THE LETTERS opens FRIDAY 22 AUGUST at MAD COW THEATRE - order tickets online
Starring Jennifer Christa Palmer as 'Anna' & Brian Brightman as 'The Director'
THE LETTERS by John W. Lowell at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, FL. Production directed by Blake Braswell in his Mad Cow directorial debut. Runs 22 August - 21 September 2014. Performances are Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 3pm. Special Wednesday performance 8pm on 17 September. Presented in the intimate black box space at Mad Cow Theatre, seating is limited. Promotional photos below by Tony Firriolo, courtesy of Mad Cow Theatre. For tickets and information, please visit www.madcowtheatre.com
SCOTT AND HEM by Mark St. Germain - FLORIDA PREMIERE
14 May - 8 June 2014 at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre - 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway wrestle with the sparks of art and the perils of creativity. This combative new play is set in 1937 Hollywood, at the infamous Garden of Allah, the celebrity-filled apartment complex. Fueled by friendship and rivalry, these two literary heavyweights reunite for one final night, in this smart and powerful new drama exploring the cost of love, friendship and professional price of being a writer. Starring Tom Wahl* as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gregg Weiner* as Ernest Hemingway and Jennifer Christa Palmer* as Miss Eve Montaigne.
ORLANDO SENTINEL coverage of THE LETTERS by John W. Lowell at MAD COW THEATRE - posted 20 August 2014
Opening weekend coverage of THE LETTERS included an interview with playwright John W. Lowell HERE and a review which called the show "...clever and engrossing", "a nifty piece of thoughtful entertainment that... grabs your brain and won't let go." - Read the full review by Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO WEEKLY reviews: THE LETTERS by John W. Lowell at MAD COW THEATRE - posted 27 August 2014
Seth Kubersky of the Orlando Weekly calls the LETTERS, "...terrifically gripping for every one of its scant 75 minutes... thanks to Braswell’s disciplined direction and Brightman and Palmer’s finely focused performances, this Cold War thriller couldn’t be any more tense if Hitchcock hid a ticking briefcase beneath the mahogany desk." Read the full review by Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly
ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE announces Casting, Directors for PLAYFEST - posted 17 October 2014
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF dares audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from November 1 - 3, 2014. Jennifer Christa Palmer is joining the cast of BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey in a staged reading directed by Ryan Rilette, Artistic Director of the Round House Theatre on Monday 3 November at 7pm. Presented by Harriett’s Charitable Trust, the fast-paced weekend is packed with lively discussions, engaging playwright panels, and new play readings, along with a keynote speech from playwright Mark St. Germain. Read the full press release HERE. For tickets and more info, visit www.orlandoshakes.org
1 minute DEMO REEL
Indie film clips include: venomous wife, severe teacher, contemptuous murder suspect
From the films: "I Did", "Out There", "Sketch", and "Chicago Overcoat"
NNPN announces 6 PLAYS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL SHOWCASE - held at Florida Studio Theatre on 23 November 2014
Including BLACKBERRY WINTER by Steve Yockey, submitted by Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. The PlayFest cast (Suzanne O'Donnell, Jennifer Christa Palmer, and John Connon) will reprise their roles for the showcase with direction by Ryan Rilette, Artistic Director of the Round House Theatre and Mark Routhier, Orlando Shakes Director of New Play Development. Visit the National New Play Network to read more.
BroadwayWorld.com AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - voting open until 31 December 2014
Jennifer Christa Palmer is nominated BEST LEAD ACTRESS in a PLAY (Professional) for her work in THE LETTERS by John W. Lowell. VOTE HERE: BroadwayWorld.com Awards - Orlando
ORLANDO WEEKLY and ORLANDO SENTINEL include THE LETTERS in YEAR END REVIEW - posted 31 December 2014
THE LETTERS by John W. Lowell, starring Jennifer Christa Palmer and Brian Brightman (directed by Blake Braswell and produced at Mad Cow Theatre this fall) received mentions in both the Orlando Weekly and the Orlando Sentinel's Year in Review. Matt Palm at the Orlando Sentinel included THE LETTERS as one of his top 10 plays. Seth Kubersky of the Orlando Weekly raves "...the battle of wits between Jennifer Christa Palmer and Brian Brightman was the tensest hour of drama I experienced all year."