F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11

F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p.

Designed to showcase high-quality, brand-new ten-minute plays, The Spring Fling offers emerging and established playwrights the chance to develop their work with the support of professional directors and designers and a cast of exceptionally talented New York artists. This annual series presents simple, actor-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original ten-minute plays. Previous Spring Fling playwrights have been Brooke Berman, Hilary Bettis, Lucy Boyle, Bekah Brunstetter, Ashlin Halfnight, Nick Jones, Greg Keller, Anna Kerrigan, Krista Knight, Victor Lesniewski, Caroline V. McGraw, Janine Nabers, Isaac Oliver, Heidi Schreck, Mark Schultz, Joe Tracz, and Anna Ziegler. The Spring Fling series has been nominated for a total of eight New York Innovative Theatre Awards and won two consecutive years.

Performances are Thursday May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday evening performances at 8p, with additional Sunday matinees at 2p. Tickets are $18 dollars and can be purchased at the door or online (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623706). For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/effitclub.

This year, a fresh batch of lauded playwrights riff on the theme of "First Love." Remember yours?

Love is messy. Love is funny. Love is F*It Club.

THE PLAYS

"Elizabeth and Shooley Sit on a Park Bench and Worry About Their Lives"
by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Hal Brooks
Featuring Andy Gershenzon and Mara Kassin*

"First Love" by Kate Gersten
Directed by Laura Savia
Featuring Stephanie Hsu*, Allyson Morgan* and Ebonée Noel

"Black Saucer II" by Jason Grote
Directed by Victor Maog
Assistant Directed by Neal Kowalsky
Featuring Ethan Hova*, Roger Lirstman*, + a cast of a thousand yippies

"PWNED" by Mark Sitko
Directed by Nick Leavens
Featuring Keith Foster*, Jacquelyn Landgraf*, Topher Mikels and Amanda Sayle

"Strip" by Tommy Smith
Directed by Kevin Laibson
Featuring Lucy Devito*, Kevin Dwyer, and Scott Sowers*

"The Morning After" by Lauren Yee
Directed by Geordie Broadwater
Featuring Kevin Dwyer, Dawn McGee,* Allyson Morgan*, and Brian Quijada*

Costume Design: Whitney Anne Adams
Set Design: Sarah Martin and Sara Nelson
Assistant Stage Manager: Jordan Bean
Stage Manager: Joey Mulica
Light Design: David Sexton
Sound Design: Joseph Wolfslau
Graphic Design: Mike Shea (www.mikesheastudio.com)

*denotes AEA member
Actors Equity approved Showcase

C'mon. Get yourself a Spring Fling.

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