Jennifer Massey News
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Jennifer recently performed in a staged reading of Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire.

The play, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett -? a couple who have everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.

The staged reading was directed by Billy-Christopher Maupin and featured Jennifer Massey (as Becca) as well as other local performers, John Moon (as Howie), Irene Ziegler, Erin Thomas and Jacob Pennington.

Rabbit Hole is currently in consideration for full production in the 2008-2009 season at the Firehouse Theatre Project. Look for details by visiting http://www.firehousetheatre.org/.
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Jennifer Massey appears as Mrs. Van Buren in Barksdale Theatre's production of "Intimate Apparel".

The story, written by Lynn Nottage, takes place in 1905 and revolves around a 35-year-old unmarried black seamstress, named Esther, who struggles to make it on her own in New York City by creating beautiful lingerie for the ladies of Lower Manhattan. Massey plays one of Esther's high society customers... seeking companionship as well as couture.

"In her role as Mrs. Van Buren, Jennifer Massey adeptly channels the inner pain and uncertainty of a woman married to a man who treats her with disdain. She fills the stage with her presence and is as convincing as she is surprising."
-- Richmond.com
(April 18, 2007)

"Intimate Apparel" runs April 13 through May 20 at Barksdale Theatre. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 804-282-2620.
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Jennifer participated in the 2007 Virginia Arts & Letter's Live event in Richmond, VA.

This popular event brings together music, literature, and live performance in one exciting evening where Virginia actors read short stories written by Virginia authors. Jennifer read "What Is Visible" by Kimberly Elkins, while also performing the dialogue in sign language.

Jennifer's vocal performance is now featured on the 2-CD set of "The Best of Virginia Arts & Letters LIVE, Volume 1" which is now available online. For more information and to purchase CDs visit www.barksdalerichmond.org/all.html. (All sales proceeds benefit the James River Writers.)

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Jennifer is appearing in this year's benefit performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at the Firehouse Theatre.

Proceeds from this year?s "Vagina Monologues" shows benefit Safe Harbor, which provides housing and rehabilitation services for abused women and children.

This year?s Vagina Monologues is directed by Jessica Fulbright, and features other favorite Richmond actresses such as Erin Martin, Jacqui O?Connor, Melissa Johnston Price, Laine Satterfield, Heidi Vaiksnoras, Ashley Wright, and more! Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets online, please visit The Firehouse Theatre.

Thursday & Friday, February 1 & 2, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler?s award winning play The Vagina Monologues. Visit www.vday.org to learn more about this monumental event.

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"Jennifer Massey, playing a student, a wife, a tragic lover and model, as well as narrating, is tirelessly emotionally charged and entertaining."
-- Style Weekly
(November 15, 2006)

Jennifer Massey and Scott Wichmann in The Secret of Madame Bonnard's Bath

"...Scott Wichmann and Jennifer Massey take on multiple roles with... passion."
Of Massey's work: "Each character is finely drawn and fully realized in the actress's performance."
-- Richmond Times Dispatch
(November 4, 2006)

"Just as impressive, Jennifer Massey plays [5 roles] and also narrates the play for us. The on-stage narration is a brave move that Horowitz, Massey and director Kenneth Cahall pull off with confidence to spare... with Massey switching into character on the spot."


"....it?s exhilarating to see a play that moves so quickly."
-- BRICK WEEKLY
(November 9, 2006)

The play runs through November 25, 2006:
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 4pm

For details or to purchase tickets, please visit The Firehouse Theatre.

Rusty Wilson and Jennifer Massey in The Secret of Madame Bonnard's Bath
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"The Secret of Madame Bonnard's Bath", a new play by Israel Horowitz, is soon to open at the Firehouse Theatre Project in Richmond, VA. Jennifer plays multiple characters, and even sports some new blonde hair for the show.

The story is based on the real-life French artist, Pierre Bonnard, the women he painted, and the love he knew and lost.

Performances run:
Thursday through Sunday
November 2nd - November 25th

For details or to purchase tickets, please visit The Firehouse Theatre.

The Secret of Madame Bonnard's Bath - Poster
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Jennifer will soon be appearing as 'Beth' in the play "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies. The play centers around four middle-aged married friends -- one couple is divorcing, while the other has managed to sustain a long life together. Faced with divorce, all four people are forced to grapple with questions of loyalty, commitment and love. What friendships will survive? What marriage will last? When should you stay together or break apart? And, how do we know?

The play runs April 27 - May 20, 2006 at the Firehouse Theatre Project in Richmond, VA. For details or to purchase tickets, please visit The Firehouse Theatre.
 
 
 
 
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