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Theater Ninjas & Mamaí Theatre Company Partner in ‘Stranded on Earth'

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Stranded On Earth
Written by Eric Coble
Directed by Jeremy Paul
Starring Derdriu Ring*
June 5-22, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Monday June 9
8:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Congregational Church
2592 West 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(The production space is not ADA accessible.)
(*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

Nomadic theater company, Theater Ninjas and Cleveland’s newest theater organization Mamaí Theatre Company have partnered to bring to stage Eric Coble’s “Stranded On Earth” to Cleveland. The production will be directed by Theater Ninjas’ Artistic Director Jeremy Paul and featuring Mamaí Artistic Associate Derdriu Ring. “Stranded On Earth” is the second of Coble’s “Alexandra Plays” in which the recent Broadway production of “The Velocity of Autumn” is a part. “Stranded On Earth” is the story of Alexa who contemplates the exchange between personal freedom with that of a stable lifestyle while dealing with a personal tragedy.

“Bringing my play My Barking Dog to Cleveland audiences under Jeremy's direction was one of the highlights of my theatrical life,” says Coble. “So when the prospect of working together again came up – to tell a new magical mysterious story – I leapt at the chance. And knowing the astonishing Derdriu Ring will be speaking my words and painting pictures with them? It doesn't get any more powerful than that. The absolute icing on this cake is that we are using this script to bring two thrilling theatre companies together for the first time, to tell a story that will resonate through Cleveland and beyond.”

Director Jeremy Paul seconded Coble’s remarks. “There’s a lot about Stranded on Earth that is exciting: working with the talented Eric Coble again, partnering with the burgeoning Mamaí Theatre Company, and getting a chance to direct Derdriu Ring, one of Cleveland’s most talented actors. Eric has penned a beautiful story about transformation, redemption and self-definition. It’s an honor to be on the creative team bringing this visceral, nuanced story to Cleveland audiences, and to highlight the immense talents in our area.” Actress Derdriu Ring added, “Eric Coble is really a clever and superb master storyteller, Jeremy Paul has vision
and clarity.”

General Admission: $20 - Over 65: $18 - Under 25: $10 - Monday: $10

Mamaí Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Bernadette Clemens, Wendy Kriss, Christine McBurney, and Derdriu Ring. Mamaí (pronounced Mah' may) is the Gaelic word for “mother.” Four working mothers, theatre artists, colleagues, and friends arrived at a place where it was time to create opportunities for themselves and their community. “Don’t wait to create” became the inspiration for Mamaí Theatre Company. Our mission is to create intelligent, relevant classical theatre that offers an artistic home for Cleveland's theatre artists, and equal opportunity for women in the professional theatre community.

Theater Ninjas is the Food Truck of Cleveland Theater. We’re a nomadic company who seeks out new and exciting spaces to perform. Working in non-traditional venues gives us an opportunity to re-imagine how and why we tell stories, and helps us to create deep, fascinating worlds for the audience to explore. We’re always experimenting; always rethinking what theater can be: as entertainment, as art and as out-of-the-ordinary experiences.

Mamaí Theatre Company
Twitter: #stranded

Theater Ninjas
Twitter: #stranded
Contact: Ray Caspio, Theater Ninjas’ Associate Artistic Director,

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