10 MILLION MILES
A New Musical
ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY
at the Linda Gross Theater
336 West 20th St.
(bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)
Linda Gross, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with a private practice in Manhattan. She is a training and supervising analyst and has also served as an instructor at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, where she also serves on the board of the American Board of Certification of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is a co-founder of the Women's Financial Network and the Women's Analytic Forum. Her "true passion in life is attending theatre," according to Atlantic. "She has been fascinated by the stage since the age of four, when her parents took her to see Where's Charley? and she got to visit with Ray Bolger in his dressing room following the performance. Linda and her husband Daniel are also avid collectors of contemporary art. She currently serves on the boards of Atlantic Theater Company and the Shakespeare Society."
Co-founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, Atlantic Theater Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre "dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully by both emerging and established playwrights."
Fore more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org.
Strega Nona, which means, "Grandma Witch" lived in a little town called Calabria in Italy. She was famous for her magic spells she used to help the townspeople. Strega Nona was getting old so one day, she decided to hire Big Anthony to help her keep up her house and garden. Strega Nona warned Big Anthony never to touch her magic pot, but after seeing Strega Nona magically make a dinner dish of noodles from it, he couldn't resist the temptation! Soon afterward, Strega Nona left town to visit a friend and left Big Anthony in charge of watching her house- finally he had the chance to show the townspeople the magic pot! When Strega Nona returned home, she found the town in a crazy mess and had to somehow fix the problems that Big Anthony created!
OCTOBER 7-29, 2006
Strega Nona is the musical tale of a friendly magic witch (Strega Nona) who strives to cure the ills of her tiny Italian town. The baker has bunions, his daughter wants to become an apprentice witch, and Big Anthony, a local lug, keeps sneaking unauthorized peeks at Strega Nona's magic book. When Anthony fools with the magic pasta pot but can't figure out how to turn it off, pasta threatens to engulf the whole town -- unless Strega Nona and her young apprentice can save the day.http://www.atlantictheater.org/2007/2007atlantic_for_kids.html