David Van Asselt’s A Fable Heads Off-Broadway

first_imgDavid Van Asselt’s A Fable is to receive its world premiere off-Broadway. Directed by Daniel Talbott, the production will have a limited engagement May 3 through June 28. Opening night is set for May 22 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Music is by Elizabeth Swados, set design is by John McDermott, costume design is by Tristan Raines, lighting design is by Joel Moritz, projection design is by Kaitlyn Pietras, sound design is by Janie Bullard and fight direction is by UnkleDave’s Fight-House. View Comments Van Asselt is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. His credits include Dog Daze, Incident at Irving’s Pet Place (a radio play), A Trip to the Beach and Winning.center_img A Fable takes into question how each choice we make can drastically change our ending. The adventure of an idealist spurred on by love to right a long-forgotten wrong, A Fable follow his encounters with a whole cast of characters—colorful and corrupt, lucky and ill-fated—as they each grope their way through a landscape of nationwide strife and corporate greed. The cast includes Edward Carnevale, Liza Fernandez, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Maxwell Hamilton, Jerry Matz, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Eileen Rivera, Pamela Shaw, Samantha Soule, Alok Tewari, Sanford Wilson and Gordon Joseph Weiss.last_img read more

Oklahoma coal company pans utility’s solar plans in Indiana

first_imgOklahoma coal company pans utility’s solar plans in Indiana FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Alliance Resource Partners is urging Indiana regulators to deny Vectren South’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct a proposed 50-megawatt solar facility, according to filings with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.Debate over what would be one of the largest solar projects in Indiana to date is heating up at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, which is expected to enter a final order in the case in the first half of 2019.Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Alliance, along with the entire Indiana coal industry, is opposing plans by Vectren South to shutter about 700 MW of its coal-fired generating capacity by 2023, keeping open only 270-MW Unit 3 at the Culley power plant in Warrick County, Indiana. Alliance has argued that fuel and generation “diversity” is not a sufficient justification for the $76 million project.Alliance, in a regulatory filing last week, said Vectren has never demonstrated the need for additional generating capacity and is expected to have an approximately 200-MW generation surplus in 2025. Given that projection, building the solar project in Perry County, Indiana, merely to diversify the utility’s generation portfolio is ill-advised and could cost Vectren South’s 140,000 ratepayers millions of dollars in unnecessary expense over the years, the coal company contends.Vectren, in a rebuttal to the Alliance filing, disagreed. “As with other solar projects the commission has approved, increasing capacity was never a main driver for the solar project,” Vectren said. “Vectren South presented evidence that the primary drivers for the solar project are diversifying Vectren South’s generation portfolio, complementing existing generation resources, low variable-cost power, and responding to customer desires and encouraging economic development.”Vectren also disputed Alliance’s claim that only a handful of Vectren’s largest customers, including Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA, have encouraged the utility to add more renewable energy resources to its mix.More: Alliance argues against Vectren’s proposed solar project in Indianalast_img read more

NegOcc cops to probe SAP fund anomalies

first_imgBACOLOD City – Police authorities in Negros Occidental is launching an extensive investigation on the supposed anomalies in the distribution of financial aid to economically displaced residents due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. On Monday, Colonel Romeo Baleros, police provincial chief, said he directed PNP units all police chiefs in the province to prioritize the investigation of graft and corruption cases against local officials on the distribution of cash aid under the social amelioration program (SAP).  “I gave particular orders to the chiefs of police to direct their intelligence officers and investigators to go to the field to validate reports. This will encourage increased vigilance among the people in the barangays,” according to Baleros. He further directed these police chiefs to establish “action centers” with dedicated hotline numbers which will receive and act on any reports of irregularities on the SAP distribution. center_img Meanwhile, Baleros has encouraged all Negrenses to report to the nearest police station through their posted hotline numbers any information on anomalies that they know, assuring that their identities will be protected./PN The Negros Occidental Provincial Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit was also tasked to assist the stations. last_img read more

Back to normal: Michigan sweeps UW softball team

first_imgLeah Vanevenhoven had two hits for the Badgers, but it wasn\’t enough to prevent a Michigan sweep.[/media-credit]The win streak lasted all of three days as the University of Wisconsin softball team battled through rain and its own sloppy play in being swept 10-0 and 5-0 by No. 9 Michigan at home Saturday.The Badgers sat through three rain delays in the two games as scattered thunderstorms rolled through the Madison area. The second game was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning and eventually called off, though the game will count as the teams completed at least five innings.The first game was a battle of two of the Big Ten’s four southpaws, with Leah Vanevenhoven starting for the Badgers and Nikki Nemitz getting the nod for the Wolverines.It was a classic pitcher’s duel until Michigan scored two runs in the fifth inning. Nemitz hit one of her two doubles in the game to lead off the inning and advanced to third on one of Vanevenhoven’s four wild pitches. With UM’s Teddi Ewing batting, UW catcher Dana Rasmussen tried to pick off Nemitz at third, but the ball slipped by shortstop Katie Soderberg into left field, allowing Nemitz to score. The first rain delay was called soon after and the second UM run scored on a wild pitch after play resumed.“All of the rain [Saturday] obviously made it tough to play in,” UW head coach Chandelle Schulte said.UM leadoff hitter Steph Kirkpatrick went 2-for-5 with four walks and 3 RBI’s on the series to lead the Wolverines. Michigan slugger Amanda Chidester was held in check, however, going 0-for-7 with a sacrifice fly for an RBI. Vanevenhoven and Jen Krueger both had two hits for the Badgers.Vanevenhoven, starting her fourth game in the last week, was pulled for Letty Olivarez in the sixth. Olivarez had been sitting out of the game with flu-like symptoms, and it showed in her pitching, as Michigan tacked on three more runs in the inning and five in the seventh to put the game out of reach for Wisconsin.Control issues plagued the Badgers’ pitchers all afternoon as they combined to issue 12 walks and throw nine wild pitches in the doubleheader.In addition to shaky pitching, UW’s offense was its usual anemic self, being shutout for the 17th and 18th times of the season. The Badgers mustered only six hits and two walks in the series and looked overmatched at times by the Wolverines pitchers.Wisconsin had an opportunity to take the lead in the third inning of the first game, loading the bases with one out. But Theresa Boruta and Livi Abney struck out swinging to end the threat and UW would manage only six more baserunners in the series.“I thought we did a good job at the plate in game one against the Big Ten’s best pitcher getting five hits off of Nemitz,” Schulte said. “But we were unable to get those runs home, a problem we have had all season.”In beating the Badgers, Nemitz reached the 20 win mark for the third consecutive season. She lowered her Big Ten-leading ERA to 0.74 and had nine strikeouts.Wisconsin had just as little success against game two starter Jordan Taylor, who gave up just one hit and two walks in five innings of work.The series capped off a week where Wisconsin faced five of the conference’s best pitchers. Every starter the Badgers have faced since April 18 ranked in the top 10 in the conference in ERA, wins and strikeouts. Wisconsin went 1-5 in those games.Michigan pushed its win streak over Wisconsin to 14 and also has never lost a game at Goodman Diamond. The Wolverines have won their last 15 games of the season, with their last loss on March 22 at Northwestern.last_img read more