While a student at Manhattanville College, director Danny Carlisto didn’t just dream of directing actors once he graduated, but instead founded the group Promise Players.
Six plays later and a degree in Elementary Education, Carlisto has now formed the summer time theater group One Take Summer Theater right here in Scarsdale.
The non-profit group, founded two years ago, will perform Francis Swann’s “Out of the Frying Pan” at 8 p.m. tonight at the Scarsdale Congregational Church.
The play is a comedy that takes place in New York City, where six young actors live in an apartment above a Broadway producer who is about to cast a road company. The actors try to get the producer upstairs to see them perform, and the whole scenario unfolds in humorous fashion.
The One Take Summer Theatre’s 14-23-year old performers hope to do Swann’s play justice. Carlisto said the actors have a range of performance experience, but enjoy getting their feet wet in a supportive environment.
“In this particular production, no actor really over powers anyone else, creating the perfect place for everyone to really shine,” he said. “One of the female actors had never acted before in her life before this, so it is a broad range of talent onstage.”
Last year, the theater group brought in more than 100 people to its performance at The Scarsdale Congregational Church. And hopefully, the turnout for tonight’s performance of “Out of the Frying Pan” will be no different.
The One Take Summer Theater’s single performance of Out of the Frying Pan will take place at in Dyckman Hall, located at 1 Heathcote Road in Scarsdale.
Admission is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and to reserve tickets, you can email them at 1take firstname.lastname@example.org.