LENNY BRUCE IS NOT AFRAID Debuts at Frigid Festival
From the award winning theatre company, HUB Theatricals, comes their newest and boldest production, "Lenny Bruce is Not Afraid" by Mark Levy this runs from February 16th-March 2nd at Under St Marks. Featuring Kayla Mason and Mark Levy. Directed by Kristen Keim. Designed by Adam Sherwin.
Set a month after humanity as basically ended, this immersive dark romantic comedy, follows the last 2 people alive in New York City (played by Kayla Mason and Mark Levy) as the enjoy a crazy drunk first date. The rules of dating are out the window and anything can happen as society is gone. What will happen when they return to his place? Really only one way to find out.
Conceived and workshopped starting early 2016 because of Trump anxiety, award winning playwright Mark Levy spent months using his comedy and writing skills to make this play be both terrifying and hilarious at the same time. "When characters are sad and lonely, anything can happen", Levy says "Put them in a room, and see if they find love or try to kill each other, no matter what humanity is up to them to save"
Like most of Levy's work, this play features a strong female performance and a female director. "As a writer, if I can, I like have women direct my plays because they can provide a different experience to this than I ever could"
This is HUB Theatricals second play in the NY Frigid Festival ("All is Fine in Sunny Florida!" 2016) and 2017 marked a banner year for the company as their play "...waiting" by Mark Levy won several awards at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity including Best Overall evening of One Acts"
The company is thrilled to open on Friday, February 16th at 8:50pm at Under St. Marks (94 St Marks Place, NY New York 10009) and continues Tuesday, February 20th at 5:30pm Wednesday February 21st at 10:30pm, Sunday, February 25th at 5:10pm, and concludes on Friday, March 2nd at 10:30pm
Tickets are available on horsetrade.info
Meet the Cast and Crew
Kayla Mason (Mal) has a BFA in Acting from Pace University and has been on the scene in NYC as an actor, singer, and improviser for long enough now to know that she's in it for the long haul! She is currently performing regularly at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT) with a slew of improv and sketch teams including Improv team "Batteries Not Included", 2prov "Half An Avocado", and sketch teams "Sketchy", "SketchTV", and "WTF PrimeTime Players". Really, she's just having the time of her life!!!
Check her out online - www.kaylamason.net
Levy (Max/Playwright) is originally from Florida but has lived in NY now for 8 years. Completed and AA and AS from Florida School of the Arts and graduated Cum Laude from University of Florida with his third undergraduate acting diploma (yep, he is that person) moved to NY to pursue acting. Studied at UCB for 7 years and has written many weird plays and acted in more. Previous appearances in Hit and Match (award nomination) and Renaissance Dueling Play (Award nomination).and "...waiting" (award win 2017) He is thrilled to be acting and sharing this bizarre comedy with you. @Levy85 for everything.
Kristen Keim (Director) is a Brooklyn based Director/Choreographer and occasional performer. She has directed such shows as Arsenic And Old Lace (The Heights Players), tick, tick...BOOM! (Wilsor theatrical group/co-director), A Life TBD (NYC Fringe), and Mirror, Mirror: A Musical in 7 Times (Jan Hus Playhouse). She has choreographed such shows as Carousel (Heights Players), Annie Get Your Gun (St. Jean's Players), Romeo and Juliet (Hunter College/CUNY), and Captain Hook's Cabaret (Times Scare).
Adam Sherwin (Designer) has been waiting for this show to go up for months. He is a former house manager for Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables. Other production credits include The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Christmas by Committee, and Peter Pan.
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