$25 until Nov 3rd
Students / Seniors:
Nov 7th - 17th
Thursday - Saturday 8pm
The Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ
William is delighted to be making his J City Theater debut with LOVE SONG. In addition to appearing on stage and screen, he also co-produces the award-winning paranormal audiodrama podcast Uncanny County (uncannycounty.com). NY theatre credits include: The Country House (Morningside Players); Blizzard ’67, The Abduction of Becky Morris (NY Fringe); The Soldier Dreams (Theatre East); and working with such companies as Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, New Georges, Cake Productions, and others. This December will mark Cake’s 8th annual production It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (and William’s 6th turn as George Bailey). TV: The Blacklist, High Maintenance, Law & Order: SVU, and more. Film: Alone, After You're Gone, If the Trees Could Talk, and others. Member of AEA & SAG- AFTRA. WilliamFranke.com
Wendy Weber-Bratton is thrilled to return to the fabulous J CITY Theater! Wendy has appeared on Law and Order, the Onion News Network and in the full-length film, Pearl. Favorite past productions include Talking About Diana (Manhattan Repertory Theater), As Bees In Honey Drown (J CITY Theater), L'Image (Jersey City Theater Center), State of the Union (J CITY Theater), Silly on Sixth (Hudson Theater Ensemble), Heavy Craft/Soft Landing (Art House Productions) and California Suite (The Company). She credits her precious friends for keeping her sane and sends kisses and hugs to those three almost-adults who have been the best production of her lifetime. And special thanks to her brand-new husband for all the things.
Ms. Cockrell has a master’s degree in directing from the University of Kentucky and an MFA from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has directed hundreds of plays around the US. As an actress, Sandy was last seen as Maude Guttman in J CITY Theater’s Bakersfield Mist and Morgan Wright in Clark Gable Slept Here. Other favorite roles include Alexa in As Bees In Honey Drown, Jack Lawson in the New Jersey premier of David Mamet’s Broadway hit Race, Tibby in Regrets Only and Evie in Gun-Shy. Her most recent NYC performance was as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet at Webster Hall. Regionally, she has performed with Actors Theater of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St. Louis Repertory
and Hudson Shakespeare
Mr. Cockrell is a psychotherapist and founder of Walk and Talk Therapy, Online Marital Counseling and The Online Counseling Directory where he trains therapists on the benefits of Online Therapy. Originally from Kentucky, he moved to Jersey City with his wife in 1997. He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and National Public Radio as well as in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and The Times of London. Most recently he was featured on CBS’s “The Doctor’s”. As an actor, he has performed in several J CITY Theater productions including Clark Gable Slept Here, A Tuna Christmas, and State of the Union.
Frank Ippolito is a visual artist and singer-songwriter who moved to Jersey City in 2011. Early on, Frank established the long running Jersey City musical staple, the Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriters Workshop. He released a solo CD, The Watermark Project, in 2015. Frank Ippolito's solo music is an acoustic-electric mix of folk, rock, and world music. Its sonic palette may include the lilting melody of Irish whistle, the quiet ebb and flow of cello, or a hot stab of trumpet - all held together by the austere scrape of acoustic guitar or splash of piano. With a vocal delivery that is as varied as it is hard to pin down, Frank Ippolito’s sonorous voice at times evokes a young Cat Stevens; elsewhere it conjures shades of a wizened, late-career Leonard Cohen. Whatever voice that is called upon, it is always one of a storyteller eager to explore another tale.
Stephanie Louise Opper
Stephanie is a freelance stage manager from Yonkers, NY. Since graduating from SUNY Purchase in 2016, she has stage managed several productions, including several shows with Red Theater Purchase, Tartuffe with Two Headed Rep, A Muslim in the Midst, written by Anand Rao, Crimes of the Heart with Axial Theatre, as well as having been the assistant stage manager for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors at the Olney Theatre Center, amongst others. Stephanie is very grateful and excited to be working with JCity Theater on Love Song. She would like to thank God for his blessings, and her parents, sister, Abuela, family, friends, and boyfriend for their endless love and support.
Nick is an actor, comedian, and writer originally from Wichita, Kansas and now a proud Jersey City resident who can frequently be seen in NYC with the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, as a frequent student, performer, and House Manager. He is also a Production Assistant in the Emmy-winning media department at the Metropolitan Opera, aiding in the live HD broadcast of world class operas, and he also has a hand in the creation of other independent digital productions. Nick is also Stage Managing the new musical "Enlargement" for the 2018 Fringe Festival.