by Rebecca Miller
directed by Kate Kataja
presented as part of The Festival of New Works
Saturday April 15, 7:30pm
Friday April 21, 7:30pm
Thursday April 27, 7:30pm
The Boleyns: mysterious, charming, infamous. Amaranthine is a contemporary play with original music that pays homage to the rich tradition of ghost-lore that surrounds Anne Boleyn’s story.
Every year on the anniversary of her execution, the ghost of Anne Boleyn returns to haunt the Tower of London. 492 years later, on the 500th anniversary of her death, Anne receives an unexpected visitor, a past betrayal with secrets of his own who set her course toward its tragic end. Forced to confront their pasts, Anne and her brother George uncover what was long buried in the darkest reaches of history and their own hearts.
Featuring Shawn Fennell, Brian Kozack, Sarah Leach, and Erika Rethorn, with original music by Antonio Forte
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT, REBECCA MILLER
Rebecca Miller is a Boston-based theater artist. Her play, Amaranthine, began as her senior thesis project at Brandeis University in 2013. There, she was awarded Highest Honors and The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play. During summer 2016, Rebecca co-founded partingline [theatre company] and produced Amaranthine at FringePVD. Following that production, Amaranthine was workshopped and expanded at The Wilbury Theatre Group. The staged reading on February 1, 2016, also featured live, original music and was directed by Artistic Associate, Kate Kataja. In addition to her playwriting endeavors, Rebecca is the Artistic Director of the NEMPAC Opera Project. Last June, Rebecca directed La Cenerentola in Faneuil Hall's Great Hall. Previously with NEMAPC, Rebecca assistant stage directed and fight choreographed La Bohème, and served as the program and stage director for NEMPAC’s Summer Children’s Musical Theater during summer 2014. Other directing credits include a staged reading of Sean Crawford’s Blue Moon (Hub Theatre Co.), short plays for The Boston Theater Marathon, Open Theatre Project’s SLAMBoston, and Trinity Repertory Company's Write Here, Write Now! Festival. Assistant directing credits include Dog Paddle (Bridge Rep of Boston), Mud Blue Sky (Bridge Rep of Boston), The Love of the Nightingale (Hub Theatre Co.), and Oliver! (Trinity Rep). She also did fight choreography for ART with Hub Theatre Co. of Boston, and curated and moderated the talkback series for Bridge Rep’s productions of The Forgetting Curve, Julius Caesar, and Salomé. Rebecca has worked at a variety of theater companies and arts organizations, including SpeakEasy Stage Company, Trinity Repertory Company, The North End Music & Performing Arts Center, The Katz Company, The Broadway League, and The Actors Fund. Rebecca received her BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University. Currently, Rebecca serves as the Development Events Associate at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Upcoming projects include: historical dramaturgy for Bridge Rep's Mrs. Packard, fight choreography for Hub Theatre Co.'s Coyote on a Fence, and associate stage direction for OperaHub's Trunk Show. This June, Rebecca will stage direct Beethoven's Fidelio with NEMPAC Opera Project. miller-rebecca.com.