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MasterWorks Festival Theatre Program Presents Pope John Paul II’s “The Jeweler’s Shop” on July 13 & 14 at 7:30pm Off-Broadway at 'Theatre 315' and industry showcase of “A Midsummer Afternoon’s Love” on July 12 at Manhattan Plaza
MasterWorks Theatre Actors performing Off-Broadway in NYC July 2012
MasterWorks Theatre Actors performing Off-Broadway in NYC July 2012
July 3, 2012 - PRLog -- NEW YORK (July 12, 2012) – The MasterWorks Festival Theatre Program, an annual summer program in Winona Lake, Indiana -- for elite students of classical music, theatre, dance, and opera instructed by world-class faculty from around the globe -- will hold a special acting showcase of “A Midsummer Afternoon’s Love” for agents & casting directors in New York City, July 12th at 4:30 and 6PM at The Ellington Room of Manhattan Plaza located at 400 West 43rd Street; followed by two performances of Pope John Paul II’s “The Jeweler’s Shop” at Off-Broadway’s Theatre 315 located at 315 W. 47th St., July 13th and 14th at 7:30PM. Admission is Free.

“The Jeweler’s Shop” portrays three couples facing episodes of joy, pain, love and marriage, while asking the question: “What does it mean to fall in love?” MasterWorks Festival Theatre Program director Rich Swingle ( directs 14 aspiring and professional actors from around the world, ages 17 to 32 including Brandon Langeland, (MFA from Regent University), playing the lead role of Adam; Irene Kao, as Teresa, studied at Melbourne’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where Cate Blanchett and Mel Gibson trained. Elizabeth Lobach, sharing the role of Teresa, is en route to USC School of Theatre after studying filmmaking in Cape Town, S.A. Danny Cornett, playing Stefan, can be seen in upcoming Olympic soccer film “For the Glory” opposite Jason Burkey (“October Baby”). Swingle also directed “The Miracle Worker,” “Cyrano de Bergerac,” co-directing “Tartuffe” and “Our Town” with renown acting coach John Kirby (“Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Déjà Vu”). An accomplished theater actor who has performed his one-man plays in 23 nations, Swingle is scheduled to perform in Puerto Rico, Transylvania & London during the Olympics this summer. He also appeared in 8 feature films including upcoming French and Indian War movie “Alone Yet Not Alone” & “The Screenwriters.”

Patricia Mauceri ( who directed the industry showcase “A Midsummer Afternoon’s Love” directed “The Crucible” at MasterWorks in 2007 and currently teaches On-Camera Acting at TVI Studios. A graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division in early years (alongside actors Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline & Kelsey Grammer), Mauceri’s 40-year career includes performances on Broadway, film & television alongside Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jones, Johnny Depp, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, and other luminaries.

MasterWorks Theatre Program students receive Master Class instruction from Broadway actors, filmmakers, casting directors, improv masters and Hollywood producers. Some past and present instructors include Bev Holloway, Ken Wales, Edwina Findley, Carol Doscher, MWF alumna Kaelen Carrier and Phillip Telfer.

For more info, faculty and actor bios/photos, visit MasterWorks is sponsored by Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh. Industry, teens & adults welcome.

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CONTACT: Shelly Woods, S.D.I. Entertainment PR Director, Rich Swingle, MasterWorks Theatre 646-932-4890,

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