MOSES, THE AUTHOR to Play FringeNYC, 8/8-24
MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, will be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, held this year from August 8th - 24th. Directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, MOSES, THE AUTHOR will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #17,' The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal) - on Sunday, 8/10 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, 8/13 at 9:45pm; Sat, 8/20 at 2pm; Thursday, 8/21 at 9pm; and Saturday, 8/23 at 9:15pm. Tickets for FringeNYC productions are $18 and are on sale now. For information/tickets to all FringeNYC productions, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619. For more information and tickets, visit http://andrewheinze.wix.com/moses-the-author.
MOSES, THE AUTHOR is a humorous and poignant exploration of the man who led the Jews to the Promised Land -- a family man, a writer . . . and a guy with a variety of real problems. Moses has issues with his career (writer's block, a hellish deadline), his family (gay son, rocky marriage, distant mother), and God (existential). He's not happy with the Bible, but to make a better Bible he must become a better man. A love story, with scrolls.
The cast of MOSES, THE AUTHOR includes Hazen Cuyler, Janine Hegarty, Ramzi Khalaf (A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, 1st National Tour of Falsettos, Vineyard Theatre, John Houseman Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre); Judy Rosenblatt (NYSF/Public Theater; LaMaMa, E.T.C.; Theatre Row, The Abingdon Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the 14th Street Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, the Players Club, The Florence Gould Hall at the French Institute Alliance Francaise; "The Sopranos")and Mitch Tebo (Classic Stage Company, George St. Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Nebraska Rep and Arkansas Rep).
MOSES, THE AUTHOR has scenic design by Nikolay Sviridchik, costume design by Heinze & Heinze, lighting design by A.J. Dobbs, and sound design by George Port. Eli Thacker Taylor is the Assistant Director. Adam Samtur is the Production Stage Manager.
Andrew R. Heinze (Playwright) is the award-winning author of Jews and the American Soul (Publishers' Weekly choice: "Best Books of 2004"). In 2007, Andrew left a tenured position in academia and moved to New York City, where he began a full-time career in playwriting. His full-length plays include Turtles All the Way Down, The Invention of the Living Room (winner of the Texas Non-Profit Theatres' 2014 New Play Project competition and a Finalist for the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award given by the American Blues Theater in Chicago), Hamilton (a semi-finalist for the 2012 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and a Finalist for the T. Schreiber Studio's 2012 New Works Festival), Please Lock Me (a Finalist in Dallas' Kitchen Dog Theater's 2014 New Works competition). Andrew's one-act plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Albuquerque and elsewhere; they include the award-winning comedy The FQ, published in Smith & Kraus's The Best Ten-Minute Plays, 2011; the award-winning comedy The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb ("Judges' Choice" and "Audience Choice" for Best Play at the 2011 New York City 15-Minute Play Festival); and the award-winning drama Masha: Conditions in the Holy Land, the Jury Prize Winner for Best Script at the Fusion Theatre Company's 2012 Short Play Festival and a Finalist for the Samuel French 2013 Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Andrew belongs to the Dramatists Guild of America and holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A.) and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D.).
Amy Wright (Director) is a renowned teacher, director, and actress who has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Noises Off (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble) and Fifth of July. Her appearances on Off-Broadway include the original production of Fifth of July, Mrs. Klein opposite Uta Hagen (Drama Desk Award nomination), and The Rimers of Eldritch. Her acclaimed work in film include appearances in The Deer Hunter, Wise Blood, Breaking Away, Stardust Memories, Inside Moves, The Accidental Tourist, and Miss Firecracker.