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Monday, September 10, 2007

Anna Fuerstenberg

I met a remarkable artist and theatre professional this weekend.
Anna Fuerstenberg, a woman who has worked in the theatre industry since elementary school is visiting Metropolitan State College of Denver as a guest artist this summer. In addition to directing her own adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities (which is opening in October and is sizing up to be one of the most unique and innovative productions in Denver this year), Ms. Fuerstenberg will be performing her own one-woman show, Saidye's Millenium: The 150 year-old oracle from 2057 A.D. on Saturday night for one performance only.
Here's the press from Metro:

Playwright/actress to serve as guest artist, perform one-woman show

Noted playwright and actress Anna Fuerstenberg will be visiting Metro State for one month to perform her one-woman show and work with the students in three theatre courses. She will also direct her adaptation of “A Tale of Two Cities,” the Theatre program’s first production of the fall semester.

Born in a refugee camp outside Stuttgart, Germany, Fuerstenberg came to Montreal, Canada as a child. When she won a scholarship to the Montreal Repertory Theatre School, her life’s work began. Fuerstenberg’s plays and film scripts have been produced in Canada and abroad and she has directed theatre in several languages and on several continents.

Her one-woman show, “Saidye’s Millenium,” is a 150-year-old Yiddish woman’s humorous perspective and insight about her life experiences on planet Earth.

The performance is set for Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the King Center Recital Hall. A public reception will follow. General admission tickets are $5 and free to Metro State students with valid ID. For reservations call 303-556-2296

Piglets, this is an opportunity. After ten minutes of listening to this woman tell about her experiences, I was completely re-vitalized in my affection for the art of live theatre. (Fortunately, I got to hang out with her for another ninety-or-so minutes after that as well.)
Whether you're a veteran of this business, a theatre aficionado, or an aspiring young thespian, I think that this will be an evening well-spent.
This show is not to be missed. That's "ntbm" for you text-happy youngsters. OMG! (lol.)

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