The daughter of my high school buddy, Jim Callan, is a young actress. Stella has appeared on Law and Order and had a part in the film Transamerica. She has also had a major role in a the movie “Foreign Exchange”, which I don’t believe is out yet.
Stella opens in the play “Strangers Knocking”. This is off Broadway (43rd between 9th and 10th), but is not so far off Broadway as to be invisible. She has the lead part! Stella uses the stage name of Stella Maeve.
I’ll see if I can get pictures of opening night (May 14). I don’t think I will be there as it is not a good idea to bring a large antisocial goon to your daughter’s New York theater debut, but I can loan Jim a camera for opening night. The play, when performed in Chicago with a different cast, received very good reviews, so this should be a very good experience for everyone.
STRANGERS KNOCKING, by Robert Tenges, directed by Marie Masters, takes place on the day of Sophie’s first big high school dance, as her budding sexuality throws into relief the strains in the marriage of her frustrated parents, and the rippling effects this has on all their relationships. Tenges captures the subtle tensions of the unspoken in a family.
STRANGERS KNOCKING – Show Details (This is a ticket outlet. The theater company website has not been updated in a while.)