MARGIE, A World Premiere

Cast Photo via 549 Productions

Cast Photo via 549 Productions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2015
Contact: Angela Palazzolo
614-451-0216
AngelaPL28@aol.com

MARGIE, World Premiere / Opening October 2 at CPAC, Columbus

A woman with a sudden, tragic loss strives to once again embrace life

549 Productions presents Margie, opening October 2, 2015, at The Columbus Performing Arts Center. This new one-act play by actors/playwrights Christoper Scotti and Angela Palazzolo reveals the struggle of a woman as she puts her life back together following a startling loss.

Original music and lyrics by Christopher Scotti accent the story.

About Margie, director Joe Bishara says, “I am honored and excited to collaborate with the creators of this touching play with music on its world premiere. Margie, whose early dreams in life were unfulfilled, suffers a sudden, tragic loss. With the help of her son, her teacher and others, she eventually moves forward to embrace her future.”

549 Productions will present Margie in the Van Fleet Theatre, located in The Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday October 4.

An audience talkback will follow directly after each performance.

Tickets are $8 for all performances and can be purchased through the website 549productions.brownpapertickets.com Tickets also can be purchased at the door (cash only), based on availability. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. Free parking for all performances in lot immediately across from theatre. For more information, contact P549information@aol.com

Appearing in the play are Christopher Scotti (Earnest) and Angela Palazzolo (Margie) (co- producers, 549 Productions, and co-authors of Margie), Andrew Protopapas (Andrew), Kerbie Minor (Claire), Bradley Davis Barbin (Joe), and Linda Goodwin (Karen).

The director, Joe Bishara, is the Associate Producing Director at CATCO. He has worked at regional theatres across the Midwestern United States as an award-winning actor, director and producer.

About 549 Productions

549 Productions was formed by Christoper Scotti and Angela Palazzolo to give voice to original works.

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Upcoming Events in Columbus, Ohio

There are so many fabulous events in the city this month. Check out the amazing calendar created by Columbus’ own Margaret Nivins, our event maven.

BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE (ART EXHIBITION)*

HOMEPORT GALLERY

SEPT 1-30, 2015

AARON DIEHL & CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT (JAZZ CONCERT)

KING ARTS COMPLEX

SEPT 12-13, 2015

MARK CURRY (COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 3-6, 2015

TRAILS OF HOPE (HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS)

KELTON HOUSE

SEPT 13, 2015

DOCUMENTARY WEEK (FILM)

GATEWAY FILM CENTER

SEPT 3-10, 2015

ADELE GIVENS (COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 16, 2015

REGGAE MUSIC FEST (FAMILY FUN DAY)*

COLUMBUS COMMONS

SEPT 5, 2015

ROY WOOD JR (COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 17-20, 2015

LUDACRIS (FASHINON MEETS MUSIC FESTIVAL)

ARENA DISTRICT

SEPT 5, 2015

US IS THEM (ART EXHIBITION)

PIZZUTI COLLECTION ~ 632 N. PARK STREET

SEPT 18, 2015-APRIL 2, 2016 ~ FAMILY DAY SEPT 20, 2015*

DEBRA JAMES TUCKER (GOSPEL CONCERT)

NATALIES COAL FIRED PIZZA

SEPT 6, 2015

ROOTS (SPOKEN WORD)

BATTISTE LA FLEUR GALLERIA

SEPT 18, 2015

TALIB KWELI (HIP HOP CONCERT)

PARK STREET SALOON

SEPT 8, 2015

ACOUSTIC EARGASM (SOUL W/ ROXIE THE SOUL BUTTERFLY)

ZANZIBAR BREWS

SEPT 18, 2015

CATCH A FIRE TOUR 2015 (REGGAE CONCERT)

LC PAVILION

SEPT 9, 2015

SEAFOOD & POULTRY FESTIVAL (MUSIC & FOOD)*

LONG ST BETWEEN HAMILTON AVE & GARFIELD AVE

SEPT 19, 2015

HAMIET BLUIETT & KIDD JORDAN (JAZZ CONCERT)

