Horse Trade Theater Group to Present Israela Margalit's GET ME A GUY, 7/17-8/4

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Horse Trade Theater Group to Present Israela Margalit's GET ME A GUY, 7/17-8/4

Horse Trade Theater Group in association with Moonlight Theatre Productions (Kelley Girod, producer) will present Get Me a Guy (Best Play at the New York International Midtown Theater Festival as a 30-minute one-act; scene 16 won Outstanding Play Honorary Mention at the New York Short Play Festival as a 10-minute play), an award-winning new comedy by Israela Margalit (Gold Medal NY Film and TV Festival, Emmy Nomination) directed by John Clancy (2005 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction). The production will feature Elizabeth Galalis, Brennan Lowery, Wei-Yi Lin*, and Paul Romano with an ensemble cast of Abigail Rose Solomon*, Andrew Chaffee, Celestine Rae, and Zack Friedman. The creative team will include Set Design by You-Shin Chen, Lighting Design by Alex Fabozzi, Costume Design and Hair & Makeup by Ariel Pellman, and Choreography by Keila Fontanez-LaSalle. The production will be Stage Managed by Rachel D. April with Assistant Stage Manager Kevin Clutz, and Technical Director Jules Chaveco. Marketing will be provided by Rosalind Productions. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association.

Get Me a Guy is a hilarious and poignant new full-length comedy about women who chase the wrong men who chase the wrong women, and what happens after they catch each other (or not).

Get Me A Guy will play at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) July 17-August 4, Monday and Thursday through Saturday at 7pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets ($18/$15 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.

ISRAELA MARGALIT (Playwright) is an award winning, critically acclaimed playwright, television writer, concert pianist, and recording artist. Her play Trio was premiered in Moscow and became a six-year smash hit in the Russian capital as well as in St. Petersburg, Kiev and throughout Russia and the Ukraine. Trio has had an Ovation-recommended production in Los Angeles, and an award-winning production at the Pecks Theater Festival in Hungary. Her plays Night Blooming Jasmine, 3 O'clock in Brooklyn, and First Prize, were premiered in New York to audience and critical acclaim. Her television shows have been shown in more than twenty countries, including a series with Sir Peter Ustinov, and specials for Germany's ZDF, ARD, Transtel/Deutsche Welle in association with PBS. They received an EMMY Nomination, a GOLD MEDAL at the NY Film & TV Festival, two NEA Media Awards, and the Long Island Film Festival Certificate of Merit (Finalist). She wrote a TV bible for a 100-episode series about Pushkin for Russia Channel 1/RWS, and served as story consultant to Columbia Tristar. She has appeared as soloist with many of the world's greatest orchestras including The Berlin, London, and Israel Philharmonics, and the American Big Five of New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia. She recorded for Universal, Decca, EMI, Chandos, Koch Int., Telarc and Black Box. Her CDs were selected as Editor's Choice at Gramophone, and won the British Music Industry Award for Best CD.

JOHN CLANCY (Director) is an Obie Award winning director and a partner in Clancy Productions, a critically acclaimed international theatrical touring and production company. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Present Company, a leading Off-Off Broadway theatre company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival, North America's largest theater and performance festival. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway. His plays have won The American Shorts Contest, The San Francisco Playwrights Center Dramarama, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First and have been short-listed for the Julie Harris Playwrighting Award and the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award. He has directed six Scotsman Fringe First winning productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and two Best of the Fringe Award winning productions at the Adelaide Fringe. His shows have played the Menier Chocolate Factory (London), The Helix (Dublin), The Traverse, (Edinburgh), The Tron (Glasgow), the World Stage Festival, (Toronto), The Belvoir Street Theatre, (Sydney) and PS 122, the Ohio Theatre and Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. He serves on the Advisory Council of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., the city's preeminent resource center for downtown theater. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and was awarded The New York Magazine Award in 1997 for "creativity, enterprise and vision". In 2002 he received a Glasgow Herald Angel for excellence in direction at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2007 Clancy Productions was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival Award.

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