APRIL'S FOOL to Play FringeNYC, 8/9-24

New York Hamlet Productions has announced the world premiere of April's Fool, a new play by Kelly McAllister, directed by Bronwen Carson. Performances will take place at The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St on SAT 8/9 4:15 - 6:15, SUN 8/17 6:30 - 8:30, WED 8/20 2:00 - 4:00, FRI 8/22 9:30 - 11:30 and SUN 8/24 NOON - 2:00

At a costume party on April Fool's Day in the East Village of Manhattan, Fate arrives in the guise of a Norn (Norse Goddess of Fate) and, over 24 hours, toys with the lives of four young New Yorkers as they struggle with love, life and entanglement. As time and space shift, we follow these characters through a varied Manhattan landscape that includes an East Village apartment, a hipster bar and Central Park. Lies are told, confidences shattered and the fabric of reality itself is questioned.

The cast features Liz Conway, Ian Campbell Dunn (The Leftovers/HBO), Heather McAllister, Casey Shane and Sarah Wharton.

Kelly McAllister, a three time veteran of FringeNYC, is an award winning playwright whose work has been published and produced all over the world, from NYC to Prague to Sao Paulo. His play Last Call won the Excellence in Playwriting award in FringeNYC 2002. Other plays include: Burning the Old Man (NYIT 2005 Outstanding Full Length Play) and Hela and Troy (Finalist Humana Festival Heideman award 2010). His plays have been published by Applause Books, Playscripts Inc., Smith & Kraus and NYTE.

Bronwen Carson is an accomplished director/choreographer based in NYC. Credits include: Viva America (Broadway Workshop), The Cherry Orchard (Off-Broadway), In The Key of Cy (Off-Broadway), Myopia (Neighborhood Playhouse) and Dim Sum(Neighborhood Playhouse). Producer Craig Nobbs was recently Associate Producer on SAM, a feature film co-written and directed by Nicholas Brooks and Producer on the film The Cat's Cradle, written by Tawny Sorensen and directed by David Spaltro. He is an award winning playwright and screenwriter and a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dramatic Writing Program.

Photo Credit: Craig Nobbs 2014

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