Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17

Mergatroyd Productions in Association with Midtown International Theater Festival Presents the World Premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, 7/17

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man in a play about wanting somebody wrong who just might be right.

JULIA & BUDDY - A romantic comedy at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Jewel Box Theater at the WorkShop Theater Company, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York NY

TICKETS: $18 for the following performances:

Thursday July 17 @6PM

Friday July 18 @9PM

Saturday July 19 @3PM

Sunday July 27 @4:30PM

Saturday August 2 @5PM

Mergatroyd Productions in association with the Midtown International Theater Festival is pleased to present the world premiere of JULIA & BUDDY, written and directed by N. G. McClernan and featuring Claire Warden* and Matthew DeCapua.* Garnering acclaim as a one-act in the 2010 Midtown In- ternational Theater Festival, playwright N. G. McClernan expanded on her theme and characters into a full-length play for this world premiere.

(*Ms. Warden and Mr. DeCapua appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.)

JULIA & BUDDY are an unlikely pair: Julia, a philosophy professor who can't leave her apartment without having a panic attack and Buddy, a maintenance man who can't fix his own problems. Throw in a dead German philosopher, a space cowboy and a secret affair ... and what could go right?

JULIA & BUDDY was inspired by Bill Manhoff's off-Broadway hit (later a hit movie starring Barbra Streisand) THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Both plays have an underlying belief that no matter how different or screwed up we are, we all need love and understanding to get by.

Director/author N. G. McClernan's plays have been produced in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Colorado, and her BLESSINGS OF THE SUN GOD was produce and directed by this year's Obie Award-winning director Oliver Butler. She runs NYCPlaywrights http://www.nycplaywrights.org, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Contact her at: nancy@mergatroyd.org.

Claire Warden (Julia) began her acting career in the UK. Recent credits include ENGAGING SHAW, Abingdon Theatre and THE LIBERTINE, Playhouse Crea- tures. She is the Director of Education for the Shakespeare Forum and co-runs the Ambassador program for The Shakespeare Society. www.clairewarden.com

Matthew DeCapua (Buddy) has performed in NY theater in MORNING STAR and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and in regional theater in DRACULA (Premiere Stages, w/ Lorenzo Lamas), and BROOKLYN BOY. TV shows include "Law & Order," "L&O: Special Victims Unit," "Blue Bloods". www.matthewdecapua.com

Katie Kavett (Stage Manager) made her Broadway debut as Production Assistant for MTC's Broadway production of THE SNOW GEESE, and was honored with the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Stage Manager for 2011- 12. Member of AEA. http://katiekavett.com.

Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF... John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way.

Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For a decade and a half, his brainchild, The Midtown In- ternational Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre and has become a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. Visit www.midtownFestival.org to learn about the Short Play Lab, the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festi- val, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival, the new MITF Chil- dren's Theatre Festival, and the Commercial Division.

Website: http://www.mergatroyd.org/juliabuddy

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