Published on Tuesday 4 June 2019

Last week’s presentation of a Maltese play to an American audience was a first for Arts Council Malta in New York.

For this production, New York Based South African artistic director Kim Kerfoot, assembled a stellar cast of  actors, whose outstanding voices and stage presence brought to life Andre Mangion’s play (trans. by Simon Bartolo). The play was presented  at the Istituto Cervantes on May 13th in New York.

The cast included, actors Matt Consalvo and Alex Marz playing Dyson Cumbo and Raymond Beck respectively, as well as Christopher Randolph ( as Mayor Cumbo), Stella Pulo ( as Grandma Beck & Blair), Richard Waddingham ( as George Beck & Il-Gistuz), Jim DeMonic ( as Grillu & Charlie), Lev Harvey ( as Victor Beck), Jack McLaughlin ( stage reader), and British actor Martin Ewens ( as the Inspector and Il-Lover), - best known for his work in film and TV, most notably for his appearance in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes', and his recurring role on Amazon's comedy series 'Red Oaks'.

This event was produced by Origin Theatre Company in partnership with Arts Council Malta in New York, and presented as part of the second annual European Month of Culture New York City series, produced in association with the European Union Delegation for the United States.

Origin Theatre Company is devoted to introducing New York audiences to an illuminating spectrum of new theatre voices from across Europe.