Tasty Monster Productions to Present New York Premiere of SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL at 59E59, 7/19-20
Tasty Monster Productions brings to New York City the offbeat hit SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, an original adaptation of the blog www.singlemarriedgirl.com based on the hilarious antics of Laurel Spears, a Chicago native who, finding herself at the crossroads of a dead end marriage and in a major identity crisis, decides to take herself on a date.
Funny, poignant, quirky and cool, Laurel is the girl you always thought you wanted to be...until you read her blog! The last US stop before their triumphant return to Edinburgh where they were voted a top ten solo show by Fringe Review, Luke Tudball, director, is excited to bring this peculiar little comedy, starring Heather Bagnall, to the Big Apple before it heads off to the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Drawn from personal anecdotes of Laurel's real-life quest to save her failing marriage and find her grown up self, SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL takes the audience on an unconventional journey through her crisis of identity, as she drifts between present and past. From a marriage far too young through divorce to finding new love, SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL is a series of direct address vignettes which reveal the complex relationship she has with her now-estranged husband and her flawed but brilliant alcoholic mother. Laurel uses humor and wit to combat the very real tragedy of lost time and lost love. A story of personal struggle and of universal truth.
Tasty Monster Productions, founded in 2011 by real life partners and newly-weds Heather Bagnall, who also wrote and stars in the adaptation and Luke Tudball, who directs this production, is also making its New York debut with SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL.
About the Artist: Heather Bagnall hails from Annapolis, Maryland and is a graduate of Towson University having also studied at Wagner College in Staten Island. She is an actress, dancer, model, choreographer and director and has worked extensively in the United States, as well as in Europe as a performer and consultant, most recently honing her comedy skills with the renowned Second City Training Center in Chicago. SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL marked her first appearance with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013.
About the Director: Luke Tudball trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London, the University of East Anglia, Norwich and the Russian School of Acting as well as the Actors Center London and TVI Actors Studio in New York. His many credits in theatre, TV, film and radio have taken him all over the world and he has toured extensively in the UK and the US. He is a member of British Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, the AEA and the Spotlight.
Venue One: 59E59 Theaters - Theatre C Date/Time: Saturday, July 19 at 2:30 pm / Sunday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
Box Office: 212.753.5959 x102 Online: www.59e59.org
Venue Two: The Spiral Theatre Studio Date/Time: Friday, July 18 at 7 pm / Saturday, July 19 at 7 pm
Box Office: 212.689.4362 Sunday, July 20 at 3 pm / Monday, July 21 at 7 pm