Charles Gershman's SHOOTING ABE Set for FRIGID New York, 2/22-3/9


Charles Gershman's SHOOTING ABE Set for FRIGID New York, 2/22-3/9

FRIGID New York presents Shooting Abe, a new play by Charles Gershman that explores the clash in one family between Jewish tradition and liberated creative expression. Eli Taylor directs a cast of three. Performances will be staged at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 E. 4th St. between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave in NYC for five performances from February 22 - March 9, 2014.

Brothers Abe and Shlomi know less about each other than they think. When Abe arrives at Shlomi's apartment during a nude male photo shoot, his desire to reason with his brother results in a strange and unexpected outcome. Part comedy, part drama, over the course of 50 minutes Shooting Abe follows the wild course Abe charts in trying to rein Shlomi back into the fold.

Eli Taylor (Director) is a Theatre Director/Educator currently residing in Brooklyn. Directing projects include: Charles Gershman's Milk for Mrs. Stone (FringeNYC), Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Moliere's A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Shepard's Fool for Love, Ernest Thompson's Zipless, and The Private Ear Radio Hour, which performed live radio plays in Brooklyn. He has assisted directors at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Profile Theatre (Portland, OR). He is currently a member of The Gage Players ( and is a proud alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College.

Charles Gershman (Playwright)'s plays include Tell Me in Code (or, Milk for Mrs. Stone), Jays, The Cognac Party, The Prenup (semifinalist, O'Neill Nat'l Playwrights Conference and Nantucket Short Play Festival), and Unbirth (nominee, Outstanding Writing for a New Play, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity). They have been staged or developed with FringeNYC, La MaMa, Planet Connections, the Fresh Fruit Festival, the New York Avant Garde Arts Festival, the Nantucket Short Play Festival, and others. Charles studied playwriting with Tina Howe and Mark Bly at Hunter College and received his B.A. from Columbia University.

Stage Manager: Sarah Sobler.

Performances for Shooting Abe will be held on Saturday, February 22 @ 2:05pm; Thursday, February 27 @ 8:40pm; Saturday, March 1 @ 6:50pm; Tuesday, March 4 @ 10:15pm; Sunday, March 9 @ 3:40pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444.

The Kraine Theater is located at 85 E. 4th St. (between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10003. Take the "R" train to 8th Street-NYU, the "6" train to Astor Place, or the "F" train to 2nd Avenue.

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