Till There Was You, written by Raven Petretti-Stamper, is a classic tale: Boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, boy and girl go from bliss to break-up and, six years later, run into each other again. But boy is married, and boy has kids…and boy are they in trouble, because boy still likes girl (and girl likes him, too).
Fun Fact: One of the monologues in the show will be featured in Smith & Kraus' Best Women's Monologues of 2020 anthology.
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Paige Taylor is a strong, self-made woman whose thriving business doesn’t leave her much time for a personal life. With no new love on the horizon, memories of the good days with her ex, Darren, bubble up, but one text or email quickly snaps her back to the task at hand and puts him in the back of her mind…until she accidentally bumps into him in Central Park and her whole life turns upside down. What should have been a quick, awkward exchange turns into a rehashing of their break up and the surprise confession that they both still have feelings for one another. But it’s not that easy: he’s married, unhappily, and has kids, and her life doesn’t have room for extra complications. They should walk away, but instead we watch as the challenges of reconnecting humorously unfold—even the wife gets in on the action—and we ride along as Paige struggles down the road less traveled. Was her memory of him better than reality? Is this a rebound or really true love? And does love conquer all, after all? Those questions and more are answered in this atypical romantic comedy that toys with the age-old question, “What if…?”
Hannah’s been riding out the pandemic in her small New York apartment with her husband and rambunctious puppy dog Leo – an adventure which inspired her mockumentary web series, Love in the Time of Corona: A Comedy (now available on Roku) Pre-pandemic, Hannah appeared in multiple award-winning films and noteworthy theater productions including an Off-Broadway production of Danny and The Deep Blue Sea directed by Helen Hayes nominated Peter Allas, and Masha in the US premiere of Lucy Caldwell’s Irish adaptation of Three Sisters directed by Christopher McCann. Most recently, Hannah starred in a new short film by Jean Passanante and appeared in a zoom production of a new play by Rich Orloff. She is currently in development for her first feature script.www.HannahBeck.org.
Eddie Capuano has previously been in Off-Broadways: My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral. Other favorite roles: Mikel in Pillowman, Little Charles in August Osage County, Bill in Lobby Hero and Toddy in Take Me Out.
Paeton is thrilled to be performing the role of Olivia in the reading of Raven Petretti’s brilliant play Till There Was You. Paeton is an NYC-based actress who, since the pandemic, has been involved in various small virtual readings and theatrical projects. Her pre-pandemic, credits include: two different productions of The Nether (Iris) at the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; Town Mouse, Country Mouse (Monty) at the Indiana Repertory Theatre; Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Colleen/Lisa) at the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis; and the world premiere production of Human Rites (Lydia) at the Phoenix Theatre
Classically trained, Jessica has played roles from Shakespeare to Caryl Churchill. Her NY theater debut was in IRT’s 3B Development Series of The Trade Federation. LA Theater credits include Flower Duet (Road Theater Co.), Mad Forest (Open Fist), Early & Often (Open Fist), Room Service (Open Fist). TV/Film Credits: Law & Order: SVU, Billions (opposite Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff), New Amsterdam, the feature film Midnighters (from the director of The Walking Dead), and Letters from the Big Man (with Lily Rabe, 2011 Official Sundance Selection). She has also starred in several National Commercials. She has a BA from UCLA’s Theater, Film & Television. Jessica is currently in development on her first feature film, in collaboration with her producing partner. She took up watercolor during Quarantine and now watercolors your pet and gives the proceeds to charity!
Wayne Alan Wilcox is an American actor/singer who is best known for his role of Marty on the TV show Gilmore Girls and his appearance in the film version of the musical Rent. Also, Fellow Travellers at Bay Street Theater, Sense and Sensibility at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Light In The Piazza, The Last Five Years, Bright Star, Suddenly, Last Summer, The Pride, A Man Of No Importance at Lincoln Center. Broadway credits include Coram Boy, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Normal Heart(Drama Desk Award), Chaplin. Some TV: Fosse/Verdon, The Good Fight, Elementary, Law and Order, Mania Days,
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Allen MacLeod is a NYC-based theatrical director. Recent credits include The Trade Federation (IRT Theater), Prophesy (The Fresh Fruit Festival, best direction award), Look What You Started (The Green Room 42), A Bit Too Much About Me (NAMI), Totally Gay and Almost Happy (The Duplex), You’re Not My Type (The Duplex), Out of Touch (Secret Theatre), and Fireside Chat (Manhattan Rep.); Associate/assistant credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The Kennedy Center); I Hate Hamlet (Bucks County Playhouse); Frozen: A Musical Spectacular (Disney Cruise Lines); Presto Change-o, A Little More Alive, and Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage); We Are the Tigers (Gallery Players); and the The inaugural season at the Script @
Raven’s full length plays include 2020: A Fantasy and ‘Till There Was You. Her one-act plays have been presented through various festivals at Theater Workshop of Owensboro (KY), Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Shetler Studios, Looking Glass Theatre (NY) and Wellesley College's Upstage (MA). Her short plays have been published in Smith & Krauss’ Best Women's Monologues of 2020, Laughter is the Best Medicine: Forty-Five 5 Minute Plays in the Time of Coronavirus and the Little Red Theatre Company’s Tiny Plays from the Quarantine. She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.