It’s been a little over a week since The Morini Strad opened, but it’s not too late to share some candids from the opening night party–which included not only the Morini Strad artists and City Theatre subscribers and supporters, staff, and board, but luminaries who had traveled from out of town to see the opening of this world premiere and raise a glass in celebration.
Actors David Whalen, who plays violin-maker Brian Skarstad, and Carla Belver, who plays violinist Erica Morini.
Playwright Willy Holtzman (left) with PlayPenn Artistic Director Paul Meshejian.
Director Daniella Topol (left), scenic designer Tony Ferrieri, and Artistic Director Tracy Brigden (right).
Assistant to the Director Chelsea Sanz and Production Stage Manager Patti Kelly.
Playwright Russell Davis (center) with his wife Cat (left) and Sylvia Shepard (right), wife of The Morini Strad playwright Willy Holtzman.
Violin-maker Brian Skarstad, composer Louise Beach (Brian's wife), and actress Carla Belver (who plays violinist Erica Morini).
Costume Designer Ange Vesco with actor David Whalen.
Production Assistants Niki Armato and Joanna Obuzor, Management Assistant Natalie Hatcher, Company Manager/Assistant to the Artistic Director Amy Claussen.
Sound Designer Brad Peterson (left), Laura Knouff, and frequent City Theatre lighting designer Andy Ostrowski (right).
Interim Managing Director Mark Power and Artistic Director Tracy Brigden.