Photo Flash: Poor Mouth Theatre's THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER Begins Tonight
The Poor Mouth Theatre Company presents "The Campaign Manager," a new play by Stephen Smallhorne. Scroll down to see some pictures from the production!
Just in time for Easter, "The Campaign Manager" is a satirical look at Peter's campaign to turn Jesus into a worldwide sensation. Will Peter be able to control the message or will Jesus's journey take on a life of its own?
Peter takes on the job to boost Jesus's career, Lazarus steps in to manufacture a miracle or two, and Mary Magdalene works her own angle to profit from Jesus's ascent. When Peter is faced with his inevitable last move that will put Jesus's fame over the top he is suddenly struck by the real man he has come to know and the consequences of his campaign. Stephen Smallhorne's new play skillfully treads the dark, sticky world of modern celebrity with one of the most famous figures of all.
Stephen Smallhorne (playwright) is a musician/composer and originally hails from Dublin, where he studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He is a co-founding member of the New York City band, Jayah. He composed the music for the musical version of The Risen People at the Irish Bronx Theatre Company and is currently working on the musical, Ovates.
Maria Fitzpatrick (director) is a Director/Actor from Ireland. Maria moved to New York three years ago to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and since then she has taken part in the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 'Summerfest' with Ariane Campbell's 'Defenses', 'Gowanus Art Fair' with Amy Black Ndiayes play 'Mirror of Heart'. She directed and performed in 'Hobo's POV' by Amy Black Ndiaye as a part of the Strawberry One Act Theatre Festival. She also works with The Mix Theatre Company and performed in their production of 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare.
Dublin born Andy Fitzpatrick (Lazarus) was last seen in The Poor Mouth Theatre's productions of "The Big Five O", "Celtic Tiger Wake", and "Shackled". He is delighted tobe appearing in their current production "The Campaign Manager."
Danny Flinn (Matthew) is a singer/songwriter from the Bronx. He performs regularly in the Tri-State area with the Celtic-Folk band New York Brogue.
Jorge Franco (Ari) recent credits include: As You Like It with the Mix Theatre Company and Punk Rock and The Learned Ladies with the Academy Company at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Playwriting credits include: Atiya (Staged reading at the Lester Martin Theatre, AADA) and Saturday Night Sleeping (Ciné XIII Théâtre, Paris).Jorge trained with Southwest Shakespeare Conservatory and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Douglas Griffiths (John) graduated from Ohio University in 2010 with a BFA in theatre performance. Notable performances include "The Hostage" (Leslie), "The Grapes of Wrath" (Tom Joad), and "Swine" (Male).
Alannah Halliday (Stage Manager) has her BA in Musical Theater from Johnson State College. Past credits include "In The Heights" (Ensemble) at The Westchester Broadway Theater, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Titania) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling bee (Rona Peretti), "Trojan Women" (Helen), and "Spring Awakening" (Ilse/Wendla).
Bronagh Harmon (Mary Magdalene) has stared in many productions with the Macella Theatre group including " The Factory Girls." She was recently seen in the Poor Mouth Theatre's production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane."
This is Joey McKeown's (Judas) theater debut, and he is excited to be a part of the Poor Mouth Production Company.
Conor McManus (Simon) has performed in Macalla's "The Lobby", directed by Don Creedon, "The Factory Girls" and "Rinty". His Backstage credits include sound at the IrishArts Center for Brian Mallon's one man show and Macalla's production of 44Sycamore. He was fortunate to work with Jim Barry and the Thomas Davis Irish Players in their production of Noel Coward's "Pizzazz".
Matthew Stannah (Jesus) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Red Soil Productions, and an award nominated actor from the Strawberry One Act Festival 2013. Matthew is a 2012 graduate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he also was part of the 2012 Academy Company. Matthew was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya. Off-Broadway he performed in "Girl Without Wings" and appeared on the Biography channel in "Celebrity Ghost Stories". Matthew's plays include "Red Valley", "Good Morning" - finalist in the 2014 winter Strawberry One Act Festival, and a new full length play, "Vavuli." Matthew directed "Anna's Hope" by Yudellka Heyer in the 2014 winter Strawberry One Acts Festival. Other acting credits include: "Cowboy Mouth," which was nominated for best revival at the ITA Awards, "Moonfleece," Shakespeare's "As You Like It", and "The Admirals Room." Recent film credits include: "Steel Town", directed by Nicolas Hurt starring Darren Shahlavi and "Black Action" directed by Richard Nwaoko (Rich Chill TV).
Christopher Wharton (Peter), actor and playwright, was born and raised in the United Kingdom. A 2011 American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate and 2012 American Academy company member. Recent credits include "Felt Left Out," "Chaos Complex", "ZNation," "The Amoralists," "Bad and the Better," "Broadway", "No Exit", and "Three Sisters."
Performances of The Campaign Manager will take place at Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002). Showtimes are tonight, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at www.arlenesgrocery.net or 212-358-1633. For more information about the company, visit www.PoorMouthTheatre.Blogspot.com.
Photo Credit: Linda Manning
Christopher Warton (Peter), Andy Fitzpatrick (Lazarus), Matthew Stannah (Jesus)
Christopher Warton (Peter) and Andy Fitzpatrick (Lazarus)
Bronagh Harmon (Mary) and Matthew Stannah (Jesus)