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Double Feature with a Shark and a Starlet

Double Feature with a Shark and a Starlet

The Jaws Project and The It Girl Bring Audiences Behind the Silver Screen

A collective of Philadelphia’s most imaginative theater-makers bring audiences a double feature of The Jaws Project and The It Girl at Plays and the Players Theater. Both pieces explored the stories behind cinematic juggernauts, Jaws and Clara Bow.  The artists with P&P will host a 4th of July Party before and after the performance on July 4th. The creating artists will also host a Special Features Night on July 6th with a talk-back about how these Hollywood stories came to life and how they still haunt our zeitgeist.

Featuring:  Mary Tuomanen, Robert DaPonte, Sam Henderson, Amanda Schoonover and Anthony Crosby.

Opening  on July 4th at 3pm, followed by performances on July 5th, 6th, and 7th at 8pm.  Cost $20.00

Performing in the Skinner Studio on P&P’s Third floor.

THE JAWS PROJECT: The Jaws Project is part origin myth, part homage, part love story rooted in the cinematic classic, JAWS. Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster was shot on location at Martha’s Vineyard, MA in 1974. It was a legendarily disastrous production that resulted in one of the greatest movies of all time and an unprecedented financial success that set a new bar for the Hollywood box office. The Jaws Project imagines, as film crews swarm the Vineyard and islanders bristle, an unlikely romance sparks between a Production Assistant and the bartender at the Black Dog Tavern.

 

THE IT GIRL: The It Girl uses dance, mime, theatricality and brutal stage combat to bring to life the rise and fall of the iconic It Girl. Silent Movie Star Clara Bow was the first actress to be dubbed with having “It” and her tumultuous life of struggle, success, and scandal is the jumping-off point for this wild ride. Beginning in an imaginary award ceremony and quickly descending into the Actress’s Nightmare, The It Girl is a living silent film where music and movement tell us what words cannot.

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