THE RUFUS EQUATION Set for Players Theater as Part of FringeNYC Extension, Begin. 9/8
Ted Cubbin's new comedy The Rufus Equation, which had its world premiere at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, has been extended into the Fringe Encore Series, with five performances added for Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Tuesday September 10 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday. September 15 at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street, NYC). Tickets for these added performances are available through www.TheRufusEquation.com.
The Rufus Equation, under the direction of Tom Ridgely, played to sold-out houses during the 2013 Fringe Festival and emerged as one of this year's break-out hits. In addition, Playwright Ted Cubbin was awarded the 2013 FringeNYC "Overall Excellence in Playwriting Award" in a ceremony held Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Geoffrey Arend leads the cast of The Rufus Equation as Professor Bert Rufus. Arend's film and television credits include Garden State, Supertroopers, (500) Days of Summer, Save the Date, Beach Pillows, Devil, The Ringer, "The Closer" (TNT), "Law & Order" (NBC), "Trust Me" (TNT) and "Body of Proof" (ABC). The cast also features Hanna Cheek, Joy Farmer-Clary, Pierre Epstein, Chris Kipiniak, and Dave Quay.
What's love got to do with quantum physics? Professor Bert Rufus is awkward with women - especially with the alluring physicist Alys Smith. Bert invents a secret device that will shock the world...and might even get him laid. In The Rufus Equation, Nerd + Math = Sex.
Author Ted Cubbin grew up with a passion for physics, which he studied at Princeton University and went on to practice at NASA and elsewhere. While a graduate student at Princeton, he was the last student of Professor Robert Jahn, who pioneered the scientific pursuit for experimental evidence of a "sixth sense." The Rufus Equation is his first play.
Director Tom Ridgely is a co-founder of the theatre company Waterwell, for which he has directed or co-directed GOODBAR, #9, The|King|Operetta, Marco Millions (based on lies) and The Persians, among others. His work has also been seen at The Public Theater, Ars Nova, 59E59, Symphony Space, The Barrow Street Theater, NYU/Tisch, Theatre Row, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
For more information visit www.TheRufusEquation.com.