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Josue Gutierrez Guerra to Lead PENINSULA at FringeNYC; Full Cast Announced!

PENINSULA, a world-premiere play by Nathan Wright, will be presented as part of the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC, held this year from August 9th - 25th. Produced by In Absentia Productions and directed by Nadia Foskolou, PENINSULA stars Angela Atwood, Vanessa Bartlett, Josué Gutierrez Guerra, Kellan Peavy, Marc Sinoway (Logo's "Hunting Season"), and John Zdrojeski. PENINSULA will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #16,' Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street): Wednesday, 8/14 at 4:15 pm; Friday, 8/16 at 8:45 pm; Saturday, 8/17 at 5:15 pm; Monday 8/19 at 9:00 pm; and Thursday 8/22 at 2:30 pm. For tickets, which will go on sale on Friday, July 19th, visit FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619.

PENINSULA tells the story of Tiago, a young man who escaped the poverty-stricken slums of Rio de Janeiro, now working as a migrant in a seemingly peaceful summer town in Northern Michigan's wine country. A visceral exploration of shifting identity, power and desire, PENINSULAexplodes with poetry, sensuality, and danger.

PENINSULA began development in 2008 as part of playwright Nathan Wright's MFA thesis at Columbia University, where it was presented as a staged reading directed by Hal Brooks and starring Vincent Piazzo as Tiago. PENINSULA was further developed during the summer of 2012 through a workshop production directed by Nadia Foskolou at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.

Presented by In Absentia Productions, PENINSULA has production design by Drew Florida. The General Manger is Dean A. Carpenter / D.A.C. Productions, LLC; and Christina Franklin is the Production Stage Manager.

For more information, please visit: peninsulatheplay.com.


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