Scenes of Love, Marriage, & the Battle of the Sexes
In Partnership of the Embassy of Spain and SPAIN arts & culture
Ambassador Theater presents Happily Ever After
by Cristina Colmena. Directed by Hanna Bondarewska
Featuring: Karin Rosnizeck as She and Doug Krehbel as He
March 12 – 30, 2014
CAST AND CREW
Choreography of Tango by Francesca Jandasek and Dan Istrate
Lights by Stephen Shetler
Costumes by Basmah Alomar
Sound and Visual Effects Design by David Crandall
One and one does not always equal two. The couple and its complicated arithmetic through three stories where characters want to be happy but they don´t know how. When you get stood up, when you wake up beside a stranger, when after thirty years you don´t know what to speak about. The loneliness of sleeping alone and of sleeping with someone.
About the Author
Cristina Colmena, writer and playwright born in Spain, has lived in New York since 2010. She has published a book of short stories, La amabilidad de los extraños (The Kindness of Strangers), and several of her short stories have appeared in literary magazines. Her plays, Typing and Happily Ever After, were included in the New Plays from Spain series as part of the PEN World Voices Festival 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism and has worked as a director and screenwriter for television. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Literature. She is also a contributor of articles and film reviews for various publications.