Fault Line Theatre to Present World Premieres by Beau Willimon & Crystal Finn in 2014

Fault Line Theatre will present two world-premiere's in early 2014 - Crystal Finn's THE FAIRE, about the behind the scenes lives of five Renaissance Faire performers in Northern California from February 7 through March 2 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street) in Manhattan; followed by BREATHING TIME by Beau Willimon ("Farragut North" and Netflix's "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey) from March 21 through April 13 at Teatro Iati (64 East 4th Street) in Manhattan. Both productions will be directed by Fault Line Theatre co-Artistic Director Aaron Rossini.

THE FAIRE by Crystal Finn - whose previous play "Becoming Liv Ullmann" was a critical hit during the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival - is the frequently hilarious, occasionally tragic tale of the real lives beneath the corsets and coconut boobs of a Renaissance Faire. It follows the behind the scenes lives of five performers at the "Renaissance Pleasure Faire" somewhere in the backwoods of northern California. The actress, the fencer, the virgin, the old burnout, and the churro lady all have something to lose when they find out attendance is down and interest is waning. Tensions run high as the imminent closure of the fair (...and possibly more) approaches.

Directed by Aaron Rossini, the cast of THE FAIRE is Jenny Seastone Stern ("North Atlantic" opposite Frances McDormand), Rachel Christopher, Amanda Sykes, Kelsey Kurz ("The Merchant of Venice" opposite Al Pacino), and Grant R. Krause.

Design team for THE FAIRE is Tristan Jeffers (set design), John Eckert (lighting design), Chad Raines (sound design), Izzy Fields (costume design), and Jacob Sampson (props).

In addition to being a playwright, Crystal Finn is also an actress whose credits include "Breaking the Spell" by Tina Howe, Clubbed Thumb's "La Brea," "Luther" directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, "Some Women..." by Tina Howe, "What Happened to Bill Viola" at Ars Nova, "Rich Girl," to name a few. She is a member of Partial Comfort Productions, having been in two Partial Comfort writers productions: Sam Hunter's "Five Genocides" and Sam Marks' "Brack's Last Bachelor Party."

Scheduled February 7 through March 2, THE FAIRE will have a performance schedule of Wednesdays - Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm (with an added performance on Tuesday, February 25 at 8pm) at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). Tickets are $44 and are available for purchase by calling SmartTix at 866-527-5376 or online at www.SmartTix.com (direct link: http://goo.gl/U2in62).

A brother and a sister, a husband and a wife, two days in NYC - Beau Willimon's BREATHING TIME is an intimate, funny drama about the seemingly arbitrary but ultimately indispensable connections between us all.
Directed by Aaron Rossini, cast and creative team for BREATHING TIME is TBA.

Beau Willimon is a playwright and screenwriter. Plays include: "Spirit Control" (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2010); "Farragut North" (Atlantic Theater Company, 2008), "Lower Ninth" (Flea Theater, 2008). Additionally his work has been seen at the Actors Theater of Chicago, Battersea Arts Center, Cherry Lane, Geffen Playhouse, HERE, New Dramatists, Phoenix Theater, Red Stitch, South Coast Rep and many others in the U.S. and overseas. He has written films for Warner Bros., Fox 2000 and Summit Entertainment. The film "Ides of March," based on "Farragut North," directed by George Clooney, starring Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Clooney himself received several award nominations including an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mr. Willimon and a Golden Globen nomination for Best Screenplay. Other honors include: Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award, 2008 Playwright-in-Residence at the Donmar Warehouse, two Outer-Critics Circle nominations for Farragut North. In 2012, Beau developed the series "House of Cards" starring Kevin Spacey for Netflix. In 2013, "House of Cards" received 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, making it the first online-only web television series to garner such an achievement.

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