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LONESOME WINTER is a melancholy Christmas comedy about Winter, a lonely hoarder who lives alone with her mean spirited cat, Sparkles. Just when Winter is about to throw in the towel, a mysterious stranger in an adorable skirt suit shows up just in time to teach winter how to shine. A hilarious send-up of Cathy comics, lifetime movies, and Christmas clichés.

December 2-19

Thursday-Saturday 8pm
Sunday 2pm
Under St. Marks Theater

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LONESOME WINTER will feature Megan Hill* as Winter, Nicole Beerman* as Debbie Metzger-Bolger, Kristen Hopkins* as Avery, Nick Lewis as Bobby, and Joshua Conkel as Sparkles The Cat.
*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

The creative team will include Costume Design by Joshua Conkel, Set Design by Jason Sims, Sound Design by Meg Sturiano, and Lighting Design by Grant Wilcoxen. The production will be Stage Managed by Chiara Di Lello.

Cast and Crew :

MEG STURIANO (Director) is a teacher and director. Some recent directing highlights include Joshua Conkel's I Wanna Destroy You for EST's Bloodworks '09, the world premier of Julia Brownell's Extraordinary Circumstances, Pia Wilson's End of the World for New Perspectives, and her own adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges. Meg is currently part of the Women's Work Lab at New Perspectives Theatre and is returning for her second year to direct in Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius Festival. Additionally, her one act play One for More Options was recently produced at the Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis. Meg studied theater at Connecticut College, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Lee Strasberg Institute, and the Moscow Art Theatre School. She holds an MA in English Literature from Hunter College. Currently, Meg teaches and directs at Hunter College High School in Manhattan and at Acting Manitou in Maine. For The Management she has assistant directed Dorothy Fortenberry's Caitlin and the Swan, directed Joe Tracz’s Song for a Future Generation and the first episode of Joshua Conkel’s soap opera, Sinking Hearts. From there, she went on to direct for their Salon Series. She is now proud to be considered Management Material.
JOSHUA CONKEL (Playwright) is a playwright, director and occasional actor. He is also the Co-Artistic Director of The Management, now in their sixth season. His plays have been performed all over the country and include MilkMilkLemonade, The Chalk Boy, and I Wanna Destroy You among others. His play, The Sluts of Sutton Drive will have a workshop production at Ensemble Studio Theatre in January of 2011. Josh is a member of EST's Youngblood as well as The Dramatist's Guild.
THE MANAGEMENT creates a haven for a community of artists and patrons to experience relevant, moving, unpretentious, aesthetically and financially accessible theater. We are known for our dark whimsy and critical exposés on American culture, while building rock-solid, visceral entertainment. Welcome to the building.