fandango 4 Art House to Stage THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS at IATI Theater, 11/5-22
fandango 4 Art House has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS, a new play based loosely on actual events surrounding a young Texas girl's unfathomable journey from "miracle child" to aimless rebel, into the throes of the Iraq war and beyond, November 5 - November 22 at the IATI Theater at 64 East 4th Street in NYC. All tickets are $18. Visit www.fandango4arthouse.weebly.com.
THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS is an ever-timely and highly theatrical modern Greek drama (with humor), which tells the epic tale of a young woman's quest for self as she embarks on a deeply probing and ultimately shocking journey. From a strict Christian upbringing in the small town of Halibut, Texas, Jenny Pitts falls prey to teenage rebellion as she questions her roots and her place in the world. But after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occur, Jenny is pulled from despair into heroism -- only to become embroiled in a military scandal that will turn her from American hero to social pariah and test the very depths of her will.
Award-winning playwright Daniel Damiano is the author of DAY OF THE DOG (St. Louis Theatre Circle Award Nominee for Best New Play, 2013), which received two acclaimed productions with St. Louis Actors' Studio in 2013 and then in its NYC transfer to 59E59 in 2014 ("A Playwright to watch" - Theatre is Easy, "Virtually flawless" - Stage & Cinema). He is also the author of the acclaimed THE GOLDEN YEAR ("Beautifully crafted" - Times Square Chronicles), which received its World Premier with the WorkShop Theater Company. His acclaimed short play CUT (Arts & Letters Prize Finalist) will soon be seen at 59E59 Theatre as part of the Neil Labute New Play Festival, produced by St. Louis Actors' Studio, in January 2016.
Acclaimed director Kathy Gail MacGowan has received acclaim for successfully ushering new plays to the stage in New York. This is her 4th collaboration with Daniel Damiano:THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF MRS. CARTWELL @ MTS, Estrogenius Festival Winner, THE GOLDEN YEAR, WorkShop Theater, and MEET THE EARTH, a reading starring Austin Pendleton. Other Recent: KENTUCKY CANTATA at Here Arts, BROAD CHANNEL at Cabrini Repertory, IN THE SUMMER PAVILION at 59E59 Street Theaters. Festival Work Includes: Sam French OOBR, MITF, and NY FRINGE, "In The Summer Pavilion", Backstage Critic's Pick/NY Daily News Highlight.
Production design for THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS includes lighting design by Michael Megliola, sound design by Julian Evans, costume design is by Vorachon Roongsri. Bethany Clark is the Production Stage Manager.
Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8PM. Sunday's at 2PM. There will be no Tuesday or Wednesday performance during the first week. Tickets for THE DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE OF PRIVATE PITTS are $18 and can be purchased at the box office prior to each performance or in advance on the SmartTix website.