“Wide Open” Encore Performances!

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Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Welcomes Back “WIDE OPEN” Stage Play for two Encore performances!

 After a phenomenal performance by Shireal Renee and the entire cast the Wide Open stage play was left with a standing ovation. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s, Curator of Film and Theater, Debbie Gaudet said with much enthusiasm, “This show should be on Broadway…” Debbie has invited the production back for an encore performance in the Aetna Theater on February 5th and 6th 2011; show will run 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  This time around former president of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Travelers Foundation John H. Motley will host both nights.

Wide Open is an unconventional one-woman show, there are other actors on stage at various times but the main character Renee is the only one with a speaking role; the other incredibly talented actors play Renee’s thoughts expressing them through interaction and dance movements. The plot is a poetic journey through a young woman’s life as she battles with growing pains, adversity and suffers through an abusive relationship, finally turning to God to help her get through. The show is comical, heartfelt, spiritual, universal and timeless with a hopeful message that anyone can relate to.

Fox 61’s Stan Simpson says, “It was a very powerful show”, “Spectacular!” says audience member Jami, “Encore Please…”was requested from viewer Marsha and rave reviews go on and on from those in attendance.  The success of the event also allowed for Wide Open to give a charitable donation in support a local organization Hope 4 Autism.  A group bringing support and awareness to children and family’s who have been affected by Autism.

With all the wonderful things coming from this show it was an absolute MUST for an encore performance!  The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Aetna Theater is the perfect host for this event the museum is a historical landmark in Hartford and it is opening its doors to breathe life into a vision created by a hometown artists; the Executive Producer, Writer and Star of the show Shireal Renee.  With the red carpets, trumpets and entertaining intermission theater goers will be engulfed in the Wide Open experience from the moment the step out of their cars. 

This show is guaranteed to touch the hearts of everyone in attendance.  Purchase tickets online at www.byreneevisions.com

By Renee Visions supports Hope 4 Autism
You asked for it…YOU GOT IT…the ENCORE performance of “Wide Open” will take place on February 5th & 6th 2011 at the Aetna Theater in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art!!!

600 Main Street
Downtown Hartford, CT

…Saturday February 5, 2011 @ 7pm
Sunday February 6, 2011 @ 2pm

Hosted by: John H. Motley

Starring: Shireal Renee
Tarishi Shuler
Sharece Sellem
Lenise Smith
Najari Williams, Raven Jennings

Directed by:
Darlene Brandon
Assistant Director:
Tracy Caldwell
Stage Manager:
Patrice Bruce
Sharece Sellem
Maurice “Reese” Clark
Tanisha Brandon-Wilson

***Tickets are available ONLINE now*** Group rates do not apply to online orders

$25 in advance
$30 at the door
$40 VIP includes premium seating and swag bag


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