NATALIE’S COAL FIRED PIZZA

SEPT 9, 2015

THE AWAKENING (TAPESTRY PERFORMING ARTS-DANCE)

COLUMBUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SEPT 19, 2015

KEVIN TURNER (JAZZ~BACKSTAGE @ THE LINCOLN)

LINCOLN THEATRE

SEPT 10, 2015

D POWERS, C HOWES & S WALLACE (JAZZ CONCERT)

LINCOLN THEATRE

SEPT 19, 2015

MALE TALES (BERRY & NANCE DANCE PROJECT)

LINCOLN THEATRE

SEPT 11, 2015

REGGAE REVOLUTION (REGGAE W/ DJ O SHARP)

ZANZIBAR BREWS

SEPT 19, 2015

THE PERFECT GUY (THRILLER FILM)

AT A THEATRE NEAR YOU

STARTING SEPT 11, 2015

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO (DANCE)

CAPITOL THEATRE

SEPT 22, 2015

CREATIVE CONTROL (CREATIVE’S FESTIVAL)

LINCOLN THEATRE

SEPT 11-12, 2015

EMPIRE SEASON 2 PREMIERE (TV)*

FOX TV

SEPT 23, 2015

OHIO BLACK DANCE (DANCE FESTIVAL)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

SEPT 11-13, 2015

OPEN THIS END (ART EXHIBITION)*

URBAN ARTS SPACE

THRU NOV 7, 2015~RECEPTION SEPT 25, 2015

HOT TIMES (COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL)*

MAIN STREET & PARSONS AVENUE

SEPT 11-13, 2015

LAVELL CRAWFORD (COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 25-27, 2015

MARLON WAYANS (COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 11-13, 2015

REEL ABILITIES (DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

SEPT 25-29, 2015

CEDRIC EASTON & CIRCLE OF FRIENDS( JAZZ CONCERT)*

TOPIARY PARK

SEPT 12, 2015

INGRAM STREET (CD RELEASE CONCERT)

MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER

SEPT 26, 2015

COLS GOSPEL FEST W/ CHRISTON GRAY (GOSPEL MUSIC)*

FRANKLIN PARK

SEPT 12 , 2015

A GOOD MAN IS EASY TO FIND (STAGE PLAY)

NORTHLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SEPT 27, 2015

SPIT N SKETCH   (VARIETY SHOW)*

HOT TIMES ~ MAIN STREET STAGE

SEPT 12, 2015

SAUL WILLIAMS (SPOKEN WORD)

RUMBA CAFÉ

SEPT 29, 2015

JAZZ DOCUMENTARY (FILM)*

HOMEPORT GALLERY

SEPT 12 AND 26, 2015

ALABAMA SHAKES (ROCK/BLUES/SOUL CONCERT)

LC PAVILION

SEPT 29, 2015

GUS MACKER (3 ON 3 BASKETBALL)

2300 S. HAMILTON ROAD

SEPT 12-13, 2015

EXTREME GOSPEL COMEDY (CLEAN COMEDY)

FUNNY BONE

SEPT 28, 2015

*DENOTES FREE EVENT

Life is a Trip!

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L-R Lisa Shepherd, Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Vicki Saunders, Deborah Macklin.

We have our tickets! You better get yours before they sell out. Less than a month left!

Four longtime friends set out on a road-trip from Chicago to Los Angeles; what could possibly go wrong? The Trip, a hilarious one act play by Crystal Rhodes shows you exactly what happens. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7 PM at the historic Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203. PAST Productions Columbus is presenting “The Trip” as part of the Backstage at the Lincoln Series. Tickets are $10. The cast features Lisa Shepherd, Patricia L. Winbush, Vicki Thompson Saunders and Deborah Macklin.

Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.

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BCM