Dan Fingerman's STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY Premieres at FringeNYC Tonight
ELR Productions, LLC has announced that Playwright Dan Fingerman (THE AUSTERITY OF HOPE) will team up with director Christina Roussos (MAGIC TRICK) to present the world premiere of STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY; a new family drama set against the backdrop of the 1986 World Series victory, today, August 9 - 16. In a festival known for outrageous offerings, this play is one of the more poignant and darker NY International Fringe Festival shows. The production will run at Teatro SEA, located in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center at 107 Suffolk Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
After their mother's death, during the onset of the AIDS crisis, Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.
Liene Dobraja is the costume designer. Colleen Lacy is the stage manager.
Playwright Dan Fingerman is an Astoria-based playwright whose first play THE AUSTERITY OF HOPE enjoyed a sold out run at the 2011 Fresh Fruit Festival. It was remounted the following year at Abingdon Theatre Company and was published by Indie Theatre Now and also garnered high critical praise from several publications. This summer, he will make his New York International Fringe Festival debut with STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Director Christina Roussos is a theatre and film director based in Brooklyn. Her work has been seen at venues such as the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row, HERE, the Living Theatre, Horse Trade's The Red Room, The American Globe Theatre, and HB Studio/HB Playwrights Foundation. She has directed for Theater Breaking Through Barriers, New York Madness, Ensemble Studios Youngblood, her own company Silt Group and Caps Lock Theatre's Magic Trick in last year's Fringe Festival. She is the director and co-producer of The Share, a half hour sitcom pilot and short character episodes that can be seen at thesharesitcom.com. Christina serves as an Associate Director for Theater Breaking Through Barriers, a company focused on working with physically-disabled artists, and is a volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. For more information, visit www.christinaroussos.com.
Producer Elyssa Rabinowitz is the executive producer of ELR Productions, LLC which was created in May 2012. The company was founded in order to provide new and upcoming artists an avenue to bring their vision of original works to life. When Elyssa is not dedicating her time and effort to the arts, she works in commercial real estate for a National Leading Parking Company. Elyssa previously produced Dan Fingerman's The Austerity of Hope at the Abingdon Theatre. She holds a B.A. from West Chester University and an M.B.A. from New York Institute of Technology.
Performances of STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY are: Friday, August 9 at 5 p.m., Saturday, August 10 at 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 13 at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, August 15 at 4 p.m. and Friday, August 16 at 9:15 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in Advance and can be purchased by calling 866-468-7619, Mon - Sun 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., or online at www.fringenyc.org.
The Teatro SEA is located within the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center at 107 Suffolk Street ?(between Rivington & Delancey). Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey/Essex.
For more information, visit www.strandedonmotorparkway.com.