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Fortress Productions' DREAM TICKET to Play FringeNYC


Fortress Productions is proud to present DREAM TICKET as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, running August 12-28th, 2016.

Playwright Ryan Bernsten, fresh from the campaign trail in Iowa, weaves the mania of the election cycle into a timely satire. The production is directed by Outstanding Direction FringeNYC 2012 Winner Kristin Skye Hoffmann and Associate Directed by Marylynne Anderson-Cooper.

In this political satire, populist Becky Roberts and maverick Les Sugarman compete for their party's presidential nomination-despite a history that wasn't strictly political. When the media forces them to run together, their dream ticket becomes a nightmare. Audiences will laugh at the antics of politicos and media alike, until they are faced with the results of our entertainment-dominated political process.

DREAM TICKET features Chris Payseur as maverick Senator Leslie Sugarman, Amy Lee Pearsall* as populist Senator Becky Roberts, Toni Martin* as Sugarman's campaign manager (who keeps her personal life private) Patty Baxter, Olivia Jampol as the vitriol- spitting radio host Darla Finger, Erik Gullberg* as Tea Party campaign manager Rex Herman, Adam Hyland as left-wing media star Thomas Stevenson, Desiree Staples as the flip-floppin' voter Wanda Puffin, and Ryan Bernsten as #SugarmanOrBust bro Ty Chad- wick.

Fortress Productions is committed to bringing timely political theatre to audiences that makes them laugh out loud but also reflect on the state of our nation.

DREAM TICKET runs August 12-25 at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St, New York City): FRI 8/12 7:15; SUN 8/14 Noon; THU 8/18 2:00; SUN 8/21 7:30; THU 8/25 2:15. Tickets: $18 - For tickets visit For more information, go to

*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association

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