Amina Productions presents A Step Beyond the Rain, a true story of loss & triumph. Performances begin on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm. It will open at the Two Roads Theatre, (4348 Tujunga Avenue) in Studio City for a 4-week limited engagement thru Sunday, July 1st.
Online PR News – 17-May-2012 – Studio City, CA – Amina Productions presents A Step Beyond the Rain, a one-woman show about a mother and her two daughters struggling under the weight of physical and mental illness. A Step Beyond the Rain begins performances on Friday, June 8th at 8:00 pm. It will open at the Two Roads Theatre, (4348 Tujunga Avenue) in Studio City for a 4-week limited engagement thru Sunday, July 1st.
A Step Beyond the Rain was written and will be performed by actress Miata Edoga. It is a true story encompassing themes of love, loyalty, loss and liberation. This one-woman show explores the relationship between three very different women, and their individual journeys towards freedom.
Veteran actor, Ashley Crow, best known for her roles in “Heroes”, “Minority Report” and “The Secret Circle” will make her directorial debut, and award winning television producer Gabrielle Yuro has signed on to produce.
“I haven't seen a stage show in as long as I can remember that impacted me like this one. I have such a deep appreciation for Miata Edoga as an actor, which is only slightly overshadowed by my admiration of her writing,” said Gabrielle Yuro, “Her ability to transition between three characters is handled so gracefully I actually forgot I was watching one person. I laughed, I cried, and left wanting everyone to see this show.”
A Step Beyond the Rain centers around three women merged by blood and destiny.
DELIA, a product of the civil right movement, struggles with the burden of “raising black children in an era where racism was very real”. By turns sympathetic, cruel, and vulnerable, DELIA parents with a harshness where discipline and high expectation trump love and affection.
Physically encumbered by a serious heart defect, SHERIFA approaches life with an intensity that comes from the expectation of an early death. Fiercely individual, she is the daughter who actively battles against DELIA’s autocratic reign, while alternately loving and resenting her younger, healthy sister.
A gentler soul, TITA carries the responsibility of trying to make life easier for both mother and sister, each seemingly unable to find happiness or peace. The cost of this role is her own sense of self, and we watch her fight to carve out the space to grow, heal and thrive.
A Step Beyond the Rain performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $25.00 for evening performances and $20.00 for Sunday matinees. For ticket reservations, please call 323.960.7862 or visit www.AStepBeyondtheRain.com target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.AStepBeyondtheRain.com>.
About Miata Edoga, Writer & Performer
Originally from New York, Miata has performed in theatres across both the United States and London. Her television and film work has included the daytime drama “General Hospital”, as well as supporting roles in John Frankenheimer’s TNT production “George Wallace” and “The Truman Show”, a Paramount film, directed by Peter Weir. Ms. Edoga graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, with an honors degree in theatre. She is also a graduate of the British American Drama Academy in London.
About Ashley Crow, Director
Ashley Crow holds a Masters Degree in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In New York, she appeared in Craig Lucas’ Prelude To a Kiss on Broadway and in The New York Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Twelfth Night and Coriolanus with Christopher Walken. She has also performed at Playwright’s Horizons, Circle Rep, Manhattan Class Company, and with Naked Angels Theatre Company.
Film credits include Spielberg’s “Minority Report”, “Little Big League”, “The Good Son”, and “Cracker Man” for PBS.
Her television credits most recently include “Heroes”, “The Secret Circle”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Mentalist”, “In Plain Sight”, and “American Dreams”. Television movies include “Silk Hope”, “Never Give Up: The Jimmy V. Story”, and “Going Home” with Jason Robards.
About Gabrielle Yuro, Producer
Gabrielle Yuro has managed multi-million dollar budgets producing campaigns for American Express, Pepsi, Budweiser, Visa, Federal Express, Lipitor, and Target, to name a few. From 2000-2003 she acted as Executive Producer for Reactor Films, a Santa Monica based commercial production company. In 2004, Yuro partnered with acclaimed director Chuck Bennett and opened a production company, Big Lawn Films. She was awarded the prestigious Silver Lion at the Cannes Film Festival for a spot produced for the Washington Lottery.
About the Two Roads Theatre
Established in 1985, the Two Roads is known as “LA’s Most Charming Small Theatre” (Studio City Sun) and is the home to the Valley Film Festival. This classic black-box, 60-seat, equity-waiver playhouse, has been extensively re-modeled, re-furbished and up-graded with all new lighting, sound & video systems and a brightly-lit 12-foot marquee.
Located in the heart of Studio City's Tujunga Village, the Two Roads Theatre provides for a wonderful theatre-going experience with cozy cafes, restaurants & bars as well as upscale boutiques & shops to visit before and after the show. Eateries and cafes include Aroma Coffee & Café, famous Vitello's Restaurant, Caioti Pizza Café, 8-1/2 Taverna, Gelato Bar, Sushi 101, Starlight Lounge and more.
About Amina Productions
Amina Productions, was created with the express purpose of entertaining people around the world, while providing opportunities for a variety of undiscovered talent. Led by owner and executive producer, Adam Martin, Amina conceives, develops, directs, produces and deploys creative content across a wide range of mediums including theatre, film, comics, motion comics and gaming.