After successful runs of TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE – a new play by Francesca Van Horne – at the prestigious 7th Annual United Solo Festival in New York City and The Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, following a private press premiere at The Vault at The Ned in the City of London on Sunday July 23, this solo show will receive its London premiere run at The Courtyard and The Bridewell theatres. Starring Francesca Van Horne. James Phillip Gates directs.
This original one-woman drama, “artfully executed and almost uncomfortable in its emotional nakedness” – Red Hook Star, tells the story of a mother’s survival from abuse & addiction, battling the New York court system and divorce, into healing. Through tears, laughter, friendship, romance and sex, we are led on a humorous journey, via Paris and Los Angeles, to the ultimate destination of self-transformation and self-love.
Francesca Van Horne has appeared in a recent run of Dancing Through It at The One Festival, following a hugely successful run at The Cherry Lane Theatre: “All the characters, so authentically played, it’s easy to forget there’s one person playing them.” – Tribeca Tribune. She has also appeared in several national commercials, and the upcoming features El Gallo, directed by Ali Aboumar (The Devil Sees Red), and St. Nicholas directed by José Esquea (Holes). francescavanhorne.com
James Phillip Gates is both a freelance director and the Artistic Director of Roust Theatre Company. He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC), Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab and The Actors Studio Writers & Directors Program. Credits include Brecht’s The Private Life of the Master Race, hailed as “Vivid, clever and spare, preserving the spirit of Brecht’s complex moral and social vision, James Phillip Gates directs with an eye to simplicity” – New York Times, Jose Rivera’s Cloud Tectonic, Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms and Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “You’ll probably never find a sexier, more violent production – a breathtaking, intermissionless, 110-minute experience.” – Drama Desk. jamesphillipgates.com
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