Wide Eyed Productions Presents ANIMALS at FringeNYC, 8/14-23

Wide Eyed Productions presents ANIMALS by Sam Byron, directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann, as part of the FringeNYC Festival 2012 at The Kraine Theatre, 85 E. 4th Street.

Animals is a new play by emerging playwright Sam Byron. It follows a group of "twenty-somethings" kicking around their suburban hometown. Some of them got out after high school, some of them stayed, and some were held captive, but all have returned for an unofficial reunion. Amidst the flowing booze and the formally familiar faces from their past, three friends confront the unexpected violence that lives inside all of us.

Wide Eyed Productions caps its 5th Season with Animals, an edgy, funny and high-stakes offering to the 16th Annual New York City Fringe Festival, their fourth Fringe production in five seasons.

The show plays the following schedule: TUE 8/14 @ 7:00-8:30; THU 8/16 @ 4:15-5:45; SUN 8/19 @ 2:15-3:45; WED 8/22 @ 4:45-6:15; and THU 8/23 @ 7:00-8:30. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.fringenyc.org.

To get to the Kraine Theatre, take the 6 train to Bleecker Street station, walk east on Bleecker to The Bowery, then north to East 4th Street, then east to the theatre.

Visit the website at www.wideeyedproductions.com for more information and updates.



Jeffrey Adams (Drew) Jeff received his BA in Theatre Arts at Santa Clara University and is currently working on his MFA at The New School for Drama. Recent attributes include: Women and Wallace (Box Colony), NSD's Venus in Fur (Thomas) and the many works of Sam Byron. Pear Avenue Theatre's Death of a Salesman (Happy), The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Chip), Twelfth Night (Feste), Playboy of the Western World (Christy), Erik Ehn's The Saint Plays (Genesius), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), and the world premiere of Over the Mountain at Brava Theatre in San Francisco. Adams is so happy to be working with Wide Eyed and such a talented team on Animals, and is grateful for the opportunity and privilege of participating in this year's Fringe Festival.

JENNA D'ANGELO (Megan) Jenna could not be happier to continue her journey with the fantastic script Animals and to be a part of the FringeNYC Festival. Previous credits include: THEATRE: The Thrill of the Chase (Faith), As You Like It (Rosalind), Dracula (Lucy), California Suite (Diana), Savage in Limbo (Linda Rotunda). FILM: Madeleine Zabel (Madeleine) (www.maddyz.com), Silent Wave (NWOIFF Outstanding Actress in a Short Nomination), Dream Lover, Honeymoon's Over, Kin. For more, visit www.jennadangelo.com.

Sarah Jadin* (Lisa) New York theater: Edward, My Son, The Late George Apley, The Actor's Company Theatre; As You Like It, The Midtown Theater Festival. Regional theater: Alice. Vs. Wonderland, The Donkey Show, American Repertory Theatre. London theater: A Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Way of the World, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. MFA Acting from The ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University.

Sky Seals* (Royce) Sky is a co-founder of Wide Eyed Productions, with whom he has performed (A Girl Wrote It, Goldilocks & the Three Polar Bears, Henry VI part III, Jack & the Soy Beanstalk, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Medea), composed (Goldilocks & the Three Polar Bears, The Trojan Women, Jack & the Soy Beanstalk), production managed (Noah's Arkansas), and stage managed/AD/set designed (A Devil Inside). Sky performed in the long-running Off-Broadway musical Sessions at the Algonquin Theater. As the acoustic comedy duo "Neil and Sky", Sky has written the score for the web series White Liars, and rocked stages across the country.

Leif Steinert (Robby) This is Leif's first time collaborating with Wide Eyed Productions and he could not be more thrilled to be working among such a talented group of artists. He is a second year M.F.A. candidate at the New School for Drama. NY Credits include: Paris (7 Ways to Mourn the Dead reading at M.C.C.), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet at Webster Hall), Yakov (The Seagull), Soapy Smith (Gifts of the Magi) Mark (Discovery Hill's The Hard Lull). Film credits include: Banana's, Vivo's, Feast of Stephen and Life in a Box.


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