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Emmy-Award Winning Writer, Christopher Canaan Creates New Theatrical Production Reading - Premieres MAY 25 & 26
We love new, creative works of any kind, especially theatrical! Come and experience a theatrical reading of our friend’s latest creation, Sprinkles & Glaze, inspired by love and his love of New Hope! More info below!
New to New Hope from LA is Emmy-Award Winning Writer Chris Canaan. Canaan presents his latest work, Sprinkles and Glaze - A Premiere about a love-story, filled with music that will touch your heart! Sprinkles & Glaze feature local performers, Deborah Peckman & Righteous Jolly. Photo Credit: Contributed
Premiering May 25th and 26th only, tickets will be sold at the door, on a first-come basis at the New Hope Solebury High School Theater. Address: 182 Bridge Street, New Hope, PA
OFFICIAL RELEASE: Emmy Award-Winning writer, Christopher Canaan will present a world premiere staged reading of his new play, "Sprinkles & Glaze." The play revolves around two young people from New Hope-Solebury High who meet and fall in love at the Dunkin' Donuts on Main Street. We follow their dreams, hopes and aspirations – their joy and their sorrow. The play is influenced by such classics as "Our Town," "The Fantasticks," "Love Letters," and "The Notebook." This staged reading features Deborah Peckman and Righteous Jolly and is directed by Claudia Perry.
Don MacLeod of Paramount Studios writes: This is a uniquely beautiful piece that I think people are craving at this time. A deep need for a time when things were complex yet simple enough that you could sustain a hope that they would turn out the way you wanted. It is probably why a huge percentage of people spend the holidays watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
I know that it is the kind of show that audiences will leave and not be unable to stop talking about because it will hit home on so many levels. It will remind some of their own lives, beliefs and experiences. It will challenge them to move forward on things that they can, because it is the things you don’t do that you regret more than those things you do. Or it will give them peace that they have found a taste of what Ed and Sue had… and are grateful.
Performances are at the New Hope-Solebury School, 182 Bridge Street, New Hope on May 25 at 7:30 and May 26 at 2:30. Tickets are available at the door: $15 general admission and $10 for students.
Canaan spent many years in the Los Angeles where he won an Emmy working with Michael Mann on the mini-series "Camerena: Drug Wars." He was also co-creator of "Walker: Texas Ranger. He has written for CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, The Family Channel and has had two feature films produced: "Robinson Crusoe," with Pierce Brosnan, and "No Good Deed," with Samuel L. Jackson. His "script doctor" services have been deployed him to production rewrites all over the world including, Kenya, Australia, England, Canada and Papua New Guinea.
After receiving an MFA in acting from U. C. San Diego, Canaan performed in regional theater across the country before settling in Hollywood in the late 1970s. He is overjoyed to be on the east coast and working in his first love – theater.
He and his wife, Kathy, live in New Hope with their dog Molly, where he continues to write, conduct his personal workshop, The Red Parrot Players, and teach at the College of New Jersey and the Solebury School.
For several years, Canaan taught screenwriting for the Writers Program at UCLA Extension and has lectured at various universities, including the University of California, Berkeley, USC, Play Penn and California Lutheran University. Canaan is a member of the faculty at the Academy of Cinema in Athens, Greece, where he taught creative writing. He has also taught at the Bucks County Playhouse, and currently teaches at The College of New Jersey and the Solebury School. His play, “WRITER’S BLOCK: An Absurd Comedy With Lofty Ambitions,” ran last year at the Phillips Mill Playhouse.
DEBORAH PECKMAN OFFICIAL BIO: Sue (Sprinkles) - Deborah is an actor/singer living in New Hope, PA. She has performed in regional theaters and national tours throughout the country and in Ravello, Italy and Dublin, Ireland. When not performing, Deborah works as a theater teaching artist/director at various assisted living facilities in PA and NJ. Recent roles include Nellie in South Pacific, Eulalie in The Music Man, Caiaphas in an all-female version of Jesus Christ Superstar and Marie in Lombardi. She is eternally grateful to Marcus and her two boys, Sam and Zachary, for supporting her in this endeavor.
RIGHTEOUS JOLLY OFFICIAL BIO: Ed (Glaze) a Circle In The Square Alumni Last seen in the staged reading ofChris Canaans’ ‘Franco Franko’ Is super stoked to be back under the Canaan Umbrella! ‘Thank You Sir’New York Credits Include: Bury The Dead, The Apple Tree, La Ronde, A Levittown Story, Having A Ball With God. Regional Credits: Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Orphans (Phillip), Marvin’s Room (Hank), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Andrew), Mirette (Bellini).Mamma Mia (Sam) Film, TV, & Web: Robert McKenzie in ‘Gemini Rising’. Krampus in’ Merry Krampus’.Lorenzo de Medici and King Charlemagne in ‘The Pope: A Mini Series’. Righteous has sang in and fronted the bands ‘Syrrah’, and ‘The Jolly Tinkers’. He Hosts his zany brand of Trivia Every Tuesday night at The Temperance House in Newtown & Thursday Nights at Triumph Brewery here in New Hope. But he digresses, most Importantly He is The Husband to Jayna, and the Father Of Noble Leif, and Rhonin Zeal. He’d like to thank you for reading this bio!
CLAUDIA PERRY OFFICIAL BIO: Claudia Perry is an Actress, Singer, Composer/Lyricist, Playwright & Director who has worked on stage and in film with Peter Falk, Fred Gwynne, Tony Musante, Jay Arnold, Paxton Whitehead & William Friedkin. She wrote and recorded Title Songs for the Indie Film, “Variety” and for TV Pilots, “Dearly Beloved” & “Town Trekkers”. She is currently Critic at Large online Her play, “Vienna, My City of Dreams”, was given a reading by the Dramatists Guild’s Philly Footlights at Adrienne Theatre As Vocalist with Jazz Celebration Big Band she recorded the CD, “Little Girl with a Big Band” and appears at Café Lava in Philadelphia, monthly. See Video, Film & Music clips at www.claudiaperry.com. Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, Dramatists Guild Inc., BMI-Musical Theatre Workshop (Alumna).
CHRISTOPHER CANAAN’S OFFICIAL BIO: CHRISTOPHER CANAAN won an Emmy with Michael Mann for the mini-series, “Camerena: Drug Wars.” He has written and produced movies and mini-series for CBS, NBC, ABC, The Family Channel, Fox, USA, Show Time, Hallmark and Starz Encore, including “Cries Unheard,” with Hillary Swank, “Robinson Crusoe,” starring Pierce Brosnan, and Dashiell Hammett’s “The House On Turk Street,” starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Additionally, he was co-creator of the CBS series, “Walker Texas Ranger.” He developed a contemporary version of “The Prince and he Pauper” for Prince Edward of England, and “Project Millennium” for George Lucas. His screen adaptations include novels by Elmore Leonard, Ann Rice and Robert Ludlum.
Canaan holds an MFA in Theater from the University of California, San Diego. He also studied theater history and criticism at NYU and was a student at the Stella Adler Studio. Canaan has performed in regional theater at the Old Globe Theater, the Los Angeles Music Center where he performed with Charlton Heston in “Crucifer of Blood.” He also performed he professional repertory companies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Dartmouth College, and Tufts University.