THE EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THE TWELVE-POUND LOOK
The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company’s first production of 2022 – and its seventh film – premieres on YouTube on April 29 at 7 PM and will be available for viewing through the end of May. This charming one-act play by the author of Peter Pan is directed by Kim Dupuis, with cinematography and editing by David Teubner, art direction by Susan Sanders, production assistance by Tristan Shawley, and poster design by David Teubner and Kyle Petrillo.
The cast features Damien Licata as the aristocratic Edwardian gentleman about to be made a knight, Kenzie Yelin, as the working class typist hired to answer the many congratulations he has received, and Laura Carbonneau as the soon-to-be Lady Sims. Supporting roles are filled by Wendy Almeida as the maid, and John McMahon as the butler.
This play was filmed on location at the Keene Public Library, which graciously made available its Green Room for the Edwardian parlor in which the play is set. The Library and The Edge have worked together for many years, both in providing a venue for Edge productions and in creating original programs for the Library. "It's great to have partnerships that create a win-win for each organization and benefit the public," said Marti Fiske, Director of the Library. This partnership was especially significant during the pandemic. As The Edge turned to filming one-act plays to keep its art going at a time when large gatherings were not possible, it also gave organizations like the Library and the Historical Society an opportunity to show off their buildings in new ways. “The set that The Edge created for the Library's Green Room was lovely,” said Fiske. “It was so cozy and homey, all of the Library staff wanted to live in it themselves!"
The Putnam Foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation, and More Than a Thrift Shop are generously supporting our productions.
This film, like The Edge’s other six online productions created during the pandemic, is being offered free of charge. But, as Founding Artistic Director Kim Dupuis emphasized, filming is very expensive, and with no box office receipts to support the production, money is very short. Hence, donations are fervently requested.
Donations can be made by going to www.edgeensemble.org and clicking on the donate button.
To view The Twelve-Pound Look, go to The Edge’s website, www.edgeensemble.org or search for Edge Ensemble on YouTube or you can use the direct link at the top of this email. It can then be viewed on your computer or on your television.