THE GORGES MOTEL Begins 10/7 at TBG Theatre

The Gorges Motel, an evening of short plays by authors including Gretchen Cryer, will have its world premiere on Wednesday, October 7th, for a limited engagement of seven performances only - October 7th, 8th, 9th 10th, 14th, 15th and 16th at TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group Studios (312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor). The production is directed by Five Time Emmy Award winner Chris Goutman. Tickets are $18 and are available on www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444.

In addition to Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together ...), The Gorges Motel is written by Lynne Halliday(Ballad of 72nd Street), Isaac Himmelman(Barrow Group 48 hour Film Festival Award Winner) , James Hindman(Drama Desk, Outer Critics Award nominee), Arleen Hutton (three-time winner, Samuel French Short Play Festival; author of Last Train to Nibroc), Ankur Parikh and Craig Pospisil (Months on End/ theAtrainplays).

In The Gorges Motel lives intersect in comic and dramatic fashion in a motel that has seen better days in Watkins Glen, New York. Breakups, make-ups, a teddy bear and a drone attack, the ridiculous and the sublime all come together in one unlikely place.

Featured in the cast are: Dustin Charles, Jody Flader, Ashley Grombol, Ilene Kristen, Jill Larson, and Joel Stigliano

Gretchen Cryer's (contributing playwright) most notable success is I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road, which she co-wrote with Nancy Ford. Producer Joseph Papp moved it from his Public Theater in lower Manhattan uptown to the Circle on the Square theater, where it ran for three years. As a long time collaborator with Nancy Ford, other credits include. Time for All Good Men, The Last Sweet Days of Isaac which won the Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Circle Award. Their musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC, before going out on a national tour. Their latest musical, Still Getting My Act Together, premiered at the York Theatre in New York City in June 2011.

Chris Goutman (Director): has directed numerous daytime dramas and executive produced for 12 years. In the theatre, he has directed in New York, Philadelphia and Florida, including productions at EST, NYC Fringe, the Harold Clurman Theatre and the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. His awards include five Emmys for his work as a producer and director and the DGA Award.

Dustin Charles - Regional Theatre: Barrington Stage, Triad Stage, John W. Engeman Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company. Film/TV: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Royal Pains," "Boardwalk Empire," Forged, Gentleman Jack.

Jody Flader - made her off-Broadway debut in the Vineyard Theater's The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island and recently appeared in the world premiere of Gordy Crashes with the Ricochet Collective at IRT Theater. Other credits include "Gossip Girl", "Law & Order", various short films and commercials. Training: MFA, American Conservatory Theater; BA, Harvard.

Ashley Grombol - Ashley holds a BFA in acting from SMU Meadows School of the Arts. She has been seen all over the city in various readings, productions, and events and regionally at Hope Repertory Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Ilene Kristen - One of the most famous faces in daytime television, Ilene played Delia Reid on "Ryan's Hope" for 14 years and was nominated for two Emmy Awards for playing Roxy Balsom on "One Life To Live."

Jill Larson - is best known for her portrayal of Opal Cortlandt on "All my Children," for which she garnered 2 Emmy Nominations. She is also recognized (alas!) as "manacled woman" in the opening of Scorsese's Shutter Island. She has the title role in the film The Taking of Deborah Logan on Netflix, and has a film Forever being released this month, along with shooting another episode of the upcoming HBO series, "VINYL" and the upcoming film, Viral.

Joel Stigliano - National Tour: ELF: The Musical, Regional: Sherlock Holmes and The West End Horror (NY), The Cherry Orchard (MA), Run for your Wife (FL), among others. Film/TV: "The Golden Boy" (CBS), "Brain Games" (NATGEO). Coming soon: "Jess Archer Vs."

Jordan Skinner - is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and has been acting in New York City for almost four years. His credits include: Taming of the Shrew (New York Classical); God is a Woman (FringeNYC); Edwin (The Players Club); Compleat Female Stage Beauty (The Neighborhood Playhouse).

The playing schedule for The Gorges Motel is as follows, Wednesdays through Fridays at 7PM with a matinee on Saturday, October 10th at 2PM. The production will be performed from October 7th through October 16th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444.

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