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Photo Coverage: 'Asking for It' Opening Night

Opening night to actor/writer Joanna Rush's one-woman show, Asking For It, directed by Tony-nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival occurred Tuesday, August 14 at 7:30PM at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street).

"Asking For It follows the evolution of Bernadette O'Connell as she puddle-jumps through the primordial slime of American culture to personhood. At seventeen, her innocence is soon brutally interrupted by the nefarious 'Brooklyn Bobby.'  The cops tell her she was just 'asking for it.'  Riddled with shame, but full of determination, she picks herself up and goes to an audition at Radio City Music Hall and launches her theatrical career as a Rockette. She fears her sexuality and she flaunts it but it takes a long journey of courage, and some hilarious new age workshops, before she can own it. No one would have expected what she finally asks for, and gets," explained press notes.

Opening night guests included Shonn Wiley, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Murphy Cross, Vivian Reed, Melanie Herman, Jeff Hochhauser, AnnMarie DeAngelo and Mark Brown.

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Photos by Jeronimo Sochaczewski

Shonn Wiley and Shaun Taylor-Corbett

(l-r) Shonn Wiley, Melanie Herman, Jeff Hochhauser and Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Director)

AnnMarie DeAngelo and Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Mark Brown and Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Murphy Cross, Gay Marshall and Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Joanna Rush (Actress/Writer Asking For It)

(top, l-r) Brant Thomas Murray (Lighting Designer), Tim Kinzel (Stage Manager), J. Jason Daunter (Production Manager), Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Director), Kelly Lehmann (Production Assistant), (bottom, l-r) Joanna Rush (Actress and Writer), Abigail Buell (Producer) and Jenn Corbett (Assistant Stage Manager)

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