Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents Isabella
By David J. Valentin
Counter-Productions Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere of Isabella by David J. Valentin. Isabella is a tragic tale of how far a family can fall after tragedy strikes, and how an artist uses her craft to escape her unbearable circumstances. The story revolves around the eponymous Isabella, a teenager who lives on the streets with her addict mother, Karen, and the mother's manipulative boyfriend, Eddie. When Eddie gets into a scrape with his regular drug dealer, the "family" is forced down an unfortunate path. With Isabella, playwright and director David J. Valentin creates a powerfully intimate look at life on the streets.
Valentin’s inspiration in writing this play came from his life as a father of two girls and wanting to create a female character that could serve as a positive role model for his daughters. It is his belief that “the character didn't need to be a super hero, or have unattainable, inhuman qualities to do so. She just needed to be herself and follow her heart.” With Isabella, Valentin hopes to tell a story “about life and how we live it, and how our choices reflect what road we walk on.”
Isabella runs from April 26th to the 29th at AS220’s Black Box Theatre. This production features Victoria Ezikovich as Isabella, Jenn Shammas as Karen, Rudy Rudacious as Eddie, Jay Walker as Martin, and MJ Daly as Katherine.
AS220’s Black Box Theatre
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI
April 26th, 27th, and 28th at 7:00pm
April 29th at 2:00pm