Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Planet Connections Interview - Dorothy Marcic of Married Plus One

By Byrne Harrison

Name: Dorothy Marcic
Play: Married Plus One
Relationship to production: Playwright

How did you first get involved in theatre?

I first got involved in theater as a child, when I wrote plays from age six and sold tickets to neighborhood kids for five cents.

Who are your biggest influences?

Sam Shepard, Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman.

What inspired you to write Married Plus One?

Knowing some people who are raising a mentally challenged child and seeing the difficulties, especially when the parent is not mature.

What made you want to perform in an eco-friendly theatre festival like Planet Connections?

I love the Planet Connections values and think we need more people and organizations who are Green.

Planet Connections is fairly unique in that a portion of the box office for each show is donated to a charity. What charity have you chosen and why?

My charity is Longchamp Charities, that helps families in Haiti. Since my play is about the struggles of family life, I wanted something related to that.

What's next for you after Planet Connections?

I have a musical that is playing in Philadelphia and hopefully will go to South Florida in the winter.

And finally, if you could go back in time and meet yourself as a kid, what advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t let people talk you out of the dream that is in your heart.

Married Plus One
Written by Dorothy Marcic
Directed by Michelle Best

Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission

Venue: The Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor

Performance dates:
Sun 6/13 @ 9pm
Mon 6/14 @ 6:15pm
Sat 6/19 @ 11:30am
Mon 6/21 @ 4:30pm
Fri 6/25 @ 4:30pm
Sat 6/26 @ 9pm

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