UANYC Steps Off Broadway to Enjoy a Night at the Theater

Alumni showed their support for Alabama's own Seth Panitch


July 12, 2012

NEW YORK -- Greater New York Chapter members stepped off Broadway to enjoy a Night at the Theater in support of Alabama's own Seth Panitch and his show, Hell: Paradise Found.

The enthusiastic group of UANYC theater buffs were among a capacity crowd in the 98-seat Theater B in the
59E59 Theaters for the third night of the show, written and directed by Panitch, in its two-week New York City run.

"The writing, the directing and the acting were just superb," said Rebecca Mummert, UANYC Membership Chair. "It was an exceptional night of theater. Knowing each piece of the show was made possible because of an Alabama alum and that makes me extremely proud."

Following the performance, chapter members were treated to a talk-back session and reception with Panitch and members of the cast, many of whom are graduating and recently graduated students from the University's Department of Theatre and Dance.

"The entire company was thrilled to have alumni there. They were an electric audience. We may be slightly biased, but we felt it was by far our best audience. The cast fed off that excitement and had a tremendous show that night," said Panitch. "We want to thank the entire Alabama community in New York City for their support of this project and we hope to see them all next year at Alcestis Ascending at the Harold Clurman Theatre."