As an oft-commended visual artist, Ellie Brown has used myriad means to reveal the interplay between life’s complex components and simple sides. Primarily gaining renown as a photographer, the 39-year-old has traded the power of a lens for that of pens, transforming her girlhood reflections into “Dear Diary, Bye,” her debut play running through Sunday.
Sarah Sanford often ponders her progression as a theater personality, using “Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” from poet Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day” as a cue for copious inquiries.
Regarding performing as “the best rush in the world,” Sam Sherburne usually acquires his kicks through heavily comedic turns. For his New City Stage Co. role as John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to gun down President Ronald Reagan March 30, 1981, the resident of the 1500 block of Federal Street is displaying his diversity and is experiencing a shot of novelty, too.
As a newly minted graduate of the Massachusetts-situated College of the Holy Cross, Katherine Fritz moved to Philadelphia in August 2008 minus assurance the City of Brotherly Love could prove tirelessly affectionate to her professional goals.