Photo Coverage: 'Love of a Pig' Opens at 45th St. Theatre

Leslie Caveny's comedy Love of a Pig began performances at the 45th Street Theatre on October 12, running through October 28. D.H. Johnson directs the show, which is presented by The Cardinal Group, Jeffrey Schulman, and Richard Pepenella.   A portion of the proceeds go to The Olivieri Center for Homeless Women.

"Love of a Pig is a fast moving comedy about Jenny, a twenty-something jazz violinist content with life except when it comes to the opposite sex.  Having calculated the number of nights spent alone since becoming an adult, Jenny scientifically approaches the question, Why not me?  When her 'Mr. Right' comes along, everything seems to go wrong, and a new self examination begins. Love of a Pig is a hilarious tour de force of dating, courting and kvetching," describe press notes.

Featuring: Steven Strobel, Marie C. Anderson, Michael Ferrell, Jenny Greer, David Nelson, Ginny Lee, Aaron Davis, and Dana Brooke as Jenny

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM and Sundays at 7PM. The 45th Street Theatre is located at 354 W. 45th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave). Tickets are$15 and can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by phone at (212) 868-4444.

Photos by Ben Strothmann


Curtain call, the cast of Love of a Pig (l-r): Michael Ferrell, Jenny Greer, David Nelson, Steven Strobel, Dana Brooke, Ginny Lee, Marie C. Anderson and Aaron Davis


Curtain call, the cast of Love of a Pig (l-r): Michael Ferrell, Jenny Greer, David Nelson, Steven Strobel, Dana Brooke, Ginny Lee, Marie C. Anderson and Aaron Davis


The cast welcomes director D.H. Johnson onstage


The cast of Love of a Pig: Steven Strobel, David Nelson, Dana Brooke, Ginny Lee, Michael Ferrell, Marie C. Anderson, Aaron Davis, and Jenny Greer


The cast, crew and creative team of Love of a Pig


Producer Jeffrey Schulman with Max Williams


Jon Zelenak and Marty Buccafusco


Andrew Kluger and Melanie Swersey (Costume Designer)


Emily Covington, Leah Humphrey and Jenny Greer


Steven Strobel and Dana Brooke


Jeffrey Schulman with D.H. Johnson and Richard Pepenella


Ginny Lee, Paris Rose Yates (Trumpery at Atlantic Theatre) and D.H. Johnson


Cole Wimpee, Candice Thompson (Costume Designer, Ixomoa at Crown Point Festival), Orion Taraban and Jared Culverhouse (Producer of I Used to Write On Walls)


Aaron Davis and Claire Lundin


Michael Ferrell, David Nelson and Alley Scott


Darcie Champagne (I Used to Write on Walls), Maggie Hamilton, Eric Sanders (Ixomia), and Isaac Byrne (Director, NYIT Award Winner)


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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.