Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED Plays New Rep, Now thru 12/30

New Repertory Theatre announces Becky Mode's wry comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, tonight, December 19 through 30, 2012, performing in the Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased by calling 617.923.8487 or by visiting www.newrep.org. The press performance is Thursday, December 20, at 7:30pm.

"We're proud to present FULLY COMMITTED," says Managing Director Harriet Sheets. "this holiday season, as surely audiences will enjoy some laughs during this busy time of year."

"We couldn't be more happy," says Artistic Director Jim Petosa, "to have Gabe Kuttner during the holidays to perform these thirty-plus characters. It's no small feat performing a one-man play like this hilarious one by Becky Mode."

FULLY COMMITTED features Gabriel Kuttner as Sam and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary.

This wry, witty comedy follows Sam, an actor-slash-reservation clerk at a 4-star Manhattan restaurant who is just trying to get home to the Midwest for the holidays. While simultaneously being badgered by the snitty chef, he "handles" uppity demanding New Yorkers including Dianne Sawyer, Naomi Campbell's assistant, Sherry Lansing's secretary at Paramount Pictures, East Side socialites, and suspected members of the mafia. Sam turns the tables of rejection and resorts to accepting bribes in order to "give good table." One of Time Magazine's top-ten plays of 2000, Fully Committed features award-winning actor Gabriel Kuttner.

New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHIES

Gabriel Kuttner (Sam) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Dollhouse and Speed- the-Plow (IRNE Award, Best Supporting Actor). Other regional roles include The Merry Wives of Windsor (Actors Shakespeare Project); Walking the Volcano (Boston Playwrights' Theater); and On An Average Day (self-produced). Love Song, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Elliot Norton Award, Best Production), and Look Back In Anger (Elliot Norton Award, Best Production, Orfeo Group); The Real Inspector Hound, Faith Healer, Travesties, Romeo and Juliet, Misalliance, Copenhagen, the Beard of Avon, and Design for Living (Publick Theatre). Other regional credits include Pugilist Specialist and Bug (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Talking to Terrorists (Súgán Theatre Company); and Permanent Whole Life (Boston Playwrights Theatre). London credits include Greek (Riverside Studios); In the Boom-Boom Room (Courtyard Theatre); Rents (Courtyard Theatre); Shaved Splits (Edinburgh Fringe/Riverside Studios); and Death of a Salesman (The English Theatre, Frankfurt). In 2010 he produced Fully Committed at Herter Park, earning an IRNE Award for Best Solo Performance. Mr. Kuttner, a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, lives on the North Shore.

Becky Mode (Playwright) is an American playwright, actress and television producer based in New York. Raised in Washington DC, she studied Theater and American History at Wesleyan University. She developed Fully Committed with Mark Setlock, which achieved listing in Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays of 2000. Ms. Mode, a former actress, waitress, and coat check girl, is now a writer with credits including A Little Curious (HBO); Out of the Box, PB & J Otter (Disney); Little Bill (Nickelodeon), and Born in Brooklyn (ABC). She was a staff writer on Cosby (CBS) and co-wrote a remake of Cactus Flower (Columbia Pictures).




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