BOOCOCK=VP - Cheney's worst nightmare

Ars Nova presents Boocock=VP. What if the guy running for Vice President was not only the Presidential contender's best hit-man, but also so "warts 'n all" self-revealing that his candidacy was unassailable? Tuesday, October 26th at 8 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave.).

Bush/Cheney must go, even if Boocock has to run for Vice President. VP Candidate Boocock tells you the truth about the politically polarized American Landscape through the filter of baseball.

Paul Boocock (Performer/Writer), a member of Elevator Repair Service, has collaborated on Highway to Tomorrow and is currently working on Gatsby, to be shown at The Performing Garage. From 1993-1999 Boocock was in Premium Bob, which had a development deal with ABC-TV. Boocock has also performed in theatres and clubs in New York and Hollywood, including The Flea, The HBO Workspace and the off-Broadway Kaufman.

Boocock was "Steve" in Hal Hartley's Henry Fool. He plays "Dirk" in Steven Schardt's short film "Boutique," and played "Malcolm" in The Curse of the Starving Class (Yale Rep, dir. Jim Simpson). Other NYC theatre work: "Peter" in The Possessed (dir. Kristin Marting); "Benno" in Todd Alcott's Waterbirds (PS 122); "Marcus" in Target Margin's seminal Titus Andronicus; "Galy Gay" in Tiny Mythic's A Man's a Man. Boocock has worked extensively in commercials as voice and on-camera talent; he is the voice of Dr. Jonas Venture in the Cartoon Network's "Venture Bros."

Mary Catherine Burke (Director) has directed new plays at The Hypothetical Theater Company, Theater for a New City, The Fringe Festival, PSNBC, The Directors Company, HERE, Manhattan Theatre Source, NYU and The Culture Project. Burke's directing credits include: Anna Christie (Storm Theatre), Learning to Walk by Ionesco, Winners by Brian Friel and Mud by Maria Irene Fornes. Assistant directing credits include: Fortune's Fool (B'way, dir. Arthur Penn); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Goodspeed Opera House); Dinner With Demons (Second Stage, dir. Peter Askin); Havana is Waiting (Cherry Lane Theatre, dir. Michael John Garces); A Lesson Before Dying (Signature Theatre Company); and The Waverly Gallery by Kenny Lonergan (Williamstown Theatre Festival), among others. She was a recipient of the Drama League Fall fellowship and is a member of the SDCF Artist Action Foundation.

Ticket & Schedule Information

BOOCOCK=VP plays Tuesday, October 26th at 8 PM. Tickets are $15. To purchase, call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or go to www.SmartTix.com. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave. Subway: C, E, to 50th Street, N, R, Q, W to 57th Street, or 1, 9 to Columbus Circle. Beer, wine and refreshments are available at the bar.

Ars Nova was built in the memory of Gabe Wiener to provide artists a space to develop and perform new works in an intimate audience setting. Ars Nova produces theater, comedy and music events, making premium live entertainment accessible to a New York audience at affordable prices. Ars Nova offers a free play reading series (Out Loud), an alternative music and comedy series (Thursdays at 10), a musical theater series (Broadway Spotlight), a singer/songwriter series (Uncharted) and in-house writers' workshops. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.

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