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LOVE GONE BAD, New Plays by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro Set for Nylon Fusion's ASPCA Fundraiser, 2/9-10

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LOVE GONE BAD, New Plays by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, and Don Nigro Set for Nylon Fusion's ASPCA Fundraiser, 2/9-10

NYLON FUSION THEATER COMPANY presents Two evenings of Love Gone Bad - A fundraiser for the ASPCA Featuring new works including World Premier play "Two Minute Warning" by Neil LaBute, Robert Askins, Kristina Poe and Don Nigro.

Two evenings presenting seven new short plays, including the World Premier of "Two Minute Warning", with "Love At Twenty", "Falling In Like", "Bad Girl" and "Pony of Love" by Neil LaBute, The Passion Of Merlin and Vivien in The Forest of Broceliande by Don Nigro, "Building Sandcastles In The Moonlight" by Kristina Poe and "A Fight About A Dog" by Robert Askins.

Plays directed by: Glory Kadigan a freelance stage director and an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, La Mama Directors Symposium and of The LAByrinth Theater Company's Master Class, Lori Kee Nylon Fusion's resident director, Benjamin Haber Kamine a resident director at The Flea Theater and at the Jewish Plays Project and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and Ivette Dumeng Nylon Fusion's artistic director.

Featuring actors such as Florencia Lozano*, who has has starred as character Téa Delgado on the daytime series One Life to Live, Clyde Baldo, who has appeared in CBS Blue Bloods, Charlotte Colavin*, best known for her portrayal in Law in Order as Judge Pongracic, and Mariel Matero Donnelly, Eric Percival, Lori Kee*, Felicia Masias, Ivette Dumeng, Francesco Andolfi, Paul Walling, Gabrielle Young and more.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend its anti-cruelty mission across the country, the ASPCA is recognized as a national animal welfare organization. The ASPCA is proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country, and can count Nylon Fusion Theatre Company an its members among its most enthusiastic supporters.

Neil LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright. LaBute has received high praise from critics for his edgy and unsettling portrayals of human relationships. In the Company of Men portrays two misogynist businessmen cruelly plotting to romance and emotionally destroy a deaf woman. LaBute's 2002 play The Mercy Seat was one of the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The play was a commercial and critical success which starred Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver. In 2013, Neil LaBute was named one of the winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Arts and Letters Awards in Literature.

Robert Askins' anticipated Off-Broadway premier play "Hand to God" will be playing at MCC official opening night is March 10, 2014.

The Gloria Maddox Theatre at TSS 151 West 26th 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 The closest subways is the 28th Street Station: 1 and 34th Street Station: 1, 2, 3, A, C. Tickets at the door: $30.00. Advance Tickets: lovegonebad.brownpapertickets.com. The shows are Sunday, February 9 @ 7:30pm, Monday, February 10 @ 7:30pm.

Nylon Fusion is a company of writers, actors and directors committed to developing and producing original plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness. Every season, Nylon Fusion presents three (3) featured productions and four (4) festivals. Festivals, titled This Round's On Us, showcases 10-minute plays, presenting new works by it's Writers' Collective as well as guest writers. In 2012, Nylon showcased new works by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (writer of Moonstruck and Doubt) a long time friend of the company, LABrynth Theater Company's Craig SirmuMsila Grant and Kristina Poe. In 2013, we showcased new short works by award winning playwrights Don Nigro and Robert Askins as well as produced an original full-length play Luft Gangster directed by Austin Pendleton.

For more information, visit www.nylonfusion.org.

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