Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase.
Tickets, which are $18, are available at www.FringeNYC.org. Tickets are also available via a mobile device by visiting FringeOnTheFly.com. Performances are scheduled for August 8th at 9:00pm, August 10th at 12:30pm, August 12th at 9:15pm, August 13th at 4:15pm, August 14th at 4:30pm.
The Isaacson brothers are sitting shiva for their father. Between prayers and visitors, the brothers find themselves in familiar roles. Memories are shared, old scars are reopened and new wounds inflicted as the brothers bicker about their father, their lives and their future. Can the family survive Sitting Shiva?
Joshua Metzger's first play, The Second Generation, was selected for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference in 1997 as well as the Passage Theatre Reading Series and Octoberfest at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. His second play, Photo Opportunity, was produced as a staged reading at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles in early 2013. The Road Theatre Company also featured the play at The Word @ The Road reading series. Joashua has a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Economics from New York University College of Business and Public Administration.
Christopher Scott (Director) recently collaborated with Michael Roberts and Eric Krebs on the original Off-Broadway production of Greed: A Musical for Our Times and Golf: The Musical. He is an Artistic Associate with Amas Musical Theatre where he directed a revival of Hello Dolly. Most recently directed Suzan-Lori Parks In The Blood at Baruch College. Anouilh's Antigone for The Joel Segall Great Works reading series at The Baruch Performing Arts Center as well as Hedda Gabler, Medea and Albee's Zoo Story. As part of The First Irish Festival 2013 he directed The Morons by Dan McCormick and nominated for a jury award as Best Director. Last winter he directed, Years Of Sky at 59E59; last fall The Motherf***Er With The Hat at Baruch College and at FringeNYC 2012 Barbara Suter's Best Night Ever. He is a member of The Playwright/Director's Workshop at The Actors Studio where he directed A Mother's Love by Michael Watson for their Spring 2012 Play Festival. Other NYC shows include Lorenzo at NYMF; David And Ira by Paul David Young. Off-Broadway: Greed: A Musical for Our Times, Nancy Friday's My Secret Garden, For Lovers Only, Golf: The Musical, Tails, The Big Bang and many, many shows for Theatreworks/USA. On TV he's choreographed for "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade", "Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard", "Kathie Lee: We Need A Little Christmas", "The NBA All-Star Game". As an actor he was featured in the Broadway Production of meet me in st. Louis. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks, The Chosen, The Twilight Of The Gold's, Bent, Jekyll And Hyde and Pets! As a teacher Christopher has been on the faculty of NYU/CAP21, Baruch College and the Michael Howard Studio. He is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and a member of SDC and The Michael Howard Studio.
Eddie Boroevich* (Henry) New York: Two >From The Line and Airborne (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The American Clock (HB Playwrights Foundation, dir. Austin Pendleton), Five By Tenn (Manhattan Theatre Club, dir. Michael Kahn), and a workshop of Five Very Pretty Girls (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Michael Greif). Regional: Eddie originated the role of Woodson Bull, III, in the first staging of Wendy Wasserstein's Third (Theater J, dir. Michael Barakiva) and has appeared onstage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center and Williamstown Theatre Festival. In September, Eddie will be performing in Janice Under Water at Premiere Stages (www.kean.edu/PremiereStages). He received his MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, and is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Neal Mayer* (Mark) Broadway: LES MISERABLES. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Greed, Bush is Bad (CD), Golf: The Musical, Plaisir D'Amour, and Walmartopia. National Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 101 Dalmatians (directed by Jerry Zaks). Neal's regional credits include roles at Arena Stage, Goodspeed, North Shore Music Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse, Skylight Opera, Weston Playhouse, the Schoolhouse Theater, and the Bushnell. Television: "Blue Bloods," "All My Children," and numerous sketches on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
Jeffrey Plunkett* (David) just completed a run as CS Lewis in Freud's Last Session at Florida Studio Theatre where he has also appeared in The Columnist, Race, Sylvia, Opus, and Permanent Collection (Best Actor Nominnee--Sarasota Magazine). NEW YORK: Cherry Lane Theatre (with Mia Dillon and Joyce Van Patten), Manhattan Theatre Source (NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee), Algonquin Theatre, Broad Horizons. Jeffrey played Greg in over 250 performances of The Sum of Us. REGIONAL: Syracuse Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Capitol Rep, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Three Rivers' Shakespeare Festival, Chicago's Body Politic, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, GeVA, Fairfield Theatre Company, South Jersey Regional Theatre, and The Metro Lyric Opera. TV: All My Children, Deadline. FILM: Millennium Crisis, FireFly, Solar Vengeance, Alien Uprising and Clonehunters.
For more information, visit www.SittingShivaNYC.com.