Photo Flash: trip.'s 4PLAY SEX IN A SERIES Opens Tonight at the Den Theatre
trip. presents their inaugural production outside of New York with the Midwest premiere of 4PLAY sex in a series at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight, Feb. 13 - Saturday, March 15. The first full-length play produced by the company in Chicago, 4PLAY sex in a series is written by Graham Brown, Nathan Faudree and Lisa Roth and is directed by Graham Brown. Opening/press night is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. The regular performance schedule through Saturday, March 15 is Thursdays - Saturdays at 10 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below!
Originally produced in 2004 and playing to a wide variety of audiences in New York City's East Village, 4 PLAY "climaxes in an all-around feel-good, fun night out, which leaves you wanting more," described Show Business Weekly. The play, told in a sitcom format with four acts, each running 22 minutes; 4PLAY is the not-so-simple story of boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets girl and all the little things that can ruin a perfectly good dinner party. "A rare find with superior acting and writing," said theWashington Square News. 4PLAY heightens the experience of the audience, seeking to draw them into the action of the play by staging it in an intimate environment amongst them.
The cast for 4PLAY includes: Becca Savoy, Cyra K. Polizzi, Graham Brown, Joel Behne, Jason M. Hammond, Erin O' Brien, Rosa SanMarchi, TaMara Lynn Chambers, Clare Cooney, Kasey O'Brien and Colleen O'Neill.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS:
Graham Brown (director, playwright) moved to Chicago from New York Fall 2012 and has appeared with Shattered Globe as William in Her Naked Skin and the Professor inThe Lesson at Second Stage. Select New York stage credits include: Simon in Finding Gräfenberg, Shep in Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille, Danny inSexual Perversity In Chicago, Edward in Edward II, Melchior in Spring Awakening, twelve roles in Macbeth and Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Outside of trip. he has appeared with The Actor's Art Theatre in Los Angeles, Amnesty International, The Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Dallas Repertory Theatre, The Castle Shakespeare Repertory, and the Canterbury Summer Theatre. Film acting credits include: The Dark Knight Rises, Sweet and Lowdown, New York - The Documentaryand Entourage. Stage directing credits include: 4Play, Sex in a Series, hope.., Finding Gräfenberg, Tripping, Red Wine, Sex, Gods & Violent Happiness, Fine, Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille, & Sexual Perversity In Chicago. Film directing credits include: Sixteen, Monologues, Clarity, Visual Reality, Help I'm Stuck in the Closet with Barry Manilow, Macy's at Christmas and The Alice Project. He has performed stand-up at the Improv, The New York Comedy Club, The Funny Bone, The Laff Stop and Froggy Bottoms. Besides being the artistic director for trip., Brown is a founding member of the comedy troupe Ad-Libs in Dallas and is currently the Executive Producer of @trip2media
Nathan Faudree (playwright) grew up in Central New York and his writing credits include co-writing Finding Graffenberg and 4PLAY with trip. as well as the short film RSVPproduced by Redhouse Films, three episodes of the web series Non Sequitur Presents and The Citizen www.WeAreTheCitizen.com which he directed three episodes. As an actor he can be seen in the cult films Kottentail and Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned. Most recently he starred as Lee Alexander in the feature film, King Lee.
Lisa Roth (playwright) has been a producer, performer, director and/or writer for off-off Broadway shows on stages throughout NYC since receiving her BFA in Theatre Arts from Texas Tech University in 1995. She has served as Managing Director of trip. and co-wrote several of trip. scripts. Roth is currently writing a comedy series for Whirl Entertainment, along with developing a pilot based on true events involving a group of Beverly Hills billionaires. Other projects in development include a website featuring travel essays and the screenplay for a full length feature.
ABOUT trip.: trip., originally based in New York City and founded in 1995, is a not-for-profit Production Company dedicated to reaching out to a new audience by producing original work that is vital, challenging and relevant. The company strives to consistently provide audiences with a unique, truthful and engaging experience through a commitment to the actor - particularly the actor as a part of the ensemble. Equally dedicated to developing and nourishing a sense of community, trip. seeks to bridge the gap between artist and audience.
trip. presents their inaugural production outside of New York with the Midwest premiere of 4PLAY sex in a series at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Thursday, Feb. 13 - Saturday, March 15. The first full-length play produced by the company in Chicago, 4PLAY sex in a series is written by Graham Brown, Nathan Faudree and Lisa Roth and is directed by Graham Brown. Opening/Press night is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. The regular performance schedule through Saturday, March 15 is Thursdays - Saturdays at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 for all performances and for the opening weekend, February 13 - 15, trip. offers a Valentine's Day package which includes two tickets, champagne, chocolate and a surprise package for $50. All tickets may be purchased at 4play.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about the production or trip., visit www.tripnyc.com.
Photo Credit: Jason M. Hammond (unless otherwise noted)
Rosa SanMarci, Erin O'Brien
Cyra K. Polizzi, Rosa SanMarci, Erin O'Brien
Cyra K. Polizzi, Rosa SanMarci, Erin O'Brien
Colleen O'Neilll, Graham Brown
Jason M. Hammond, Joel Behne. Photo by Michele Stine.