Days & Times:
Monday at 6 pm
Price: $Tickets are $130 for preferred seating, $110 for general seating and $90 for Cape Rep members.
Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight: An Evening With Marsha Stephanie Blake. Cape Rep is honored to have New York theater favorite and rising star of film and television, one night only for an exclusive performance followed by an audience discussion in the intimate 130-seat theater.
Summer Starlight guests will enjoy a traditional Cape Cod garden party starting at 6:00 PM complete with jazz music by the Alan Clinger Trio, freshly shucked oysters by Impudent Oyster, hearty hors d’oeuvres by PB Boulangerie Bistro and flowing beverages provided by Friends’ Marketplace. A silent auction will feature some rare and amazing items for bid.
The highlight of the evening will be a short performance featuring Marsha Stephanie Blake followed by an audience discussion with the actor moderated by Jackie Bruno, anchor/reporter for New England Cable News (NECN). The evening will conclude with a champagne and dessert reception under the stars. Summer Starlight Honorary Co-Chairs are Ellen Mulroney and Donna Morris.
About Marsha Stephanie Blake Ms Blake’s film and television credits include Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Best Feature Jury Award, Tribeca 2013), Django Unchained, The Architect, “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Big C”, “ElemeNtarY” and Hannah’s publisher Lyndrea in HBO’s “Girls.” She will play Berdalia Rogers in the upcoming Season 3 of “Orange Is The New Black.” She has appeared on Broadway as Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino and Lily Rabe, in The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone for which she was given the Paul Green Award by Tony Kushner. Her Off-Broadway credits include An Octoroon and Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep, Luck of the Irish at LCT3, Hurt Village (for which she won an Audelco Award) and Queens Boulevard at Signature Theatre, This Beautiful City at The Vineyard, and Aunt Dan and Lemon with The New Group. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A from UCSD. With the Civilians she helped develop This Beautiful City, a show about the evangelical Christians of Colorado Springs and Brooklyn At Eye Level– later called In The Footprint– about the impact the Atlantic Yards project had on its surrounding community of downtown Brooklyn, NY. She has worked and played for many years with the 52nd Street Project, both as an actor and as a director. As a teaching artist she has worked with Jamal Joseph’s Grammy Award winning IMPACT Repertory Theatre in Harlem (a nonprofit performing arts group for teenagers and young adults), and Community Works in the Bronx (an offshoot of IMPACT which has an afterschool program). Most extensively she has worked as a teaching artist with the Shakespeare Society’s Adopt-A-School program for which she helped create and implement the curriculum/program that is still being used by their teaching artists today. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two daughters.
About Jackie Bruno Jackie Bruno joined NECN in December of 2011 and anchors the weekend evening newscasts while reporting during the weekdays. Jackie is not new to NECN, as she started her broadcast career as an intern with the network in 2005. Before her return to NECN, Jackie spent three years at WWLP-22 News in Springfield, Mass. where she was the weekend evening anchor and Hampshire County Bureau reporter. Among the many high-profile stories Jackie covered during her time there was the Phoebe Prince bullying case for which she was the chief reporter; she also covered the tornado in June 2011, anchored during Hurricane Irene and reported on the Northampton Arsons of December 2009. She has a knack for in-depth and tactful reporting, breaking stories, securing exclusive interviews and leading key investigations. Jackie was no stranger to the television before her broadcast journalism career blossomed. She was named Miss Massachusetts USA in 2008 and placed in the top ten at the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant that year. She also was a coach on MTV’s MADE and was host on NewEngland.com’s “New England TV” where she explored and reported on the sites of New England. Jackie earned her Broadcast Journalism degree from Boston University.
Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.