Take Flight Repertory Theatre presents “Parallel Lives” by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. This two-woman show starring Nichole Katz-Garrison and Lindsey Gentile and directed by Christina Kiepper will be performed at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.
Inspired by the sketch comedy of Gaffney and Najimy, “Parallel Lives” is a fast-paced theatrical roller coaster ride. The play is divided into hilarious and poignant pieces with dozens of quirky, outlandish, relatable characters who will make you laugh while touching your heart.
“Parallel Lives” is by women, about women and for women, and, of course, for the men who celebrate women.
Join them as they simply and not-so-simply explore womanhood — their place as sister, mother, wife, lover, creator, seeker, friend. Buckle your seatbelts — this woman stuff is hard.
Nichole Katz-Garrison, owner and artistic director of Take Flight Repertory Theatre, graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in acting from the University of Florida. She is an accomplished director, actor and playwright and has directed and starred in countless productions, including “Into the Woods,” “The Rimers of Eldritch,” “The Long Christmas Ride Home,” “A...My Name Will Always be Alice,” “The Diviners,” “Batboy,” “Runaways,” “Gypsy,” “The Wild Party,” “Sky Diamonds,” “Wanda’s Visit,” “Good Day,” “The Clean House” and “The Graduate.”
She worked off-Broadway with Miriam Colon in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre’s production of “The Butterfly’s Evil Spell.” She spent 15 years as the director of theater for the Meritas Family of Schools and founded the Meritas National Tour Project, an exchange program bringing professional theater to schools around the country.
Katz-Garrison was the recipient of the Francis Clivaz Award, an honor given to the Educator of the Year. She now serves as a member of the Artistic Committee at Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff.
Lindsey Gentile is an actor, writer and producer from Florida and New York, and is based out of Los Angeles.
Originally from South Florida, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Miami. She is one half of the comedy duo Kelly and Lindsey, and the two have produced two web series, “Timber” and “Kelly and Lindsey Do New York.” Last summer, she played Anna in Take Flight Repertory Theatre’s production of the play “Good Day.”
At Take Flight Repertory Theatre, the goal is to provide a playground for local theater artists to explore, create and discover — to provide exceptional training for both novice and experienced actors, and to provide the community with a theater-going experience that’s human, passionate and thought-provoking. For more information visit takeflighttheatre.com or call 203-7928.
“Parallel Lives” will be performed at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission or $13 for Film Festival members and students.
Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office, by calling 282-1177 or online at SedonaFilmFestival.org. The theater and film festival office are at 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona.