Sam Pinkleton to Direct World Premiere of FIX ME, JESUS at Abingdon, Beg. 11/1

Sam Pinkleton to Direct World Premiere of FIX ME, JESUS at Abingdon, Beg. 11/1

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 21st Season with FIX ME, JESUS by Helen Sneed, directed by Sam Pinkleton, with previews set to begin Friday, November 1, prior to an official press opening November 10 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Streslin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Performances run through Sunday, November 24.

Set in 1986, Annabell Armstrong frantically searches for the perfect dress at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. Her career, love life, finances, and family relations are a train wreck. When characters from her past invade the dressing room, Annabell, a rising star in the Texas Democratic Party, must choose between independence and her lifelong fear of her own power. This young activist-trapped in the Reagan era-struggles to throw off her legacy and start anew.

The ensemble features Kate Froemmling, Lori Gardner, Polly Lee, Lisa McMillan , Lee Roy Rogers and Mitch Tebo.

The creative team includes Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose (co-set and costume designers); Vadim Ledvin (lighting designer); Margaret Pine (composer and sound designer); Chris Mills (dramaturg); Carol Hanzel (casting); and John Trevellini (production manager). Production Stage Manager is Deidre Works.

Helen Sneed (Playwright) is a native Texan. She worked extensively in presidential and statewide elections as a political organizer and strategist for Democratic candidates. Her New York theatre positions include Director of Professional Rights, Dramatists Play Service; Senior Vice President, Music Theatre International; Executive Director, National Alliance for Musical Theatre; and Director, Special Projects, Walt Disney Theatricals. A member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Dramatists Guild, Helen is also the co-author of a musical, Sally Blane, The World's Greatest Girl Detective (Dramatists Play Service). For 20 years she has been a judge at FutureFest, the new play festival at the Dayton Playhouse. She is a graduate of Tulane University.

Sam Pinkleton (Director) has directed and developed new work with The Vineyard Theatre, The O'Neill, Rattlestick, Joe's Pub, The York, La MaMa, and Ars Nova. As a choreographer his recent work includes Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep); Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (Playwrights Horizons); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino); Buyer and Cellar (Rattlestick/Barrow Street); Spring Awakening (Olney Theatre); and The Material World (Dixon Place). He is co-director of The Dance Cartel's long-running ONTHEFLOOR at the Ace Hotel and was Associate Director for Nicky Silver's The Lyons on Broadway. Sam teaches in the undergraduate drama program at NYU and is a member of dance-theatre company Witness Relocation and The Civilians R&D group. Current/upcoming projects include choreography for Machinal on Broadway and the stage adaptation of Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks USA). www.sampinkleton.com

Performances of FIX ME, JESUS run November 1-24: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm (with the following exception: Sunday, November 10 at 5pm) at Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.abingdontheatre.org.

For more about Abingdon Theatre Company and its upcoming 21st Season, visit www.abingdontheatre.org. Follow Abingdon on Twitter @abingdontheatre, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/abingdontheatre, and Tumblr at https://www.abingdonnyc.tumblr.com

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