Get a First Taste of Rehearsals for PORTO at WP Theater
The cast of [PORTO] enjoyed foie gras sausage, hasenpfeffer, and more delicious bites that they will eat on stage each night during rehearsal last week at WP Theater. [PORTO] begins performances this Sunday, January 28 and runs through Sunday February 25 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway).
A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She’s a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender–a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it’s made? [PORTO] reunites Benson and Evans, whose last collaboration, the Obie Award-winning A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes, was a smash success at WP Theater in 2015.
[PORTO] stars Noel Joseph Allain (Luft Gangster, Queerspawn), Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu (Ripcord, JOB), Jorge Cordova (Moment of Zen, Hillary), Leah Karpel (The Harvest, Pocatello) and Julia Sirna-Frest (Welcome to the Gun Show, A Tunnel Year). It features set design by Kristen Robinson (Company – Barrington, Esais’ Table) costumes by Obie Award winner Ásta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves, Smokefall, John), lighting byAmith Chandrashaker (Twelfth Night – The Public, Her Requiem), and sound design by Kate Marvin (Somebody’s Daughter, Happy Days).
[PORTO] is presented by WP Theater & The Bushwick Starr in association with New Georges. It will feature set design by Kristen Robinson(Company – Barrington, Esais’ Table) costumes by Obie Award winner Ásta Bennie Hostetter (The Wolves, Smokefall, John), lighting by Amith Chandrashaker (Twelfth Night – The Public, Her Requiem), and sound design by Kate Marvin (Somebody’s Daughter, Happy Days). WP Lab alumRachel Karpf (Stuffed, Queens) and John Del Gaudio (the food was terrible, Comfort Dogs: Live from the Pink House) are the line producers for this production
Photo credit: Stephen Cyr
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