Vivaldi's Winter

ensemble theatre · the smiley face and the frown entertainment group · Ages 14+ · United States

world premiere

The Smiley Face and The Frown Entertainment Group presents a collection of works written by Mark Mason, Ellen Chambers, and Ashley Victoria Robinson. Human nature is by far one of the most powerful forces known on Earth. Our emotions fuel our drive to make the decisions we make on a day to day basis. This three part collection, starring JP Rapozo and Ashley Victoria Robinson, focuses on the darker side of humanity all while trying to find that thread of hope. One set, two actors, three stories, and four different characters, Vivaldi’s Winter is sure to take the audience on an emotional journey while exploring humanities deepest and darkest of secrets. From our sexuality, to our natural instincts, all the way to the morals we are taught, Vivaldi’s Winter will invoke thought and emotion throughout the telling of these tales. Snuggle up, this 60 minute journey has some stormy weather ahead.

Part One- WOMAN – Taken from the play REST FOR THE WEARY SPIRIT by Mark Mason and Ellen Chambers. Performed by Ashley Victoria Robinson. Character: MELANIE SPINDLER
Genesis 2:22-“…and from the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.”

Part Two- WOMAN AND MANFLAWED by Ashley Victoria Robinson. Performed by JP Rapozo and Ashley Victoria Robinson.
Jeremiah 48:10- “…cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.”

Part Three- MAN – Original Monologue entitled HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED by Mark Mason. Performed by JP Rapozo. Character: ERIC
Leviticus 20:13- “…if a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.”

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran