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MAUS Theater of Berlin's COME THICK NIGHT Opens Tonight at FringeNYC

MAUS Theater of Berlin presents COME THICK NIGHT, A Shakespearean Gruselkabinett at the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. A production of The Present Company, the show runs tonight, August 19, through August 24th.

All performances are at Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St., New York. Dates: TUE 19.8. WED 20.8. FRI 22.8. SAT 23.8. SUN 24.8. Tickets: $18 - $24. For tickets, visit

In this darkly comic, postmodern "chamber of horrors," a young woman wakes from a nightmare about killing her father- -- only to find she's still in it. Written and directed by FringeNYC veteran John Crutchfield, the play features a top-shelf international cast: Laura Tratnik of the Berliner Ensemble and Niels Bormann of the Gorki Theater, both in their New York debuts. With sound design by Mary Zogzas, lighting design by Abby Hoke-Brady, stage management by Lisa Smith.

MAUS Theater is a small, Berlin-based collective devoted to the creation and production of new, interdisciplinary, English-language theater.

Laura Tratnik (actor) was born in Frankfurt, Germany and educated at the Ernst Busch acting school in Berlin. She has been a company member of both the Schaubühne and the Berliner Ensemble, where she has worked with many of Europe's leading directors, including Thomas Ostermeier and Claus Peymann. She has also worked in the United States with Burning Coal Theatre Company and The Magnetic Theatre.

Niels Bormann (actor) was born in Bremen, Germany and studied acting at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He worked for many years in Berlin's independent theatre scene before becoming a member of the Schaubühne. He is also a well-known film and television actor in Germany. Most recently, he has worked at the Gorki Theater, and starting next summer, he will be joining the Kammerspiele in Munich.

John Crutchfield (writer, director) was born in Austin, Texas and grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His one-man show, The Songs of Robert, won a Judges Award for Outstanding Solo Performance at FringeNYC in 2009.

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