forum); The Threepenny Opera (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); and The Seagull (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include How I Learned to Drive (Vineyard Theatre). Broadway credits include work with the Acting Company and Phoenix Theatre. Television credits include Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Eight is Enough, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, 21 Jump Street, Cagney and Lacey, and LA Law. Mr. Colodner earned his BA from Cornell University and MFA from Southern Methodist University. Originally from New York, he resides in Portsmouth, NH.
JIM PETOSA (Director, Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an award-winning theatre artist, educator, and leader in 2012. He has served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University since 2002, and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company (1994-2012). While at Boston University, he established the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional production extension of the Boston University School of Theatre, in 2008. Throughout the Northeast, Mr. Petosa has directed for numerous institutions, including The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Good, Freud’s Last Session, The Testament of Mary, Broken Glass, Assassins, On the Verge, The Elephant Man (IRNE Nomination), Amadeus, Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus at New Rep. In Boston, his work was nominated for two IRNE awards for A Question of Mercy (BCAP). He has served as one of three artistic leaders for the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) since 1987. In Maryland, his work earned over 25 Helen Hayes Award nominations as well as the award for outstanding direction of a musical for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well… His production of Look! We Have Come Through! was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play, and he earned the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Artist/Scholar. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Mr. Petosa has served on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for StageSource. Originally from New Jersey, he was educated at The Catholic University of America and resides in Quincy.
DAVID REIFFEL makes his Boston Center for American Performance debut and returns to New Repertory Theatre after creating arrangements and sound for Man of La Mancha, for which he also served as Music Director, Blackberry Winter, The Elephant Man, Master Class, Marry Me a Little, Chesapeake (IRNE Nominee), and Collected Stories, among others. Recent Boston area credits include Hamlet, Blood Wedding, A Beautiful Day In November…, and Stupid F***ing Bird (Apollinaire Theater Company); A Disappearing Number (Underground Railway Theatre, IRNE Nominee); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, and Middletown (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); The Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight, Big Fish, Carrie, and The Color Purple (SpeakEasy Stage); Doubt, and I Capture the Castle (Greater Boston Stage Company); The Rainmaker, Man in Snow, and Gloucester Blue (Gloucester Stage, LaMama); and The Rag Doll (Blue Spruce, IRNE Nominee, Best New Play). Recent national credits include Shakespeare in Love (US national premiere); Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and Cymbeline (Shakespeare & Co.). Upcoming projects include the Boston premiere of Shakespeare in Love (SpeakEasy Stage Company) and The Cradle Will Rock (Boston Conservatory at Berklee). Listen at soundcloud.com/davidreiffel