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Love Bites title

– North American Premiere


Written by Beverly Andrews.
Directed by Alan Hanna.

Rachel Daye Adams.
Torian Brackett.

Love Bites is a short drama which looks at a brief encounter at a wedding reception between the mother of the bride, a recent widow experiencing independence for the first time in her life and her daughter's former partner. The piece is a funny, touching and ultimately  life affirming examination of love's transformative effect on people's lives.


Cabaret Theater


Sunday - September 11 - 5pm
Monday - September 12 - 9pm
Tuesday - September 13 - 6:30pm
Thursday - September 15 - 6:30pm
Friday - September 16 - 9pm
Saturday - September 17 - 8pm
Sunday - September 18 - 2pm

Running time: Love Bites is 30 Minutes $12.

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J. ALAN HANNA (Director) recently choreographed “Speakeasy” as well as choreographed/stage managed “Nicholas Nickleby, the Musical ”, “Tom Jones”, he also stage managed “Blind Angels” and Assisted Directed the Lower East Side Festival this past May at Theater for the New City. This will be his 2nd show to work with the writer of “Love Bites” Beverly Andrews, the first being a staged reading of “Circles” last summer. We developed a friendship from it and hopefully look forward to many more productions in the future. Alan was the Production Assistant on the Off-Broadway show “Siren’s Heart” directed by Lissa Moira. He moved to NYC about 4 years so he is new to the theater scene in NY, but has been involved in acting, directing, choreographing, stage managing, and many other theatre production aspects for many years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Various directing credits include "Woman in Mind", “Proposals”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” “My Fair Lady”, “Annie”, ”Sherlock’s Last Case”, “Anything Goes”, and “Stepping Out” just to name a few. He received DFW top 10 Column Critics’ awards for directing “I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change” and “Rumors”. Carlos, thank you for all your love and support, I couldn’t do it without you by my side!!!

Rachel Daye Adams (Dorothy) is a company member of The Complete Theatre Company in NYC. Rachel began working in the theatre at age ten and received her BA in Theatre Arts from Meredith College, NC. She has trained with the Groundlings in Los Angeles as well as The Pit in NYC. Her performance credits include multiple commercials, musicals and independent movies including a Huggies commercial, Madeline in Nicholas Nickleby, Suzanne in Tom Jones, Mrs. Little in Theatre IV's production of Stuart Little, and she was also seen as Anne Meara on Celebrity Ghost Stories. She has most recently expanded into voice overs and is the voice for Soft Spot Puppies and multiple national War of the Roses segments.

Torian Brackett (Luke) is honored to participate in this year's Dream Up Festival! Credits include, Speakeasy: Adventures in Wonderland (Theater for the New City); The Fantasticks, Urinetown, The Wild Party.



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